The Minister of Education and Science, Dimitri Shashkini met with more than 200 teachers of different schools and listened to their opinions about ongoing educational reform. According to the Minister’s announcement, experienced teachers’ opinions are very important for the implementation of the reform. The ministry is ready to consider their views.
Dimitri Shashkini familiarized the merited teachers, who have been awarded with medal of Honor and are the President’s scholarship holders with the school alternations, planned in 2010-2011. The Minister directed his attention on the new National Curriculum, which will be completed in September, 2010 and will not be changed for 5 years. According to the new curriculum, 60% of the components will be defined for the private schools, as well as for public schools. The teachers will be free in their decision only in the left 40%.
The Minister also spoke about the textbooks. The price of the school books will be decreased by restricting the approval of textbooks and prohibiting frequent change of it.