KIX EAP Podcast

KIX EAP Podcast

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Published every first Wednesday of the month, the KIX EAP Podcast is hosted by Ryan Allen, Assistant Professor at Chapman University, California, USA. The Podcast is available on the NORRAG podcast channels, subscribe on SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

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KIX EAP Podcast #17: Tamader Al-Tarifi Awad Al-Karim, the school teacher who became the Federal Minister of Education in Sudan

This episode of the KIX EAP Podcast, hosted by Ryan Allen, Assistant Professor of Comparative and International Education and Leadership at Soka University of America (USA), features the story of Tamader Al-Tarifi Awad Al-Karim, a former school teacher in Sudan who led a social movement that propelled her to become the Federal Minister of Education.

More about the participants: Tamader Al-Tarifi Awad Al-Karim I Ryan Allen

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KIX EAP Podcast #16: Experiences of a policymaker, PISA and the ‘Ivory Tower’, with Laziz Khujakulov

This episode of the KIX EAP Podcast, hosted by Ryan Allen, Assistant Professor, Chapman University (USA), features Dr. Laziz Khujakulov, Head of the Department of Education Quality Monitoring and Teacher Professional Development in the Ministry of Public Education for the Republic of Uzbekistan. In the podcast, Dr. Khujakulov talks about his experience in the government, the challenges of participating in PISA and his view on what academics misunderstand about governing and policymaking.

More about the participants: Dr Karma Utha I Ryan Allen

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KIX EAP Podcast #15: Upholding research and improving education quality in Bhutan, with Karma Utha

This episode of the KIX EAP Podcast, hosted by Ryan Allen, Assistant Professor, Chapman University (USA), features Dr. Karma Utha, Assistant Professor in Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan. In the podcast, Dr. Utha talks about upholding research that examines public education policies and about improving the quality of education in Bhutan.

More about the participants: Dr Karma Utha I Ryan Allen

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KIX EAP Podcast #14: Educational governance in Pakistan and reflection for the international development community with Sajid Ali

This episode of the KIX EAP Podcast, hosted by Ryan Allen, Assistant Professor, Chapman University (USA), features Dr Sajid Ali, the Amir Sultan Chinoy Associate Professor at the Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development, Pakistan – and guest speaker in the recent webinar 12. In the podcast, Dr Ali discusses educational governance in Pakistan and offers advice to the international development community.

More about the participants: Dr Sajid Ali I Ryan Allen

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KIX EAP Podcast #13: Ukrainian Refugees with Disabilities and Multilingual Education in Moldova, with Ludmila Malcoci

This episode of the KIX EAP Podcast features Dr. Ludmila Malcoci, the Executive Director of Keystone Moldova and Regional Director (Central and Eastern Europe) of Keystone Human Services International. In the podcast, Dr Malcoci discusses the support her organisation provides to refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine, especially those with disabilities, along with the challenges of Multilingual Education in Moldova.

More about the participants: Dr. Ludmila Malcoci I Ryan Allen

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KIX EAP Podcast #12: Rokeya Akhter, Executive Director at the South Asian Institute for Social Transformation, Dhaka, Bangladesh

This episode of the KIX EAP Podcast features Dr. U S Rokeya Akhter, Executive Director of the South Asian Institute for Social Transformation (SAIST) and interim National KIX Coordinator, Bangladesh. In the podcast, Rokeya explains how Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed was used to advocate for Bangladeshi girls’ education on the KIX EAP Podcast.

More about the participants: Dr. U S Rokeya Akhter I Ryan Allen

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KIX EAP Podcast #11: Kamila Kovyazina, independent researcher, Republic of Kazakhstan

This episode of the KIX EAP Podcast features Kamila Kovyazina, independent researcher based in the Republic of Kazakhstan and presenter in the recent EPIC. In the podcast, Kamila explains why international organisations must listen to local experts. Please note that the podcast was recorded in December 2021, before the January 2022 unrest in Kazakhstan.

More about the participants: Kamila Kovyazina I Ryan Allen

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KIX EAP Podcast #10: Sarfaroz Niyozov, Acting Associate Dean, Academic Programs, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, Canada

This episode of the KIX EAP Podcast features Sarfaroz Niyozov, Acting Associate Dean of the academic programs, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto,  Canada. Listen to how Sarfaroz Niyozov developed a Critical Pragmatist Framework through his diverse educational background.

More about the participants: Sarfaroz Niyozov I Ryan Allen

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KIX EAP Podcast #9: Batjargal Batkhuyag, Executive Director, Mongolian Education Alliance

This episode of the KIX EAP Podcast features Batjargal Batkhuyag, Executive Director, Mongolian Education Alliance (MEA), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. In this interview, we learn how Mongolia educates its nomadic herder population and more.

More about the participants: Batjargal Batkhuyag I Ryan Allen

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KIX EAP Podcast #8: Dr Kilala Devette-Chee Papua New Guinea National Research Institute

This episode features Dr Kilala Devette-Chee, Senior Research Fellow and Program Leader of the Universal Basic Education Research Program at the Papua New Guinea National Research Institute. Dr Devette-Chee is from the country with the most spoken languages and, in this episode, discusses some of the challenges faced by the island nation.

More about the participants: Dr Kilala Devette-Chee I Ryan Allen

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KIX EAP Podcast #7: Almagul Osmonova, founder and CEO of the Taalim Forum Public Foundation, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

In this episode of the KIX EAP Podcast Ms Osmonova discusses her background and passion for education.

This is a special edition of the KIX EAP podcast ahead of the KIX EAP Regional Conference, where Ms Osmonova will be presenting her KIX-funded research on how to improve quality and access to school education in Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Tajikistan.

More about the participants: Almagul Osmonova I Ryan Allen

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KIX EAP Podcast #6: Dr Elena Kardanova Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow, Russia

Dr Kardanova explores the question of how researchers can balance international publishing in English while still disseminating local knowledge.

This is a special edition of the KIX EAP podcast ahead of the 1st KIX EAP Regional Conference, where Dr. Kardanova will share her knowledge and expertise with attendees.

More about the participants: Elena Kardanova I Ryan Allen

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KIX EAP Podcast #5: Dr Bal Chandra Luitel, Professor, Kathmandu University’s School of Education

In this episode, Dr Luitel discusses transformative math and the challenges in training teachers with this unconventional paradigm in Nepal.

More about the participants: Dr Bal Chandra Luitel I Ryan Allen

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KIX EAP Podcast #4: Dr Aminath Shafiya Adam, Assistant Professor, Maldives National University

In this episode, Dr Adam explains how she trains future teachers to become “Champions” in their classrooms through positivity. The discussion also explores the importance of persevering local language and the challenges of the nation’s unique geography.

More about the participants: Dr Aminath Shafiya Adam I Ryan Allen

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KIX EAP Podcast #3: Dr. Shehzad Jeeva, Director of AKU-EB and Assistant Professor Aga Khan University, Pakistan

In this episode of the KIX EAP Podcast, Dr. Shehzad Jeeva talks about how to foster critical thinking and hands-on learning in a sector used to rote memorization and the path to revolutionizing the Pakistani education system.

More about the participants: Dr. Shehzad Jeeva I Ryan Allen

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KIX EAP Podcast #2: Maia Bibileishvili, Head of the “Child, Family, Society” (CFS) organisation, Georgia

In this episode of the KIX EAP Podcast, Maia Bibileishvili talks about how her family experience inspired her to advocate for students with disabilities in Georgia. By grassroots organizing and appealing to the highest levels of government, her efforts have helped propel recognition and access for these population throughout the country.

More about the participants:  Maia Bibileishvili I Ryan Allen

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KIX EAP Podcast #1: Duishon Shamatov Associate Professor at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

In this episode, Professor Shamatov talks about his international research career from Pakistan to Canada, and how he returned to give back to his community in Central Asia through his work in academia. Originally from Kyrgyzstan, Professor Shamatov offers a unique view into educational research and policies of post-soviet systems.

More about the participants: Duishon Shamatov I Ryan Allen

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This work was supported by the Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange, a joint endeavour with the International Development Research Centre, Canada

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