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Heads of educational departments of Russia and Kyrgyzstan met in Bishkek

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On March 15, a meeting was held in Bishkek between the Minister of Education of Russia Sergey Kravtsov and the Minister of Education of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Beishenaliev with the participation of leading experts and teachers. 

The heads of departments agreed to expand cooperation in the field of education.

“I am sure that our cooperation will benefit both the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation. We have a lot in common, we are very interested in the experience of your republic in rural schools, issues of the national language. We are ready for cooperation, we will show the best practices that we have in the field of assessing the quality and content of education, textbooks, conducting international research, issues of teacher training and, in general, the education management system,” said Sergey Kravtsov .

“This is very important for us, especially the work on a joint educational platform that will connect us. We are ready for close work, to open a new page of interaction,” said Almazbek Beishenaliev.


The participants paid special attention to teaching the basics of religious culture and secular ethics in schools. According to the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic Nadira Dzhusupbekova, the basic curriculum of Kyrgyzstan provides for the subject "History of Religious Culture", which introduces students to the history, traditions and uniqueness of each religious culture.

Head of the Center for Artistic, Aesthetic and Physical Education of the Enlightenment Group of Companies Larisa Kolycheva said that the subject has been taught in Russian schools for more than 10 years and clearly shows the educational role in education:

“This is a culturological course that allows the family and school to closely cooperate in the upbringing of children. The subject is complex and includes the foundations of Orthodox, Islamic, Buddhist and Jewish culture, as well as the foundations of world religious cultures and secular ethics. Adolescents develop motivation for conscious moral behavior, which is based on knowledge and respect for the traditions of a multinational people, as well as the ability to conduct a dialogue with representatives of other cultures and worldviews,” Larisa Kolycheva emphasized.


According to the expert, the course is built on a modular basis, reflects the right to free choice and understanding multinational country with rich spiritual traditions.

As a result of the meeting, teachers from Russia and Kyrgyzstan agreed to exchange experience in teaching the basics of religious cultures and secular ethics. Teachers of the republic will be able to be trained within the framework of seminars, get acquainted in detail with the approaches and methods of Russian teachers. Leading experts in the education system will help adapt the curriculum for the schools of the republic.

The event took place in one of the schools of the republic, where teachers also held open lessons of the Russian language and literature. Teachers in Kyrgyzstan noticed that for a long time they have been successfully teaching several subjects using the textbooks of the Prosveshchenie publishing house, according to which their colleagues teach in Russia. The participants expressed confidence that in the future it would be possible to update the library fund of the republic's schools and replenish it with new textbooks that would meet the needs of teachers and all current requirements.

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