Education experts discuss improving the quality of general secondary education in Uzbekistan
The Republican Education Center under the Ministry of Public Education in partnership with UNICEF organized an International Online Conference.
TASHKENT, 6 August 2020 – The Republican Education Center under the Ministry of Public Education in partnership with UNICEF organized an International Online Conference on "Improving the Quality of General Secondary Education: Content, Methodology, Assessment and Learning Environment" through the ZOOM video conference platform. The Conference aimed at sharing advanced international experiences with the teachers and specialists in Uzbekistan and thus encouraging them to experiment with modern school curricula and pedagogy.
Education Policymakers, teachers from the regions of Uzbekistan as well as international experts discussed various issues on the development of the National Curriculum, pedagogy and assessments for General Secondary Education.
“Over the past decade, human resources are becoming a factor that improves the quality of life and development of the society,” said Shukhrat Sattorov, Director, Republican Education Center under the Ministry of Public Education of Uzbekistan. “In this process, the importance of education is growing, and school education is becoming one of the most important issues in the country. Surely, quality education is both a solution to all the problems facing humanity today and a guarantee of our prosperous future,” he added.
Based on the best international practices and applying the international standards, participants revised content and instructional time of subjects, discussed the ways and new approaches to improve the quality of textbooks and literature, and deliberated on the development and implementation of alternative curricula for general secondary education. International experts shared the best global practices and made recommendations on improving the quality of general secondary education in Uzbekistan.
“Global evidence suggests that thorough education system reforms are time-consuming but will leave a long-lasting impact on the country’s human capital development by enhancing the knowledge and skills of its young people,” said Deepa Sankar, Chief of Education, UNICEF Uzbekistan. “Stronger education systems deliver better learning outcomes,” she added.
The event had generated high level of enthusiasm that around 2,500 papers on improving the quality of general secondary education were submitted to be considered for the сonference. Among them, 200 articles are short-listed to be included in the e-collection of conference materials and will be posted on the official websites and social media platforms of the Ministry of Public Education and the Republican Education Center.
For more information please contact:
Mohira Nurullaeva, Press Secretary, Republican Education Center under MoPE
Phone: 9989 99 997 80 60
Yana Chicherina, Education Officer, UNICEF Uzbekistan
Phone: 99893 590 88 89
Nargiza Egamberdieva, Communication Officer, UNICEF Uzbekistan
Phone: 99893 380 34 19
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