Dr. Duishon Shamatov
Dr. Duishon Shamatov
Graduate School of Education
53 Kabanbay Batyr Ave.
010000 Astana, Kazakhstan
Duishon Alievich Shamatov is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Nazarbayev University. Duishon received his Master of Education degree in Teacher Education from Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED) and his master thesis was titled “Reconceptualization of Assessment Practices in a Developing Country Context”. He obtained his PhD in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto in Canada in 2005. His doctoral thesis was titled “The Beginning Teachers’ Professional Socialization in Post- Soviet Kyrgyzstan: Challenges and Coping Strategies”. He is the author/co-author of large number of book chapters and refereed journal articles in these areas, in English, Russian and Kyrgyz. He also has experience of conducting research and consultancies in Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Yemen. Duishon’s area of interest includes teacher education, curriculum development, education quality and student assessment. Prior to joining Graduate School of Education (GSE), he worked as a senior research fellow at University of Central Asia in Bishkek. Duishon is a member of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) and European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS).
PhD, University of Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Major area: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning. Dissertation: “The Beginning Teachers’ Professional Socialization in Post- Soviet Kyrgyzstan: Challenges and Coping Strategies”
Master of Education in Teacher Education, Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (Karachi, Pakistan). Master thesis “Reconceptualization of Assessment Practices in a Developing Country Context” (with Distinction).
English teacher diploma from Faculty of World Languages of the Osh State University. (Award of First Position in the Final Year).
From August 2013
Assistant Professor at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education
March 2008 to July of 2013
Senior Research Fellow, University of Central Asia (Central Administration in Bishkek). Research focus on primary, secondary and higher education, education policy, curriculum, education quality, teacher training, professional development of teachers, students’ achievement, equity issues in education.
A co-founder and co-chair of the Public Lecture Series at UCA http://www.ucentralasia.org/public_lectures.asp
2011 (March) to July of 2013 (part-time)
Senior Research Fellow at Assessment Unit of the Kyrgyz Academy of Education.
Taught (part-time) Research Methods course for fourth year students in the World
Economics Department of the International Ala Too Ata Turk University in Bishkek.
Taught (part-time) a Qualitative Research Methods course at American University in Central Asia, Sociology department.
Senior instructor at the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED), Karachi, Pakistan. Designed and conducted in-service courses on education policy, teacher education and curriculum courses for teacher education students.
- and 1998-2000
Senior Instructor, Faculty of World Languages of the Osh State University, Kyrgyzstan. Designed and taught pre-service teacher education courses.
- Shamatov, D. (in press). Country study report on pedagogical approaches: Case of Kyrgyzstan. Based on a UNESCO commissioned study.
- Shamatov, D., A.Mamytov and S.Iptarov. (2014). “Impact of National Scholarship Test on Equity Issues in Kyrgyzstan.”Volume1: Poverty and Social Class in the series International Advances in Education: Global Initiatives for Equity and Social Justice. E.L. Brown and P.C.Gorski (Eds). Information Age Publishing.
- Shamatov, D. (2014). Abook chapter titled “Education Quality in Kyrgyzstan” for the WCCES book “Qualities of education in a globalized world” edited by Diane Brook Napier, Clementina Acedo and Alan Pitman.
- Shamatov, D. (2014). Maksat jana Bilim Beruu (Goals of Education) in a Kyrgyz language journal “Shookum”, in January 2014.
- Shamatov, D. (2013). Everyday realities of a young teacher in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan: A case of history teacher from a rural school. In a book entitled Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan: Political and Social Challenges (editors: Pinar Akcali and Cennet Engin Demir) by Routledge.
- Stephen Bahry, Yuliya Karimova and Duishon Shamatov (2013), a book review of Jacob Landau and Barbara Kellner-Heinkele’s “Language Politics in Contemporary Central Asia: National and Ethnic Identity and the Soviet Legacy” in a journal Language Policy, September 2013.
- Shamatov, D. (2012). “Impact of Standardized Tests on Equity Issues in Kyrgyzstan,” in European Education’s special volume titled the New Educational Assessment Regimes in Eurasia: Impacts, Issues and Implications. Guest edited by Alan DeYoung and Todd Drummond.
- Shamatov, D, Book review of I Silova (ed.), Globalization on the Margins: Education and Postsocialist Transformations in Central Asia, Information Age Publishing, in Comparative Education Review, vol. 56 no. 1, 2012, pp.187-190.
- Shamatov, A book review of Landau, J. M. and Kellner-Heinkele, B. (2012). Language Politics in Contemporary Central Asia: National and Ethnic Identity and the Soviet Legacy. London: I. B. Tauris for the journal Language Policy.
- Shamatov, D. Okuu kondumdorun kalyptandyruu koigoiloru (Issues of developing reading skills) in Shookum journal, pp 14-15, Number 9 (61), September of 2011.
- Shamatov, D. and Sainazarov, K. (2010). The Impact of Standardized Tests on Education Quality in Kyrgyzstan: A Case of PISA 2006 in The Impact of International Achievement Studies on National Education Policymaking, International Perspectives on Education and Society Series published by Emerald Publishing, Volume 13, Alexander Wiseman (Ed.).
- Shamatov, D., Schatz, E. & Niyozov, N. Publications for Improving Scholarship in Central Asia, American University in Central Asia Academic Review, Number 1 (11): 172-179, 2010.
- Shamatov, D. and Niyozov, S. (2010). Teachers Surviving to Teach: Implications for Post-Soviet Education and Society in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in J. Zajda (Ed.), Globalization, Ideology and Education Policy Reforms: Globalization, Comparative Education and Policy Research. Volume 11.
- Shamatov, D. and Joldoshalieva, R. (2010). Teacher Training in Kyrgyzstan in International Handbook on Teacher Training, a new volume dedicated to Teachers Training in the World (editors: Charl Wolhuter and K.Karras).
- Ysmaiylov, S., Joldoshalieva, R., Kabylov, T., & Shamatov, D. A. “Hopes and fears of Kyrgyzstan’s students” in Shookum, in 9 (26) September, 2008, pp. 10-12 and 11 (28) November, 2008, pp. 12-15.
- Bahry, S., Niyozov, S. & Shamatov, D. (2008). Bilingual education in Central Asia. In J. Cummins and N. H. Hornberger (Eds), Encyclopedia of Language and Education, 2nd Edition, Volume 5: Bilingual education, 205-224.
- Holden, C., Joldoshalieva, R., & Shamatov, D. (2008). “I would like to say that things must just get better”, International Journal Citizenship Teaching and Learning, Volume 4, Number 2, pp. 6-17.
- Joldoshalieva, R. & Shamatov, D. (2007). Hopes and fears for the future: Voices of children from Kyrgyzstan. In A.Pandian & M. Kell (Eds.), Literacy: Diverse Perspectives and Pointers for Practice. Serdang, Malaysia: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, 330-339.
- Shamatov, D.A. (2007). Challenges of improving teachers’ assessment practices. Journal of Research and Reflection in Education, June 2007, Vol.1, No.1, pp 28-56. Available at http://www.ue.edu.pk/jrre/1-002.pdf
- Niyozov, S. & Shamatov, D. A. (2007). Teaching and trading: Local voices and global issues from Central Asia. Conference proceedings published at the Central and Inner Asian Seminar, University of Toronto.
- Review of a book by De Young, A., Reeves, M. & Valyaeva, G.K. (2006). Surviving the transition? Case studies of schools and schooling in the Kyrgyz Republic since independence. In Central Asian Survey, June 2007, 26(2), 304-306.
- Niyozov, S. & Shamatov, D. (2006). Trading or teaching: Dilemmas of everyday life economy in Central Asia, Inner Asia (8), 229-262.
- Shamatov, D.A. (2006). Beginning teachers’ professional socialization in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan: Challenges and coping strategies. Conference proceedings published at the International Conference “Quality in Education: Teaching and Learning in Challenging Times” at Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development. Pp.601-613. http://ecommons.aku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1112&context=book_chapters
- Shamatov, D.A. (2006). A conceptual discussion of research ethics. Vestnik of Osh State University. Number 1 and 2, Osh, Kyrgyzstan, pp. 247-250.
- Shamatov, D.A. (2006). Teaching and trading: Local voices and global issues. Vestnik of Osh State University. Number 1 and 2, Osh, Kyrgyzstan, pp. 244-247.
- Ashraf, D., Khaki, J.A., Shamatov, D.A., Tajik, M.A., & Vazir, N. (2005). Reconceptualization of teacher education: Experiences from the context of a multicultural developing country. Journal of Transformative Education, 3(3), July 2005, pp. 271-288.
- Shamatov, D. (2005). Challenges of education and History teaching in Kyrgyzstan. Conference proceedings published at the Central and Inner Asian Seminar, University of Toronto.
- Shamatov, D. (2004). A young history teacher in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan. In Gervers, M., Bulag, U. & Long, G. (Eds.), Cultural Interaction and conflict in Central Asia and Inner Asia (69-85). Conference proceedings published at the Central and Inner Asian Seminar, University of Toronto
- Ashraf, D., Khaki, J., Shamatov, D.A, Tajik, M., & Vazir, N. (2004). Addressing multicultural issues in teacher education: Experiences from Pakistan. In K. Mundel & D. Schugurensky, Lifelong citizenship learning, participatory democracy and social change. Toronto, Canada: Transformative Learning Center, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.
· September-November, 2011. The Sentinel Site Study of the Naryn Baseline Survey to explore people’s quality of life in the Naryn province of Kyrgyzstan.
· June-August, 2010. The comparative analysis of national testing centres in four countries. The project is led by the Open Society Institute (OSI) Tajikistan, with support of the OSI Education Support Programme (ESP) and in coordination with the World Bank and Ministry of Education.
- 2006. Conducted research study titled “Experiences of Primary Teacher Deployment in Pakistan” at Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development together with colleagues Rizvi, M and Siddiqui, N. The study did situational analysis to identify the major issues of teacher deployment (e.g. rural-urban divide, proportion of women teachers, proportion of qualified teachers, situation with teacher supply in earthquake affected areas of Pakistan) and offered suggestions and institutional changes.
- 2005-2006, research titled “Hopes and Fears of Children of Kyrgyzstan” with 11 and 12 year old primary students as part of the large international comparative study conducted in various countries including Canada, Gambia, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and UK. The study was conducted by using survey and focus group interviews, with a large number of 11 and 12 year old students from four schools in Kyrgyzstan. The aim of this study was to build up a comprehensive picture of the hopes and fears of children around personal, local and global issues.
· August, 2011. Review of Early Grade Reading (Review of current pedagogy, materials and factors affecting early grade reading). Research Commissioned by JBS International for USAID.
· May-June, 2011. Impact Evaluation Study of USAID’s education project titled Quality Learning Project in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. By JBS International.
· January-March, 2011. The baseline survey on a project Improving Access to Quality Primary Education in Hajja, Yemen by CARE International in Yemen. Part of Evaluation Study.
- January 2-10 2010, served as UCA Quality Assurance Faculty in the First Phase of the certificate training programme of Field-Based In-service Professional Development Programme for Secondary School Mathematics Teachers, organized by Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), Central Asia, to improve subject matter knowledge and teaching methodologies/practices.
- September 2007 to February 2008. Educational Consultant for Aga Khan Education Service (AKES), Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
- January, 2000. Education Consultant for Teacher Development Project (World Bank and Ministry of Education of Tajikistan), Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Designed and conducted teacher education courses for primary and secondary teachers.
- 1998-2000, designed and implemented intensive teacher training for teachers of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Syria at the Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development.
- Member of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) from 2001
- Member of Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) from 2001
- Member of Central Inner Asia Studies (CIAS) from 2001
- Member of European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS) from 2008
PROFESSIONAL HONORS, AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
- First position at Osh State University graduates’ rating in English language department in 1993
- Fellowship of Aga Khan Foundation for master degree studies in 1996-1998
- Certificate of Distinction for master thesis at Aga Khan University in 1998
- Fellowship of Canadian International Development Agency to do doctoral degree studies at University of Toronto in 2000-2005
- Grant from Canadian International Development Agency to conduct a project “Educational Development for Central Asia” in 2008. The project’s objective was to explore the mechanisms and procedures of peer review as one of the vital means to develop and ensure quality of scholarly publications.
- Review of National Scholarship Testing of the Center for Educational Assessment and Teaching Methods (CEATM) in July, 2008. The committee members included 12 educators from various education institutions (Bishkek universities and schools, the Parliament and the Ministry of Education and Science).
- Review of a book “Citizenship Education: Manual for university faculty of Kyrgyz Republic”, Center of Social Research of AUCA, Bishkek, 2008.
- Ad-hoc reviewer Comparative Education review
- Ad-hoc reviewer European Education
- Ad-hoc reviewer Curriculum Inquiry