New approaches to developing school textbooks are being learned

A four-day training on "Policy in the development and use of teaching-methodological complexes" starts today.

25 August 2020
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UNICEF Uzbekistan

TASHKENT, August 25, 2020 - Experts from the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Republican Education Center and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Uzbekistan are participating in a training on "Policy in the development and use of teaching-methodological complexes".

The participants will discuss ways to improve the quality of textbooks and literature as well as new approaches towards developing and implementating alternative curricula for general secondary education. These will take into account international best practices and standards; international experts will share cutting edge global practices and make recommendations on improving the quality of general secondary education in Uzbekistan.

"This seminar is important in order to update policy on textbooks and answer the question of how to improve their quality," said Shukhrat Sattorov, director of the Republican Education Center under the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan. "It covers a number of systems on how to select and approve the textbooks to be provided to schools or released for sale, the development of the education and publishing sector, cost management in the textbook supply system, and key strategic recommendations," he said.

"Reforms in the field of education require textbooks that are compatible with new teaching methods," - Deepa Shankar, Chief of Education, UNICEF Uzbekistan.

Proposals for the development of school textbooks and their use were discussed during a seminar led by Endi Smart, and there was an exchange of opinions on achievements in this sector. Mr.Smart is an international expert in the field of Education, with 30 years of experience in publishing textbooks. In his opinion, the development of a new generation of textbooks requires close cooperation with specialists working in the field of the subjects to be taught, as well as teachers, the authors of the textbooks and editors.

"Reforms in the field of education require textbooks that are compatible with new teaching methods. The quality of textbooks plays an important role, both in the education of each child and as a source of knowledge sharing for each teacher. Therefore, UNICEF is working closely with the Republican Education Center and the Ministry of Public Education in order to review and improve textbooks,” said Deepa Shankar, Chief of Education, UNICEF Uzbekistan.

The best international practices proposed during this seminar will guide the technology and mechanisms used to develop textbooks in Uzbekistan.

For further information, please contact:

Mokhira Nurullayeva, Press Secretary, Republican Education Center under the Ministry of Public Education

Phone: 9989 99 997 80 60

Email: mohiranurullayeva2@gmail.com

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Yana Chicherina, Education Specialist, UNICEF Uzbekistan

Phone: 99893 590 88 89

Email: ychicherina@unicef.org

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Nargiza Egamberdiyeva, Communication Officer, UNICEF Uzbekistan

Phone: 99893 380 34 19

Email: negamberdieva@uncief.org

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