On March 29, 2022, the Turkistan Oblast and Shymkent City Branch of “Orleu” NCPD JSC together with the Center for the Development of Education of the Human Development Department of the Turkestan Oblast, organized an International Scientific and Practical Conference on the topic “Improving the teaching of the native language in terms of the multilingual education” with the participation of international and domestic scientists and experts.
- The purpose of the Conference: to create an interactive platform for discussing and considering ways to implement advanced ideas in the field of multilingual education and the use of the native language in national schools.
The Conference was attended by the faculty of the branches of “Orleu” NCPD JSC, university teachers, methodologists of regional methodological offices, city, district departments of education, teachers of general secondary education organizations, in total 273 people took part.
At the opening of the Conference, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Preschool and Secondary Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan Tulekova Sapura Seydualiyevna and Chairman of the Board of “Orleu” NCPD JSC Mukhametzhanova Assel Zeynulovna spoke at the opening.
The plenary session was held by the Director of the Turkistan Oblast and Shymkent City Branch of “Orleu” NCPD JSC, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Iskakova Laura Turlybekovna.
- At the conference, the Director of the Republican Center for Expertise of the Content of Scientific and Practical Education E.B.Nurlanov made a report on the topic “School textbooks and the dilemma of ways to teach the state language in the post-reform period”.
The international expert consultant on education of the Central Asian Educational Program of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities A.P.Stoyanova noted the importance of interstate dialogue on the creation of a single multilingual space, in her speech she revealed the main approaches to multilingual education based on the native language.
Deputy Director for Innovation of the Abdulla Avloni Research Institute of the Republic of Uzbekistan, PhD in Pedagogical Sciences M.D.Pardayeva raised issues related to the system of training, retraining and professional development of teaching staff in the era of digitalization.
Chairman of the Association of Ethnocultural Associations of Uzbeks of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Dustlik” I.A.Khoshimjonov in his speech noted the role of the native language in the national school in mastering the state language.
A colleague from Tajikistan B.R.Khakimova, a senior researcher at the Institute for the Development of Education named after Abdurakhman Jami of the Academy of Education, introduced the multicultural and multilingual education of her republic.
The Head of the Center for Multilingual Education of the University of Tartu, Estonia, A.Golubeva, vividly demonstrated an example, in the context of global competition and the expansion of the cross-border nature of many activities, the education system ensures the coordination of two basic processes: the preservation and development of cultural identity, the maintenance of national identity, and the inclusion of the state into the global educational space.
A colleague from Greece, S.Antonaros, manager of Education and Training Concepts, Greece, in her speech shared her experience in the field of additional professional education, which involves updating and deepening of previously acquired professional knowledge.
In her speech, M.O.Mussayeva, the senior lecturer of the Turkistan Oblast and Shymkent City Branch of “Orleu” NCPD JSC, spoke about the scientific and practical aspects of the development of the native language in the context of multilingual education.
During the work of 5 sections, the conference participants (168 participants) took part in discussions of the issues of multilingual education in the development of functional literacy of schoolchildren; practical aspects of mother tongue development and multilingual education in national schools; multicultural approach in teaching languages.
Sectional work was conducted in the state, as well as Russian, English, Uzbek and Tajik languages.
Teachers received valuable advice from experts on improving the teaching of the native language in the conditions of multilingual education.