Connecting Communities Circle: The Kazakh Community

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:30 in Community Engagement

Where: Dialogue Society, 5 Birch Road, Sheffield, S9 3XL
Date: 28th March 2015
Time: 13:30

Speaker:

  • Talgat Z. Zhussipbek

Abstract

Part of the Dialogue Society Connecting Communities Circles project, this event will focus on the identities, history, interests and challenges of the Kazakh in the UK. The informal discussion will bring together representatives of the local Kazakh community and Dialogue Society staff and friends. Speakers will give their perspectives on their own community, focusing on the following topics: history, family, education, business and cultural groupings/divisions.

Biography of Talgat Z. Zhussipbek

Talgat Zhussipbek is a PhD candidate in the Department of Education, University of Sheffield, and supervised by Professor Pat Sikes. He is funded by Center for International Programs “Bolashak” of Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan. His research field explores the gender-segregated and coed schools of educational system in Kazakhstan.

He achieved his Master’s degree at Suleyman Demirel University and Bachelor’s degree at Kostanay State Pedagogical Institute in foreign languages department (English, Turkish and French).

Currently he is Deputy Principal for educational affairs at Nazarbayev Intellectual School (NIS). Before working at NIS he has taught English at Kazakh-Turkish high schools for almost 4 years. His experience at single-sex schools stirred him up to do research related to those schools.

Married, raising 2 daughters.