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Capacity development in Kazakhstan


The Kazakh government adopted a trilingual policy requiring schools to teach subjects in Kazakh, Russian, and English. NIS, an elite network of schools with no previous experience of publishing, planned to support the new curriculum through writing and publishing trilingual textbooks for five core subjects. We were instrumental in designing a programme of training and remote capacity development support that could:

  • Provide quality assurance in preparation for external approval reviews
  • Manage design and typesetting until NIS was ready to manage these aspects
  • Deliver in-country training workshops in authoring, editing, illustration and design
  • Develop enhanced author and editor manuals
  • Deliver management training for the senior team

In five years, NIS has developed from an organisation with no publishing experience to one with significant capacity and versatile staff able to author, edit and typeset complex, high-quality textbooks.

‘We can highly recommend working with Cambridge, as their enthusiasm and professionalism is matched only by their research and academic excellence.’ 
Director, Center for Educational Programmes
Zhanar Abdildina

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