Finland to assign EUR 6 mln for secondary education reform in Ukraine
Education and Science Minister of Ukraine Lilia Hrynevych has said Finland intends to allocate EUR 6 million to Ukraine for a period of four years for the secondary education reform.
"This project will have an estimated cost of EUR 6 million. It is designed for four years. This is not too much for such a period of time, but we will invest these funds into creating a new model of training teachers. Because at present we have an archaic model of teacher training, which provides young teachers with theoretical knowledge, but does not give them modern tools for working with children," Hrynevych said on the air of Channel 5.
In her words, the Finnish government decided to support the reform of secondary education in Ukraine, in particular, pedagogical education and the transition to a new kind of school.
Hrynevych noted that before the start of the 2018/2019 school year, it is necessary to retrain 20,000 teachers.
Meanwhile, a pilot project will start in the 2017/2018 academic year, under which some four schools in each region (both rural and urban schools) will start working according to new standards.