Positive Peace in Kazakhstan

Positive Peace in Kazakhstan Seminar

With Prof. Lynne Parmenter, Prof. Hilary Cremin & project researchers

Mon, 18th of March, 10 AM - 11 AM UK Time

In-person & Online - registration preferred

This is an exclusive opportunity to discuss an innovative peace education research project aimed at developing the Kazakhi national curriculum. You will hear from the project PIs and researchers.

Lynne Parmenter (project PI) and Hilary Cremin (project co-PI) will be in Cambridge in person for the seminar, while Aizat Arystanbek, Assylzhan Ospanbek, Assemgul Bukutova and Gulbagira Toleu (Research Assistants) will join online.

In this seminar, they will share some of the work we have done so far, and will also invite feedback from attendees. 

The seminar will take place in person, at the Faculty of Education, room GS1 for those who can, and online on Zoom.

If you want to join online, you can join via the details below or the link below.


Meeting ID  972 9689 8547
Password  686550

We are looking forward to seeing you there! 

More about the Positive Peace Education Project in Kazakhstan

The aim of the Positive Peace Education in Kazakhstan research project, funded by the Central Asian Research Centre for Educational Innovation and Transformation (CARCEIT), is to explore conceptualizations and enactment of culturally relevant positive peace education in schools in Kazakhstan, in order to inform national curriculum development. Researchers, policy makers and school leaders and teachers are working together closely in the project, which began in May 2023 and will finish in December 2025.

We are currently working with 33 teachers in 7 schools across Kazakhstan, who have designed and are implementing action research projects based on the Positive Peace Matrix after participating in intensive workshops led by Hilary Cremin and NU-based researchers. Through regular interaction with these teachers and through their weekly reflection notes, as well as observation notes from our school visits, and questionnaires and interviews with students, teachers and school leaders, we are gradually learning what positive peace is and can be in the multiethnic context of Kazakhstan.