26 January 2011, Wednesday, 19:40

Talented teachers will be encouraged in Bashkiria

author: Elmira Sabirova

Talented teachers in Bashkiria will be encouraged through various grants, the President RB Rustem Khamitov stated at the conference “Development of regional system for support of talented and gifted children within the frames of the national educational initiative “Our New School” on January 26. At that the President RB reported the real system for support of talented children and youth was already working in Bashkiria.

“About 88 thousand pupils study at 134 innovational schools, gymnasiums and lyceums” – the President RB said – “The Republic holds the first place both in Russia and Volga federal district by the number of innovational education institutions. Thus, the share of the pupils, taught in accordance with the innovational methods, makes up 13% in Russia on average and 20% in Bashkortostan. We understand quite well that one has to work with talented pupils individually and here much depends upon teachers, whom we have to motivate, other words, we have to pay them more”.

Besides, as the President RB said, the children have to be encouraged too. “We intend to hold youth educational forums in Bashkiria, like “Seliger”. Such forums inspire young people” – Rustem Khamitov said.

The Minister of education and science of Russia Andre Fursenko, the advisor of the Plenipotentiary of the President of Russia in Volga federal district Alexander Shkolnik, the heads of Volga federal district’s educational departments, rectors of higher education institutions and directors of innovational education institutions participated in the conference.