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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Cuba Pursues Necessary Teachers for Upcoming School Year
Havana, Cuba, Aug 2.- Cuban education authorities are taking action to guarantee the necessary number of teachers for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year starting in September, which will also count on over 7,000 retired teachers, who decided to return to the classrooms.
The issue was addressed at a recent analysis of last school year by Education Ministry officials, who focused on the current transformations in their sector, Granma daily reported.According to the directives, elementary education is the top priority in this effort because it constitutes the foundations of the education system, while pedagogical universities will report its largest registration in the past few years this school year, with 3,383 students studying to become teachers.
There was an effort aimed at rescuing and developing trades included in the training programs of the technical and professional education sub-system, as well as the strengthening of ties between that sector and production and service entities.
Participants in the meeting stressed the need to improve political and ideological work in the classrooms and criticized the poor impact by those who have got their masters and doctorate degrees on the education system.
They also criticized the use of Spanish as the mother tongue and they considered the teaching of History of Cuba as limited, and criticized the history of the student’s localities and regions, as well as the work aimed at raising economic awareness in the younger generations. (RHC).
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