Rustam Minnikhanov at the big pedagogical council told about omissions in the matter of teaching native languages in Tatarstan
August 23, 2018
At the traditional annual plenary session of the August meeting of education and science workers of the Republic of Tajikistan, the issue of teaching native languages in Tatarstan was raised. The president of the republic Rustam Minnikhanov focused on it.
According to him, Tatarstan passed a difficult period. “For a long time a number of questions were not solved. This is our omission. No one will decide for us. A number of schools ignored the constitutional rights of citizens to learn languages. The selected curricula did not allow the realization of the relevant needs. Municipalities as founders of schools, too, did not pay proper attention to this issue, ” Rustam Minnikhanov explained.
The President of the Republic of Tatarstan noted that the main tasks in this direction are the improvement of the methods of teaching state languages, as well as the creation of a digital educational and methodical complex, the development of human resources. Separately, he drew attention to the need to educate the respectful attitude of the younger generation to representatives of different nationalities and faiths, to language and traditions. Minnikhanov recalled that in July of this year amendments were introduced to the Federal Law “On Education of the Russian Federation” concerning the study of native languages from among the languages of the peoples of the Russian Federation.
“This poses special challenges for the education system. It is important that the curricula and programs take into account, on the one hand, the compulsory learning of the native language, on the other, the characteristics of the contingent of students. These directions require each school to work very subtly with parents, they also define languages, “the leader of the republic added.
We remind that August 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on the compulsory study of native languages. According to the document, in schools, the program of which includes the subject “mother tongue”, its study remains mandatory. At the same time, you can choose a specific language, including Russian, as a native language. For this, an appropriate statement of the parents or authorized persons is required.