The Kazakhstan Writing Project
As Facilitator for the Writing Project, Dr. CohenMiller successfully received a grant to implement the National Writing Program in Kazakhstan. Through the guidance of
Dr. Roxanne Henkin and
Mary Lou Daughtery, the international project to develop literacy skills for vulnerable groups was brought to Nazarbayev University and Eurasian National University, in Astana. Through the process, Dr. CohenMiller was trained to become a trainer for future Writing Projects. October 2016.
As the Deputy, Dr. CohenMiller with Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education and Cambridge University (UK) Faculty of Education partnered to conduct a large multi-phased study to examine constructs of wellbeing in adolescence to form a reliable and culturally valid measure alongside more general insights as to the cultural factors and issues that affect adolescent wellbeing in Kazakhstan. The collaborative research process commenced in April 2015 and was funded until March 2017.
Multiple international presentations and publications resulted from the collaboration. Dr. CohenMiller led the writing and publication of an article about the research process itself, seeking to uncover and describe how to facilitate communication across team members. See Practical Steps for Using Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CohenMiller, Faucer, Hernández Torrano, & Brown Hajdukova, 2017) published in the International Journal of Research & Method in Education.