Alexander Lukashenko highlighted the accents in the most important areas of development of the educational sphere in Belarus, speaking on Tuesday at the republican pedagogical council, which is held on August 23-24 in Minsk, the presidential press service reports.
The head called the upcoming reboot of the education system a matter of state importance. “Lessons learned. The events that have taken place predetermined the global nature of the issues that we brought to this teacher’s council,” he said.
Addressing the country’s pedagogical asset, the Belarusian leader said that the teachers “once again confirmed that education is not a service sector, not a business, but a stronghold of our statehood, a socially significant branch of the economy.”
He especially noted that during last year’s anti-government actions, when thunderstorms rained down on school workers, they “courageously did their job: taught, educated, patiently communicated with aggressive parents.”
Answering the question whether the school should participate in the political life of the country, Lukashenko stated unequivocally that an educational institution cannot be outside politics, but politics there can only be state. Agree that the same state policy is pursued in all self-respecting countries – from the United States to China, including Russia.
The Belarusian leader also spoke about the disputes over the distribution of responsibility in the upbringing of children. In his opinion, “from the president of the country to the nurse in the kindergarten,” the whole society is responsible “for the moral and spiritual development of children.” And when a person chooses the profession of a teacher, he, like the famous Soviet teacher Vasily Sukhomlinsky, must give his children his heart, the president, stressing that “a real teacher will never share responsibility for a child between school and family., Will make them allies for the entire period of education. “.
The speaker critically assessed those parents who, according to him, decided that they can look at the educational process and at the upbringing of the child from the outside. In this regard, he supported the initiative to implement the Parent Universities project. This applies to the entire system. “The child’s study, his adaptation, socialization at school are also the responsibility of the parents,” the Belarusian leader explained his position.
The President also considers the question of the status of the teacher to be the most urgent. “We all approve that the authority of the teacher is indisputable.
At the teachers’ council Lukashenka also touched upon the issue of the quality of textbooks on humanitarian disciplines – history, social science. “It’s time to put an end to the historical era and personalities.
In his speech, he paid special attention to vocational guidance of the younger generation. Until now, according to Lukashenka, there is an unreasonable race for higher education diplomas. “They receive their children, but, as it is now fashionable to say, they have been looking for themselves all their lives, adding that the youth who are currently studying in technical schools are not inferior in their competencies to university students.
In the future education will be given special attention, reported, explaining, special attention will be paid to construction and placement in cities. There are many problems in this, he admitted.
In addition, as early as January 1, 2022, the president of the government of Roman Golovchenko will find an opportunity to financially “stimulate the work of class teachers and curators of vocational and secondary specialized education groups.” It was also given to study the issue of support for specialists in preschool institutions. “We will do everything that we can afford, taking into account the possibilities of the country’s economy,” the president assured.
In addition, news portals report, in which it is necessary to register various aspects – from issues of organizing a lesson to the type of student and teacher. “And all participants in the educational process must adhere to this document unquestioningly,” the head of state warned, explaining that this is being done in order to remove all controversial or misunderstandings between the family and the school.
Emphasizing the role of the teacher in the development of society, Lukashenka made it clear that the shortcomings, “shoals of our life” are also problems of the educational system. “Therefore, let’s make sure that these stocks are as small as possible, and we will work in this direction,” the head of state summed up.
At the republican teachers’ council, specifies BelTA, about a thousand teachers, heads of educational institutions, republican and local government bodies, as well as representatives of public associations and the branch trade union are taking part. The focus is on the strategic issues of the development of the national education system until 2030.
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