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Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

New course on teaching children with disabilities added to educational programs of pedagogical specialties

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Askhat Aimagambetov noted that the implementation of inclusive education is one of the most important tasks of the Ministry of Education and Science.

“The State Program for the Development of Education and Science has clear indicators that must be achieved. In general, these indicators are met. However, there is a different issue, it is, how will we teach children with disabilities who want to receive the appropriate education? Vice Minister noted.

The problem lies not only in the absence of ramps in schools, he said, it is necessary to carry out large-scale work in different areas.

“First, we must prepare teachers. Second, prepare textbooks. Third, it is necessary to create appropriate conditions. The work on all these areas is currently under way,” Askhat Aimagambetov said.

The Vice Minister drew attention to the fact that it is important to start with teachers.

“We must train our future teachers to work with children with disabilities. Therefore, in 2017, for pedagogical specialties, we introduced the subject of inclusive education. For example, there are 25 children in the class. Of these, 2 children require special attention. On this subject, future teachers will be taught how to present the school curriculum to these children, how to work with them, how to evaluate them,” Askhat Aimagambetov said.

It should be recalled that today at the Government meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, the results of the implementation of the State Program for the Development of Education and Science for 2017 were considered. Minister of Education and Science, Y. Sagadiyev, reported that in 2017, 15% of kindergartens created conditions for inclusive education. In nine regions this indicator is higher than the republican level (Karagandy � 34.3%, Atyrau � 30.9%, Kostanay � 26.9%, SKR � 26.9%, Pavlodar � 23.4%, Akmola � 23%, Zhambyl � 21.2%, EKR � 20.2%, WKR � 18.1%).

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

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