International Center for the Rapprochement of Cultures established as a cooperation between UNESCO and Kazakhstan.
According to The Times of Central Asia, “an agreement between the Government of Kazakhstan and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on the establishment of the International Center for the Rapprochement of Cultures under the auspices of UNESCO was signed on June 25 in Paris. The agreement was signed by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay and Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Gulshara Abdykalikova. . .
The proposed structure is planned to be created under the auspices of UNESCO on the basis of the Center for the Rapprochement of Cultures under the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan. . .The objectives of the Center will be the promotion of research, the preparation of publications, the organization of conferences and educational activities on the history and practice of intercultural interaction in Central Asia and beyond.”
The International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022) is a UNESCO initiative.
Associate Professor Positions in Multilingual Education, Graduate School of Education, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. Deadline: 31 December 2018.
Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education (NUGSE) invites applicants to join the international faculty to share in a vision of becoming a world-class center for postgraduate teaching and research in education. Due to expansion, NUGSE is recruiting for faculty members in Multilingual Education at Associate Professor level. The position start date is August 1, 2019.
The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree in Applied Linguistics, Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, or a closely related field, and expertise in teaching and research related to one or more of the following areas: language development or acquisition in bilinguals/additional language learners; curriculum and assessment for multilingual contexts; content-based instructional strategies (e.g. CBI, CLIL); multiliteracies; language policy; sociolinguistics; plurilingualism; or language education for young learners.