The US will Support School Education Reforms in Uzbekistan
The US Government will provide support for improving the methodology of teaching and devel-opment of educational programsApril 02nd, 2019
On February 27, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, `Sherzod Shermatov, the Minister of Public Educa-tion of Uzbekistan signed a memorandum of understanding with Alice Wells, the US Acting As-sistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, and with Javier Piedrathe, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Central and South Asia at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
According to the memorandum, the US State Department will assist the Ministry in establishing school counseling services and in developing new learning standards and textbooks.
USAID will consult the Ministry on school administration and deliver trainings for teachers in order to improve the quality of English language teaching at schools. Moreover, USAID will provide help with evaluating reading skills (Early Grade Reading Assessment, EGRA) and math skills (Early Grade Mathematics Assessment, EGMA) of primary school students.
One of the areas of cooperation will be sports in order to reduce violence in schools by attracting children to sports and extracurricular activities.
The US will also help Uzbekistan in improving the quality of STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in schools and implementing IT-nation and English-Speaking Nation projects.