The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia starts to get acquainted with the reforms in the education system. Minister Mikheil Batiashvili will introduce the information himself to the general public regarding the specific reforms.
“Specific steps are taken in all directions and its implementation is under the active phase. There is a wide aray of reforms that is oriented on fundamental changes, and the Ministry, in time, will provide all the necessary details to the society on a daily basis” stated the Minister during the meeting with journalists.
The new model of education presents both pre-school and general education as well as infrastructure development, innovation and technologies, safety, national exams, quality assurance in higher education institutions, introduction of new model of funding for universities, vocational education, science education, education clusters and so forth.
As the Minister stated during the meeting with the media, the main direction of the pre-school education will be the foundation for personal development. At the same time, it increases the availability of access, introduction of new curriculum programs, teachers retraining and supporting e-resources for parents. Preschool education standard will be gradually introduced for all age groups.
In terms of general education, the new model of the school will be introduced, the main task of which will be the development of complex/critical thinking amongst the students. The new model also envisages establishment of the school principal as leader, retrained teachers, renewed infrastructure and so on.
Vocational education will be promptly implemented, a flexible model of employment that will be focused on regional development and quick employment in the relevant fields.
In terms of higher education, the main task will be to integrate the higher education system into the European Higher Education Area and introduce the International Standard of Education Quality and create new model of Universities Funding.
One of the important directions of education reform is the development and promotion of scientists and the scientific direction in order to become part of a united European scientific space.
According to the Minister, the reform implies a complex approach for all directions and it will provide the transformation of the unified education system.