NEWS AND EVENTS
December 26, 2013
Newly Revised Standards of school education
Perfection has no limit. This principle lays down the basis to the development of Uzbek education system. In particular, the works are implementing continuously on improving the content of education in schools, professional colleges and academic lyceums.
Active education standards and programs have been developed after the approval in 1997 of the Laws ‘On education’ and ‘On national program on training personnel.’ They have already been updated repeatedly. Last time, extended revision was implemented several years ago, when the country completed transition to the 12-year education. The, the documents, defining the content of education process, were revised from the positions of continuity of types and stages of education, as well as psychological-age-related features of perception. As a result, the repetition of themes were ruled out, while the material become rather simpler and easier to digest. Meanwhile, works on the standards keep going.
Currently, those schools, colleges and lyceums determined by the Ministry of Public Education and the Center of Secondary Special, Professional Education as the pilot sites, are testing new updated education standards and programs.
Why the proposed standards are better than the active ones? The deputy director of the Republican Education Center Narziqul Turdiev dwells upon the issue answering this question.
“In the active standards the accent is made to academic education. We give good fundamental knowledge, yet pay no particular attention to application of this knowledge in everyday life. Therefore, we revise the active standards and programs from the point of view of development in children of communication skills. A student should be able to express his or her views and understand on what others talk about. Particular attention in the new programs is given to training children be able to work with information. Each of them should be able from a stream of information to choose a necessary one, and work with it effectively. Much emphasis in the new programs is placed on the development of quantitative literacy. It is also very important, as rudiments of maths are applied in almost all sciences and all spheres of human activities.
Results of the experiment will be summed up by the end of current academic year. It will be also clear with the new revision of the education programs. More apparent are two versions – sending for improvement, or deciding for extensive introduction. Other versions are almost impossible, as the proposed amendments entirely come common with a general tendency of development of education of the country, which is expressed in creation of conditions for harmonious advancement of the growing generation, and training of specialists able to think creatively and eager for self-improvement.”
(Source: “Uzbekistan Today” newspaper)