SCHOOL OF BUSINESS,
TECNOLOGY AND EDUCATION
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Sciences and Arts, School of Education, Associate professor





Natia Andguladze is an associate professor at Ilia State University School of Education. She is also affiliated with the National Assessment and Examination Center (NAEC). At NAEC, Natia works on national and international assessments and other research projects in the area of teacher appraisal and school evaluation. Natia previously held the position of Head of Research Division at the Ministry of Education and Science. She holds Phd in Education from Ilia State University and Master of Education from Harvard University. During the last ten years, Natia has co-authored various national education sector policy review projects and participated in national education sector and sub-sector strategy development initiaties together with colleagues from the Ministry of Education and Science and international and bilateral agencies.

Scientific interests / research interests

Dr. Andguladze’s current research projects are Public Perceptions of Equity and Fainess in Education in a Post-Soviet Society, and Building School Evaluation Culture: interaction of external pressures, support, and school culture. Her current research interests are concentrated around application of educational assessment in education governance and administration and cultural and structural aspects of equity in education.

An extensive list of publications

Chakhaia L, Andguladze N., Pruide N., Janelidze A. (2014) Identities, cultural capital, educational choices and post-communist transition: an ethnographic study of Georgian youth. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies Volume 14, Issue 2, 2014
Andguladze, N., & Mindadze, I. (2018). Standard Setting in Georgia. In J.-A. Baird, L. Gray, T. Isaacs, & D. Opposs, Exam standards: how measures & meanings differ around the world. IoE Press. Manuscript in publication.
Andguladze, N., & Mkrtchyan, A. (2018). Education governance in the South Caucasus. In UNESCO, Changing dynamics in the governance of education: A comparative analysis of emerging issues and reforms in emerging countries (pp. 82-96). UNESCO Education Sector, Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems (ED/PLS). Manuscript in publication.
Other publications:
Ziderman A, Andguladze N. Reforming University Funding in the Republic of Georgia: Is Student-Based Financing the Answer? 2010. Article presented at Resup Third International Conference. Paris, January 2011
Salmi J, and Natia Andguladze. Tertiary Education Governance and Financing in Georgia. Draft Policy Report, Tbilisi: World Bank, 2011
Machabeli G., Bregvadze T., Andguladze N., Apkhazava R., Makashvili D. (2011) Education Equity and Access in the Caucasus Region: Georgia. International Institute for Policy, Planning, and Management. Available from www.eppm.org.ge
Andguladze N., Bregvadze T., Apkhazava R. (2013) Impact of Higher Education on Workforce Formation in Georgia. International Institute for Policy, Planning, and Management. Available from www.eppm.org.ge
World Bank. 2014. Georgia Education Sector Policy Review: Strategic Issues and Reform Agenda. World Bank, Washington, DC. © World Bank. (Co-author)
Andguladze N., Mindadze I. (2015) Georgia. The Education Systems of Europe: Global Education Systems (eds W.Horner et al.), Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, pp. 293–304.
National Assessment and Examination Center (2015). Teaching and Learning International Study National Report. Tbilisi. Available from http://naec.ge/#/ge/post/1346 (author)
National Assessment and Examination Center (2016) National Assessment in Mathematics. Tbilisi. Available from http://naec.ge/#/ge/post/1346 (co-author)

Current Courses

Course Catalog

  • Action Research, Spring Semester, master’s
  • Policies and practicies in Teacher Appraisal, Spring Semester, master’s
  • Quantitative Research Methods, Spring Semester, master’s
  • Research Methods in Education, Winter semester, bachelor’s
  • Research methods in Education, spring semester, master’s
  • Introduction to Research Methods, Spring semester, master’s
  • Research Practicum, Spring semester, master’s
  • Research methods in social sciences, autemn semester, master’s
  • Action Research, Spring Semester, master’s
  • Quantitative Research Methods, spring semester Semester, master’s
  • Research Methods in Education, autemn semester, bachelor’s
  • Policies and practicies in Teacher Appraisal, Spring Semester, master’s