Posted: 06.10.2021 17:27:00

Textbook is teacher’s key tool

In her talk to the Belarus 1 channel, a deputy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus of the sixth and seventh convocations, the Deputy Chairperson of the Standing Commission on Education, Culture and Science – Irina Ryneiskaya – commented on whether modern school history textbooks need amendments

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“I’d agree with what was announced at the Republican Pedagogical Council and Parliament sessions. The key is that children should know history. The Head of State instructed us to work out the issue of history textbooks but recent events show that it may be necessary to reconsider how some events of our history are being interpreted. True, our younger generation should attentively study the history of our country; no one who loves their land will argue with this. Therefore, the topic is much talked about. Moreover, not only academic subjects but also extracurricular activities are aimed at understanding the history of our Motherland,” Ms. Ryneiskaya said.

The official added that there is no general opinion about the content of history schoolbooks. “The textbook is not created for a year or two. It has been and will continue acting as the key tool in teachers’ work. It should be easy for pupils and teachers to interpret it,” Ms. Ryneiskaya shared her opinion, adding that no modern information tools can replace the work of a teacher.