The deputy of the Chudniv District Council from the OPPOSITION BLOC Iryna Demchik, who teaches chemistry and biology at the Didkivtsi School, tells the educational reform through the eyes of the village teacher.
"Educational reform has many shortcomings even at the stage of preparation for its implementation. The number of rural schools will decrease, which means that children will be transferred to study in other localities. If large gymnasiums and lyceums are created, then the students will have to live in dormitories. Children will be away from home, without the attention and care of their parents, and this is a psychological trauma that may affect their academic performance," Iryna Demchik says.
According to the deputy, children in rural areas are now restricted in their right to access to quality education. Because of the lack of work and the opportunity to earn parents cannot buy schoolchildren computers, and training programs require preparation for lessons using technical means.
"Every year the Ministry of Education and Science approves new programs, but the textbooks do not meet their requirements. Where should children in the village look for information, if they do not have the Internet? Modern programs require that students create presentations, but most of them are deprived of this opportunity. Instead of computer graphics, our students draw their projects by hand. Conditions in schools do not improve, and we are already on the verge of a big reform. Is this the logic? Now rural schools in Chudniv district are not ready for such an educational experiment," Iryna Demchik stressed.