Personnel for Schools
The unsatisfactory quality of the work of five pedagogical institutes and 14 institutes of retraining and advanced training of the Ministry of Public Education led President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to sign a decree on reforming the system of training personnel for kindergartens, schools and “Barkamol Avlod” centers.
To date, more than 4,900 preschool educational institutions, about 9,700 general education schools, 211 Barkamol Avlod centers function in the public education system where more than 400,000 pedagogical staff conduct pedagogical activities. The system of the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan includes five state pedagogical institutions of higher education and 14 regional institutes of retraining and advanced training of workers of public education.
In accordance with the current procedure, the periodicity of continuing education for teaching staff is at least once every five years. In the process of professional development, teachers get acquainted with modern achievements in the field of world and national pedagogy, psychology and academic subject, and improve their skills in using modern information and pedagogical technologies and introduce them into their own practice.
«At the same time, it should be noted that the scientific and pedagogical potential and the educational process in the regional institutes of retraining and professional development of public education workers do not meet modern requirements. Employees do not carry out scientific research activities, there is no system of external evaluation of their activities. The analysis of the process of training, retraining and advanced training of teaching staff indicates the lack of continuity and succession between the systems of public and higher education. As a result, employees of secondary general education institutions and outof-school institutions remain aloof from innovations in the field of theory and methodology of teaching the subject, reforms carried out in the system of higher education, familiarization with advanced foreign experience», noted in the official commentary to the resolution.
To solve the accumulated problems, the Nukus State Pedagogical Institute, the Navoi State Pedagogical Institute, the Jizzakh State Pedagogical Institute, the Kokand State Pedagogical Institute and the Tashkent Regional Chirchik State Pedagogical Institute which are subordinated to the Ministry of Public Education, are transferred to the control of the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the Republic Uzbekistan.
Institutes of retraining and advanced training of workers of public education of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and the city of Tashkent which are under the subordination of the Ministry of Public Education, are also transferred under departmental subordination of the relevant territorial higher educational institutions for the establishment on their basis of regional centers for retraining and improving the skills of public education workers.
The Kari Niyazi Uzbek Research Institute of Pedagogical Sciences and the Republican Scientific and Pedagogical Library which are subordinated to the Ministry of Public Education, passed under the subordination of the Nizami Tashkent State Pedagogical University.
The Nizami Tashkent State Pedagogical University is defined as the leading higher educational institution for regional centers for managing scientific and methodological work, developing academic model plans, curricula, teaching and methodological and other documents for retraining and advanced training.