Text­books Us­ing In­ter­na­tional Best Prac­tices

The next aca­demic year is in the com­ing. Of late, we have wit­nessed scores of changes in pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion, one of them be­ing the tran­si­tion to an 11year school sys­tem. And this Septem­ber, the first eleven­th­graders are to con­tinue their stud­ies in school.

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Ac­cord­ing to ex­perts from the Repub­li­can Cen­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion, in early May 2018, new text­books for grades 1, 2 and 11 were ex­am­ined by univer­sity pro­fes­sors and more than 300 ex­pe­ri­enced spe­cial­ists in pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion. On the eve of the school year, work­books for for­eign lan­guages were also pre­pared for the third and fourth grades, text­books and man­u­als for the 6th ones. Work is un­der­way at the Sharq Pub­lish­ers, pub­lish­ing and poly­graphic creative houses Uzbek­istan, Ga­fur Gulyam, Uqi­tu­vchi, as well as Yangiyul poly­graph ser­vice and Credo Print. In to­tal, it is planned to re­lease 406 ti­tles in the amount of 21.7 mil­lion copies.

For the 11th grade, text­books on lib­eral arts, ex­act, nat­u­ral, ap­plied sci­ences in seven lan­guages and for­eign lan­guages have been writ­ten. Among them there are both tra­di­tional and im­proved dis­ci­plines, as well as new ones (for ex­am­ple, Foun­da­tions of En­trepreneur­ship). They were pre­pared by a group of 104 spe­cial­ists, scientists, pro­fes­sors and teach­ers of higher and pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion sys­tems. They all meet mod­ern re­quire­ments, and con­tain in­for­ma­tion about the so­cioe­co­nomic re­forms tak­ing place in the coun­try. Par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion is paid to the pe­cu­liar­i­ties of the cur­ricu­lum, the age-re­lated abil­i­ties of chil­dren, and also the de­sign of texts.

The year 2018 was an­nounced in Uzbek­istan as the Year of Sup­port for Ac­tive En­ter­prise, In­no­va­tive Ideas and Tech­nolo­gies. These directions are some­how con­nected with math­e­mat­ics and com­puter science. There­fore, the re­lated lit­er­a­ture has been up­dated.

“Math text­books for the 10th and 11th grades have been writ­ten and pub­lished with an eye to in­ter­na­tional best prac­tices. In par­tic­u­lar, the books for the 11th grade “Math­e­mat­ics” (Fun­da­men­tals of Al­ge­bra and Anal­y­sis) and “Ge­om­e­try” were de­vel­oped on the ba­sis of sources from Sin­ga­pore, South Korea, Eng­land, Aus­tralia. The study of for­eign ex­pe­ri­ence will be con­tin­ued. The plans are to in­tro­duce ad­di­tional lit­er­a­ture from abroad into the aca­demic pro­gram for use in schools with in- depth study of dis­ci­plines,” says the coau­thor of the text­book, di­rec­tor of Mirzo Ulug­bek spe­cial­ized board­ing school for in- depth study of math­e­mat­ics, astron­omy, physics and com­puter science, PhD in Math­e­mat­ics Shuhrat Is­mailov. “The au­thors tried to elim­i­nate the con­ges­tion of text­books with re­dun­dant ab­stract the­o­ret­i­cal in­for­ma­tion and as­sign­ments, which will make the classes more flex­i­ble and prac­tice ori­ented. For writ­ing, the method­ol­ogy of teach­ing “Math­e­mat­ics for In­ter­na­tional Stu­dents” of the in­ter­na­tional ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram “IB Diploma Pro­gram” was stud­ied us­ing the com­po­nents ‘ sets and logic’, ‘ fi­nan­cial math­e­mat­ics’, ‘ func­tions’, ‘ trigonom­e­try’, ‘ com­bi­na­torics’, ‘ data anal­y­sis’, ‘ prob­a­bil­ity the­ory and statis­tics’. In ad­di­tion, build­ing on the Sin­ga­porean ex­pe­ri­ence, the Math­e­mat­ics text­book for 6th class has been is­sued.”

“For the first time a text­book on com­puter science for 11th grade has been pub­lished. N. Tay­lakov, U. Mir­sanov, A. Ab­duganiyev, A. Ahme­dov par­tic­i­pated in its prepa­ra­tion. It is also de­signed for use in aca­demic lyceums and pro­fes­sional col­leges,” says the vol­ume’s co- au­thor, deputy di­rec­tor of the Repub­li­can Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter Mehrin­iso Par­dayeva. “The book is ori­ented more to­wards prac­ti­cal ex­er­cises and self- ed­u­ca­tion of chil­dren. There are also ma­te­ri­als for self- ex­am­i­na­tion, many ref­er­ences to in­for­ma­tion re­sources, ad­di­tional lit­er­a­ture, through which stu­dents can en­rich knowl­edge and ap­ply them in life.”

... Very soon we are go­ing to learn how ef­fec­tive the new gen­er­a­tion of text­books is, in­clud­ing those pre­pared for the 11th grade. They, like the rest, are ex­pected to be up­dated ev­ery five years. Now, not only ex­perts, but also cit­i­zens, who can ad­dress com­plaints and rec­om­men­da­tions to the relevant au­thor­i­ties, will par­tic­i­pate in this process.

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