Draft Development Strategy for the Academy

 MINISTRYOF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF EDUCATION NAMED AFTER Y. ALTYNSARIN

DEVELOPMENTSTRATEGYFOR REPUBLICAN ENTERPRISE

“NATIONAL ACADEMY OF EDUCATION NAMED AFTER Y. ALTYNSARIN”

forthe years 2014-2020

Astana, 2014


List of Abbreviations

KZ – Republic of Kazakhstan

TVE – Technical and vocational education

HPGE – Higher and professional education

MES RK – Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

DPSE – Department of preschool and secondary education

CCESS - Committee on control in education and science sphere

NAE  - National academy of education named after Y.Altynsarin

HEI – Higher educational institution

EQF – European qualification framework

NQS – National qualification system

NQF – National qualification framework

IQF – Industries qualification framework

PS – Professional standard

PhD – Doctor of philosophy

EC – Educational curriculum

SCES – State compulsory education standard

SS – Small schools

RC – Resource center

SR – Scientific research

MM – Mass media

LEB – Local executive body

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The Strategy reflects current development stage of the Academy, development priority in medium-term and long-term perspectives.

The Strategy has been developed on the base of Kazakhstan’s President’sinstructions, laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On education”, “On science”, State project of education development of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the years 2011-2020, National Action Plan on functional literacy development for the years 2012-2016,  priority trends of education and science development in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2014-2016, as well as the Concept for Academy development the draft of which was discussed at:

2 meeting of DPSE (10 June, 2013);

3 meetings conducted by the Ministry of education and science Secretary-General (31 May, 14 June, 14 June 2013);

enlarged meeting of the Academy with the participation of structural subdivisions and subordinate centers of MES of RK (13June, 2013).

 

Implementation of the Strategy will enable to effective functioning of the Academy, raise its status, positive image that will enable to play a key role in updating the content of Kazakhstani education.

 

MISSION

Scientific-pedagogical, methodological and teaching- methodological support of national education system development taking into consideration best national and international practices, practice of Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools, Nazarbayev University and “Қәсіпкер”holding company basedon the principles of transparency, openness and corporatism.

 

VISION

 

National academy of education named after Y.Altynsarin is a republican scientific - educational center that consolidates the efforts of all interested parties (stakeholders) to promote modern education paradigm based on the expansion of academic freedom and social responsibility.

 

 

CURRENT STATUS

 

Academy of Education has 80-year history. In 1933 Pedagogical Research Institute was created, in 1951 it was transformed into the Scientific Research Institute of Pedagogical Sciences. In 1993, Institute of education issues named after Y.Altynsarin was created on the base of the Scientific Research Institute, that since 1998 was renamed the Kazakh Academy of Education named after Y.Altynsarin. Republican State Enterprise "National Academy of Education named after Y.Altynsarin» of Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan was created  upon the resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated April 18, 2008 № 365.

During its activity, the Academy became a base of methodological guidelines definition and the creation of teaching materials used directly in the educational process.  The Academy as an outpost of pedagogy helped to strengthen the role of education as a factor in securing the country's competitiveness.

Since 2000, different republican centers with original profile functions of the Academy have been established, among them: the National Center for State Education Standards and Testing (since 2008 - National Test Center);Republican scientific and practical center of 12-year education issues (in 2008 was attached to the Academy); Republican scientific and practical center "Uchebnik", National Center for Education Statistics and Assessment; Republican Training Center for supplementary education; Republican Center "Preschool childhood"; Republican scientific and methodical center of technical and vocational education development and awarding qualifications; Bologna Process and Academic Mobility Center,etc.
Creation of such countervailing and often duplicative structures has led to the weakening of the role of the Academy as a center accumulating, transforming and transmitting the main achievements of educational thought and best practices of their implementation in the educational process at all levels of educational institutions.

SWOT analysis

 

Strong points

The actual status of the Academy, the only public research organization dedicated to the problems of national education;

Academy as  one of the oldest scientific institutions in the sphere of education and science;

Long-term experience of theoretical -methodological, scientific - pedagogical and teaching – methodological support of education system of Kazakhstan:

coordination of scientific and educational research of higher educational organizations funded by MES;

development of methodological and standard documents for all levels of education ( SCES, standard curricula, instructional and methodological letters, etc.);

development of psychological and pedagogical bases of upbringing and educating children and youth’

conducting scientific and methodological support of educational experiments;

resource support of SS, RC, experimental schools ( 12-year education, multilingual education and etc.);

close collaboration with educational organizations (schools, colleges, higher education institutions);

publication of own republican scientific- methodological and analytical magazines “ 12-year education”, 

“Professional  of Kazakhstan” and “Education”

 

Weak points

-       insufficient application of research and teaching development findings;

-       restriction of the functional area of the Academy due to the opening structures subordinated to MES, often duplicating its functions on ensuring continuity and integration of the content of education at all levels;

-       insufficient collaboration of subordinated structures of MES of RK in matters of training-methodological support;

-       low participation of members of the Academy in international scientific projects, low rate of publications in journals having a coefficient of impact- factor;

-       insufficient number of staff with high academic qualification;

-       lack of own premises for the operational management, dormitories;

-       low salary of the researchers’ inflexible management system of the Academy related to its legal form.


 

Opportunities of the Academy

-       development of theory and practice of pedagogical education;

-       coordination of implementing results of psychological and pedagogical research in the actual practice of education;

-       update traditional teaching practices through transforming pedagogical paradigm and impact on state educational policy;

-       assistance in developing educational programmes based on learning outcomes in accordance with the descriptors of NQF, IQF in education and science and their implementation in terms of pedagogical universities and colleges;

-       design and development of professional standards in the field of education and science;

-       assistance in methodological and methodical support of module educational programmes in accordance with NQF and EQF;

-       improvement of information – analytical support of the development of theory and practice of education through collaboration with the National Academic library including creation of own library content, Internet resource enhancement and etc.;

-       development of inner reserves of increasing the efficiency of management and staffing.


 

Potential risks

-       necessity of making changes and amendments to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan  “On education ”, State Programme for  Education Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the years 2011-2020  and the time of their adoption;

-       slow pace of  necessary legal documents development, teaching materials for 12-year education, existence  of the practice of  withholding from earlier decisions, formal records of the conducted experiments results;

-       involvement of the Academy researchers to perform current uncommon orders due to the existing practice of interacting with departments of MES that negatively affects the quality of methodological and teaching-methodological manuals of the Academy;

-       average age of the researchers – 47 years.


 

Purpose:

Creation and successful operation of the national research center providing updated traditional education practice through the transformation of pedagogical paradigm and the impact on the educational policy of the state.

 

Objectives:

-       improve the effectiveness of research in the field of education;

-       coordinate  implementation of psychological and pedagogical research outcomes in the current practice of education;

-       coordinate the development of the legal and regulatory framework at all levels of education;

-       promote the theory and practice of pedagogical education;

-       accumulate, transform and replicate best national and international teaching practice;

-       study, adapt and promote practice of Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools, Nazarbayev University and “Қәсіпкер”holding company;

-       improve quality of teaching-methodological support of the process of updating education content;

-       involve wider scientific, pedagogical, parent community, LEB, MM and other parties interested in the activity of the Academy;

-       institutional development of the Academy;

-       development of the Academy  human resources.

 

Activities:
1. Theoretical and methodological support of philosophy and education policy.
2. Scientific and methodological support of integration and continuity of all levels of education.
3. Teaching-methodological support of update process of education practice.
4. Information and analytical support of the theory and practice of education.
5. Quality Management.

Activity 1: Theoretical and methodological support of philosophy and education policy.

Implementation measures:

-  participation in competitions and tenders research in the field of education;

- expansion of ties with Kazakhstani pedagogical universities and teacher training colleges;

- involvement of scientists, highly qualified teachers for cooperation in the field of scientific and educational research;

- conduct joint research with foreign scientific and pedagogical research organizations on the current issues of education;

- expansion of ties with foreign universities and research centres, international scientific organizations;

- conducting and participating in international research projects, forums, symposia, conferences;

- obtaining status of the parent organization coordinating scientific and educational research and implementing their outcomes in the current practice of education;

- opening of doctoral (PhD) on the base of the Academy to train in the field “ Education”;

- opening of the Dissertation Council for awarding the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) on all pedagogical sciences.


Activity 2.Scientific and methodological support of integration and continuity of all levels of education.

Implementation measures:

creation of the legal and regulatory framework for implementing SCES of updated content of education;

development, testing and implementation of updated SCES, curricula and complex of teaching- methodological materials of primary, secondary and general secondary education;

participation in upgrading IQF, in developing and expertizing professional standards in the field of education and science;

development of methodology of designing educational curricula in the field of “Education” in the system of TVE, HPE on the basis of professional standards in the field of education and science;

development of the Concept “ Lifelong learning” and Strategy for its implementation in the RK;

discussion of conceptual provisions of modern school and professional education at the national and international levels through conducting scientific-practical conferences, symposia and seminars.

 

Activity 3. Teaching-methodological support of update process of education practice.

Implementation measures:

study, generalization, adaptation of practice of Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools,  Nazarbayev University and  “Қәсіпкер”holding company;

development and implementation of  comprehensive long-term monitoring of pedagogical experiment of 12-year experiment  for analysis and synthesis of the results;

update the content of TVE, HPE in the field of dual system of training by attracting leading foreign enterprises using modern technologies in their work;

 development and implementation of integrated pedagogical monitoring on SS (RC) for analysis and synthesis of the results;

development of training methodology aimed at forming a new Kazakhstani patriotism;

initiation of creating national information – educational network “Білім бұлағы” and the development of its content;

creation of Scientific Coordination Council on updated content of education under the Academy.

 

Activity 4: Information and analytical support of the theory and practice of education.

Implementation measures:

- development and support with high-quality information on updating education content for the general public;

- development of forward-looking information to make decisions on updating the content of education;

- creation of own library with wide access to world scientific – pedagogical and teaching resources;

- enter into Memorandums with the National academic library of the RK, libraries of republican universities, as well as subordinated structures of MES of the RK on providing regular information about work performed;

- carry out extended meetings of the Scientific Council of the Academy with the participation of subordinate organizations for the rapid exchange of information and solution of common problems.

Activity 5:Quality Management.

Implementation measures:

- reorganization of the Academy to JSC, and state is the owner of 100% shares (founder – the Government of the RK);

- expansion of functions of the Academy by optimizing structures of subordinate to MES organizations;

- search for alternative sources of funding for the Academy;

- organizing the Academy structure on the principles of corporate governance;

- creation of public institution of academicians, the Presidium of the Academy;

- expansion of the Academy infrastructure through the institutional development of laboratories, centres and institutes, establishment of regional associations, Pedagogical library, Pedagogical Museum;

- introduction of internal system of the Academy staff certification;

- institutional support of national information – educational network “Білім бұлағы”;

- creation of Publishing in the Academy by expanding functions of the publishing center.

 

EXPECTED RESULTS

Activity 1:Theoretical and methodological support of philosophy and education policy.

Objective 1.1.: Increase efficiency of scientific research in the field of education

 

Expected results:

 

By 2016

By2020

1.1.1 Number of executed budget, initiative, contractual, including international scientific research

Atleast15 projects

Atleast30 projects

1.1.2 Positive assessment of annual independent scientific –technical expertise

100% SRP

100% SRP

Activity1:Theoretical and methodological support of philosophy and education policy.

Objective 1.2:Coordination of implementing the results of psychological- pedagogical research in the actual practice of education

Expected results:

By 2016

By 2020 

1.2.1 Positive decision of MES of the RK on approving the Academy as a parent organization in the field of education

1.2.2  Coordination of all SRP in the field of education funded by MES of the RK

1.2.3 Operation of the Dissertation Council under the Academy for awarding scientific degree of a doctor (PhD) in the field of pedagogical sciences

Activity 2:Scientific and methodological support of integration and continuity of all levels of education.

Objective 2.1:Coordination of legaland regulatory framework at all levels of education

Expected results:

By 2016

By 2020

2.1.1  SCES of the RK (primary education)

2.1.2 SCES of the RK (junior and senior secondary education)

Activity 2:Scientific and methodological support of integration and continuity of all levels of education.

Задача2.2:Promote the development of theory and practice of teacher education:

Expected results:

By 2016

By 2020

2.2.1 IQF in education and science

2.2.4 Confirmation of qualifications in the field of education and science – 30% of pedagogical and scientific – pedagogical staff

2.2.2 Professional standards in education and science

2.2.3 Standards of independent assessment and confirmation of qualifications in the field of education and science

2.2.5 Standards of ensuring quality of pedagogical education

2.2.6  Accreditation of curricula for colleges and higher educational institutions training specialists in the field “Education” – 40%

2.2.7  Institutional accreditation of education organizations training specialists in the field of “Education” – 10%


Activity3:Teaching-methodological support of update process of education practice.

Objective 3.1:Accumulation, transformation and replication of best national and international pedagogical practice

Expected results:

By 2016

By 2020

3.1.1 Data Bank innovative teaching ideas - no less than 150 works

3.1.2 Databaseinnovativeteachingideas-nolessthan1,000 works

3.1.3 The concept and structure of monitoring the implementation of innovative teaching ideas in real educational practice

3.1.4 Automated monitoring system of implementing innovative teaching ideas in the real educational practice

3.1.5 Pedagogical almanac of national idea «Мәңгілікел»

3.1.6 Pedagogical map of national idea «Мәңгілікел»

Activity3: Teaching-methodological support of update process of education practice.

Objective3.2:Study, adaptation and promoting practice of Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools, Nazarbayev University and“Қәсіпкер”holding company

Expected results:

By 2016

By 2020

3.2.1 Curricula and TMC of partially updated content of secondary education

3.2.2 Curricula and TMC of partially updated content of junior and senior secondary education

3.2.3 Curricula and TMC of updated content of secondary education

3.2.4 Methodological works on designing educational curricula for higher educational institutions and colleges based on the results of teaching in accordance with NQF of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Activity3: Teaching-methodological support of update process of education practice.

Objective 3.3:Improve quality of teaching-methodological support of the process of updating content of education

Expected results:

 

By 2016

By  2020

3.3.1 Degree of satisfaction of pedagogical community with teaching- methodological support of updating content od education

50%

75%

3.3.2 Degree of satisfaction of parent community with teaching- methodological support of updating content of education

25%

50%

Activity 4:Information and analytical support of the theory and practice of education.

Objective 4.1:Involvement of wide scientific, pedagogical, parent community, LEB, MM and other parties interested in the activity of the Academy

Expected results:

By 2016

By 2020

4.1.1Scientific- methodologicaljournal «Білім– Education» – ascientificissuerecommendedbyCCESS ofMES of the RK for publishing significant findings of scientific activity

4.1.2 Scientific –methodological journal  «Білім– Education» – a scientific issue that has coefficient of impact factor no less 0,1

4.1.3 Site of the Academy is a dynamically updated web resource with elements of communication environment, providing scientific and educational information

4.1.4 Site of the Academy is a national educational web resource as   communication environment for main stakeholders of education

 

Activity 5:Quality Management

Objective 5.1:Institutional development of the Academy

Expected results:

By 2016

By  2020

5.1.1 Neworganization-legalformoftheAcademyis a jointstockcompanywith100% ofsharesownedbythestate

5.1.2 NeworganizationstructureoftheAcademyandthehierarchyofworking relationships of the Academy employees

5.1.3 OptimizedstructureofsubordinatedtoMES of the RK organizations

5.1.4 Introduction of QMS (ISO 9001)

Activity 5:Quality Management

Objective 5.2:Development of human resources of the Academy

Expected results:

 

By 2016

By 2020

5.2.1 Numberof the Academyresearcherswithscientificdegree

40%

75%

5.2.2 Average  age of scientific researchers

40-45 years

35-40 years

5.2.3 Share of  graduates of International programme “Bolashak”and doctorate PhD under the Academy for the personnel of the Academy

till10%

till 30%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure – proposed organization structure of the Academy