Department of Education

Associate Professor Maia Chankseliani

Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education

College Affiliation: St Edmund Hall

Maia Chankseliani is Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education and course leader for MSc in Comparative and International Education.

Maia Chankseliani’s research in comparative and international education examines participation in and outcomes of higher education and VET/apprenticeships. She draws primarily on the scholarship in social and political theory and also employs ideas from history, economics, geography, and demography to understand of how macro- and meso-level factors link with individual opportunities of accessing and benefitting from post-compulsory education at home and abroad. Methodologically, she moves between qualitative and quantitative methods. She often complements secondary data analysis with narratives from semi-structured interviews and contextualised case studies.

Maia Chankseliani brings to her role experience of education research, teaching, policy-making, leadership, and consultancy in different international contexts.

She holds BA in Philology from Tbilisi State University (Georgia), Ed. M in International Education Policy from Harvard University (USA), and PhD in Education from the University of Cambridge (UK).

Maia Chankseliani serves on the editorial boards of the following journals: Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, Research in Comparative and International Education, and Cambridge Journal of Eurasian Studies. Maia Chankseliani is on the Educational Sciences Panel at the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia).

Funded Research Projects:

  • Comparative study of apprenticeships in Australia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, Germany, India, and South Africa (PI)

    2016-2018

    Qatar Foundation Grant

  • Escaping the Exclusion or Sustaining the Privilege? A Complex Reality of Student Mobility from Kazakhstan (PI)

    2016

    Newton-Al-Farabi / British Council Grant under the Researcher Links (UK) in collaboration with Nazarbayev University

  • A comparative investigation of student mobility from post-Soviet countries to the EU (PI)

    2016

    Fell Fund Grant on (Im)mobility and global citizenship

  • The perspectives of the UK HE sector (2016) (PI). Research Fellow – Developing and Understanding Vocational Excellence, funded by National Apprenticeship Service (BIS), University of Oxford

    2012-2015

    Seed corn grant from the University of Oxford on International student mobility from Russia, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia to the UK

  • External evaluation of the European Training Foundation (ETF) project on vocational education & training in Georgia, The Public Policy and Management Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania (PI)

    2011

    European Commission DG of Education & Culture

Doctoral Applications

Maia welcomes doctoral applications from students interested in the following research areas:

  • Higher education internationalisation – inbound and outbound mobility, cross-border delivery/transnational education/franchises, MOOCs, internationalisation of curriculum,  academic staff mobility
  • Access to, participation in and outcomes of higher education and vocational education and training/apprenticeships

Publications:

  • Featured Publications

    • Chankseliani, M (2018) “The politics of student mobility: Links between outbound student flows and the democratic development of post-Soviet Eurasia”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2018.07.006

    • Chankseliani, M (2018) “Four Rationales of HE Internationalization: Perspectives of UK Universities on Attracting Students From Former Soviet Countries”, JOURNAL OF STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/1028315317725806

    • Chankseliani, M, Keep, E, Wilde, S (2017) People and Policy: A comparative study of apprenticeship across eight national contexts. https://www.wise-qatar.org/2017-wise-research-people-policy-apprenticeship.

    • Chankseliani, M (2017) “Charting the development of knowledge on Soviet and post-Soviet education through the pages of comparative and international education journals”, COMPARATIVE EDUCATION.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/03050068.2017.1293407

    • Chankseliani, M, Relly, SJ, Laczik, A (2016) “Overcoming vocational prejudice: how can skills competitions improve the attractiveness of vocational education and training in the UK?”, BRITISH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3218

    • Chankseliani, M (2016) “Escaping Homelands with Limited Employment and Tertiary Education Opportunities: Outbound Student Mobility from Post-Soviet Countries”, POPULATION SPACE AND PLACE.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/psp.1932

    • Chankseliani, M, James Relly, S (2015) “From the provider-led to an employer-led system: implications of apprenticeship reform on the private training market”, Journal of Vocational Education and Training.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2015.1076499

  • Books

    • Chankseliani, M, Silova, I (2018) Comparing Post-Socialist Transformations: Purposes, Policies, and Practices in Education. Oxford Studies in Comparative Education. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.15730/books.104

    • Meyer, HD, St John, EP, Chankseliani, M, Uribe, L (2013) Fairness in access to higher education in a global perspective: Reconciling excellence, efficiency, and justice.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-230-3

  • Book chapters

    • Chankseliani, M, Silova, I (2018) “Reconfiguring Education Purposes, Policies, and Practices during Post-Socialist Transformations: Setting the stage”, In: Comparing Post-Socialist Transformations: Purposes, Policies, and Practices in Education. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books.

    • Malinovskiy, S, Chankseliani, M (2018) “International Student Recruitment in Russia: Heavy-handed Approach and Soft-Power Comeback”, In: A Oleksiyenko, Q Zha, I Chirikov, J Li (eds.) International Status Anxiety and Higher Education: The Soviet Legacy in China and Russia. Hong Kong: CERC-Springer.

    • Chankseliani, M (2015) “Rural disadvantage in Georgian Higher Education Admissions: A Mixed-method Study”, In: A Mountford-Zimdars, D Sabbagh, D Post (eds.) Fair Access to Higher Education: Global Perspectives. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

    • Chankseliani, M (2014) “Georgia: Marketization and education post-1991”, In: N Ivanenko (ed.) Education in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Bloomsbury Academic.

    • Chankseliani, M (2013) “Higher education access in post-soviet Georgia overcoming a legacy of corruption”, In: Fairness in Access to Higher Education in a Global Perspective: Reconciling Excellence, Efficiency, and Justice. 171-187
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-230-3_10

    • Meyer, HD, John, EPS, Chankseliani, M, Uribe, L (2013) “The crisis of higher education access-A crisis of justice”, In: Fairness in Access to Higher Education in a Global Perspective: Reconciling Excellence, Efficiency, and Justice. 1-11
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-230-3_1

  • Conference papers

    • Chankseliani, M (2017) Student mobility from Russia, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia to the UK: trends and institutional rationales. (Atlanta, USA)

    • Chankseliani, M (2016) Student mobility from post-Soviet countries: Kazakhstan in the regional context. (Astana, Kazakhstan)

    • Chankseliani, M (2016) Charting the Development of Knowledge on Soviet and Post-Soviet Education through the Pages of CIE Journals: Six Decades of Comparative & International Education. (Vancouver, Canada)

    • Chankseliani, M, James Relly, S, Allen, J, Wilde, S (2015) Panel on Developing and Understanding Vocational Excellence: Evidence from the WorldSkills Competition.. (Bremen, Germany)

    • Chankseliani, M (2015) Escaping homelands with limited employment and tertiary education opportunities: Outbound student mobility from post-Soviet countries.. (Washington DC, USA)

    • Chankseliani, M (2014) Stimuli of private school enrolments: Comparative trends in post-Soviet countries. (Toronto, Canada)

    • Chankseliani, M, James Relly, S (2014) Overcoming vocational prejudice: Can skills competitions improve the attractiveness of vocational education and training in the UK?. (Porto, Portugal)

    • Chankseliani, M (2014) Are we using Friedman’s roadmap? A comparative analysis of stimuli of private school enrolments in post-Soviet countries. (Freiburg, Germany)

    • James Relly, SF, Chankseliani, M, Holmes, C (2013) Workplace learning environments and vocational excellence. (Oxford) Oxford: Worcester College.

    • James Relly, SF, Chankseliani, M (2013) Can skills competitions help to raise the attractiveness of VET?. (Oxford)

    • Laczik, A, James Relly, SF, Chankseliani, M (2013) Benefits of Skills Competitions: Views and Experiences of World Skills Competitors from the UK. (Istanbul)

    • Chankseliani, M (2013) Marketisation of Education in Georgia: Equitable Access to Quality Education. (New Orleans, USA)

    • Chankseliani, M (2013) What do we know about private school enrolments in post-Soviet countries?. (University of Oxford, UK)

    • Chankseliani, M (2013) Higher Education access in Post-Soviet Georgia: Overcoming a Legacy of Corruption. (New Orleans, USA)

    • Chankseliani, M (2012) Financial Burden of University Attendance for Rural Students in Georgia: Issues of Equality and Fairness. (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

    • Chankseliani, M (2011) Geography of Educational Winners and Losers: A Window on Georgian HE Access Reality. (Cambridge, UK)

    • Chankseliani, M (2011) Spatial Inequalities in Higher Education Access: The Case of Georgia. (University of Oxford, UK)

    • Chankseliani, M (2011) A Mixed-methods Study of Higher Education Access in Georgia: Equal Treatment of Unequal People. (McGill University, Canada)

    • Chankseliani, M (2011) Rural-urban Inequalities in Georgian HE Access. (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)

    • Chankseliani, M (2011) From Villagers’ Failure to City-dwellers’ Success: Mixed-methods Study of Spatial Inequalities in Georgian HE Access. (University of Oxford, UK)

    • Chankseliani, M People and policy: A comparative study of apprenticeship across eight national contexts. (Mexico City, Mexico)

  • Journal articles

    • Chankseliani, M (2018) “The politics of student mobility: Links between outbound student flows and the democratic development of post-Soviet Eurasia”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. 62 281-288.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2018.07.006

    • Chankseliani, M (2018) “Four Rationales of HE Internationalization: Perspectives of UK Universities on Attracting Students From Former Soviet Countries”, JOURNAL OF STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION. 22(1) 53-70.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/1028315317725806

    • Chankseliani, M (2017) “Charting the development of knowledge on Soviet and post-Soviet education through the pages of comparative and international education journals”, COMPARATIVE EDUCATION. 53(2) 265-283.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/03050068.2017.1293407

    • Chankseliani, M, James Relly, S (2016) “Three-Capital Approach to the Study of Young People who Excel in Vocational Occupations: A Case of WorldSkills Competitors and Entrepreneurship”, International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET). 3(1) 46-65.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.13152/IJRVET.3.1.4

    • Chankseliani, M, Relly, SJ, Laczik, A (2016) “Overcoming vocational prejudice: how can skills competitions improve the attractiveness of vocational education and training in the UK?”, BRITISH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL. 42(4) 582-599.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3218

    • Chankseliani, M (2016) “Escaping Homelands with Limited Employment and Tertiary Education Opportunities: Outbound Student Mobility from Post-Soviet Countries”, POPULATION SPACE AND PLACE. 22(3) 301-316.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/psp.1932

    • Chankseliani, M, James Relly, S (2015) “From the provider-led to an employer-led system: implications of apprenticeship reform on the private training market”, Journal of Vocational Education and Training. 67(4) 515-528.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2015.1076499

    • Chankseliani, M (2014) “Are we using Friedman's roadmap? A comparative analysis of stimuli of private school enrolments in post-Soviet countries”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. 38 13-21.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2014.05.005

    • Chankseliani, M (2013) “Spatial Inequities in Higher Education Admissions in Georgia: Likelihood of Choosing and Gaining Access to Prestigious Higher Education Institution”, Caucasus Social Science Review. 1(1)

    • Chankseliani, M (2013) “Rural Disadvantage in Georgian Higher Education Admissions: A Mixed-Methods Study”, COMPARATIVE EDUCATION REVIEW. 57(3) 424-456.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1086/670739

    • Chankseliani, M (2013) “The financial burden of attending university in Georgia: Implications for rural students”, Prospects. 43(3) 311-328.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11125-013-9274-x

    • Chankseliani, M (2008) “Using service-learning activities for civic identity formation”, GESJ: Education Sciences and Psychology. 1(12)

    • Chankseliani, M (2008) “Gender inequality in Mozambican primary education: problems, barriers and recommendations”, Political Perspectives. 2(1)

  • Internet publication

    • Chankseliani, M (2015) On Student Mobility From Post-Soviet Countries. Open Pop.

    • Chankseliani, M (2011) Georgian rural reality: an empirical snapshot. OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS.

  • Reports

    • Chankseliani, M, Keep, E, Wilde, S (2017) People and Policy: A comparative study of apprenticeship across eight national contexts. https://www.wise-qatar.org/2017-wise-research-people-policy-apprenticeship.

    • Chankseliani, M, Hessel, G (2016) Case studies of the most popular European destinations for mobile students from Russia, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia. Oxford: The Centre for Comparative and International Education, University of Oxford.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.17820.90243

    • Chankseliani, M, Hessel, G (2016) International student mobility from Russia, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia to the UK: trends, institutional rationales and strategies for student recruitment. Oxford, UK: The Centre for Comparative and International Education, University of Oxford.
      DOI: http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.3469.4641/1

    • Chankseliani, M, James Relly, S, Mayhew, K (2015) WorldSkills competitors and entrepreneurship: A Report to theSkills Funding Agency.

    • Chankseliani, M, James Relly, Susan, Mayhew, Ken (2015) “Benefits of Developing Vocational Excellence. A Report to the NationalApprenticeship Service of Project 3 (Phase II) of the DUVE suite of projects”, In: Benefits of Developing Vocational Excellence. A Report to the NationalApprenticeship Service of Project 3 (Phase II) of the DUVE suite of projects.

    • James, SF, Mayhew, K, Chankseliani, M, Laczik, A (2013) “Benefits of Developing Vocational Excellence. A Report to the National Apprenticeship Service. Oxford: SKOPE”, In: Benefits of Developing Vocational Excellence A Report to the National Apprenticeship Service of Project 3 of the DUVE suite of projects.

    • Chankseliani, M, Gugushvili, A (2011) External evaluation of the European Training Foundation (ETF) project on vocational education & training in Georgia.

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