5 May 2020
Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection – KOMF in partnership with the KRAEEYN network, has addressed the assessment regarding the book package for the age groups of 5-6 years. This assessment is based on the Recommendation Policy on early childhood development, which was published in February 2020.
Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation is already in the process of evaluating textbooks, part of which is the didactic package in piloting for 2019 – 2020 for the age of 5 – 6 years.
For this purpose, KOMF has addressed the assessment which you can read below:
Books for pre-primary age (age group 5 – 6).
Last year the MEST has initiated the publication of books for children of pre-primary age. Contract winning publishing house has prepared a package of books, worksheets and various materials that are considered to weigh about 7 – 8 kg. In addition to the weight, number of books, notebooks, other materials, pedagogical content and requirements and tasks from the books and worksheets for the age groups of 5 – 6 years is overloaded. As far as these books / packages are concerned, the evaluation of preschool experts finds that these books are not suitable for this age, based on the following justifications.
The use of the book package should be immediately discontinued or modified with didactic materials that may serve as additional resources for educators to promote the use of printed materials.
Deadline: one month.