CAFDP Individual Funding Scheme 2010, Kyrgyz Republic
- Candidate, EdD in Sociology of Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada. Dissertation Research: “Mountain Kyrgyz youth, education and work: A Bourdieusian Analysis”
- MEd, Institute for Educational Development, Aga Khan University, Pakistan. Thesis: “The Possibilities and Challenges of Facilitating Social Studies Teachers in Curriculum Enrichment: An Action Research Project”
- BA in English, Faculty of World Languages, Osh State University, Kyrgyz Republic
Rakhat has researched and published on rural schooling, citizenship and human rights education, teacher development, gender identities and roles in school education, using diverse research methodologies including action research, ethnography and surveys in Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan. Her current research focuses on social equities in education and community/society.