Religion will be taught in schools starting from the new school year

Religion will be taught in schools starting from the new school year

You will also not need to approve educational standards for a new discipline or license a textbook. By definition "lessons are taught outside the framework of standard educational programs", that is, optionally, legislators from education have given full carte blanche to the ROC. The priest invited by the school will teach according to the methodological recommendations issued by the ruling bishop of the region. True, the headmaster, who is ready to introduce religion into the classroom, must obtain the written consent of the parents, the consent of the children themselves, and then notify the local government about the upcoming lessons of faith. But this is unlikely to become a serious obstacle to the spiritual education of children. The optional course of the Law of God will be included in the general schedule of classes. And not necessarily the last lesson. Few parents dare to convince the school management that it is necessary to allocate a separate teacher who would occupy their child in his free time from elective classes between, for example, the first and third lessons. It is noteworthy that the latest initiative of Vladimir Filippov caused outrage not only among many secular people, but also in a number of religious organizations. For example, the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Berl Lazar, made a statement that the ministry should still leave spiritual education to voluntary Sunday schools and families. The teaching of religion in general education schools, the Chief Rabbi believes, will either lead to infringement "infidels" (if any one religion will be taught), or to the division of students into national-religious groups. Title: Study by accounts Author: KIRILL VASILENKO Edition: TIME OF NEWS The Ministry of Education decided to take control of the shadow income of teachers. From now on, additional paid educational services at the school – electives, circles, excursions and trips – will be provided only subject to strict accountability. They will need to draw up contracts with the families of students on the organization’s letterheads in several copies with all the necessary seals and signatures. A sample of such an agreement, uniform for all Russian educational institutions, has also been approved. And such payments as payment for security, purchase of furniture, voluntary contributions, can only go through bank accounts. The head of the department, Vladimir Filippov, sent the corresponding order the other day to the regional education departments, which are obliged to bring it to the attention of school principals. As you know, paid services in schools have existed for a very long time. But they were almost never documented. And parents have never had the opportunity to claim consumer rights for the money invested. As the newspaper correspondent explained "News time" in the Ministry of Education, the purpose of the new bureaucratic requirements is precisely to put an end to monetary arbitrariness at school and extortions from parents. There were often cases when directors, at their own discretion, turned part of the mandatory program into additional services. And the line between compulsory and optional in the school curriculum is unknown to parents, and they had to pay unconditionally for everything the teacher ordered. The new order, according to its drafters from the ministry, will now not only keep the heads of educational institutions from illegal commercial impulses, but will also enable the families of schoolchildren to seek through the courts the high-quality performance of the notorious paid services. The constitutional right to free education will also be more respected. There is, however, one thing left "but": the ministry, having approved the form of the contract, has not yet decided on a single price list.

(review prepared by GNII ITT "Informa")Date: 15.08.2003 Title: The Ministry of Education allowed priests to enter schools Author: YULIA Kommersant-TARATUTA Edition: KOMMERSANT DAILY Starting from the new school year, they will teach religion in schools. Despite the fact that the corresponding order of the Minister of Education Vladimir Filippov allows the teaching of religion only outside the school curriculum, representatives of confessional associations fear that the initiative of the ministry will cause a surge in interethnic conflicts. "The order only says that religious organizations will be able to use school premises for their studies, – explains the chief specialist of the humanitarian education department of the ministry, Lyubov Garmash. – Such classes should be held outside of school hours, in the afternoon or on weekends. and they will not interfere with the school schedule in any way"… Children will learn religion with the permission of their parents, and representatives of confessions will be able to organize religious studies on the school grounds only after receiving permission from the school director. Organizers "Sunday classes" will be required to present educational literature with the official name of the religious organization (for example, the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church) and a certificate of the organization’s annual registration with the Ministry of Justice. "For example, a Satanist will come to school and want to teach children, ”says Mrs. Garmash.“ By requiring registration documents, we will be able to cut off sectarians"… The document provoked a contradictory reaction from representatives of various religious denominations. According to the Deputy Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, "it is great that Orthodox organizations will have the right to teach the ‘Law of God’ lessons in regular schools, and not just in ethnic and religious"… However, it is the access to schools of Orthodox organizations that scares the representatives of other confessions. According to Ravil Gainutdin, chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia, practice shows that the right to teach religious subjects is primarily given to Orthodox priests. "If the decision of what subject to teach is left to the school principal, he will be able to let the priest go to the school and refuse the mufti, citing the fact that there are few Muslims in his school. It should be borne in mind that the headmaster may turn out to be a chauvinist"… Representatives of Jewish organizations also fear nationalism in schools. Borukh Gorin, head of the public relations department of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, believes that the initiative of the Ministry of Education is premature: "In most regions of Russia, religious ignorance prevails. In such a situation, it is easy to ‘feed’ tendentious beliefs to children. And then, by allowing the teaching of religious subjects at school, albeit in the form of circles or electives, we divide children according to their confessional affiliation. Jews will go to the rabbi, Muslims to the mufti, and Russians to the priest. This ‘inequality’ will again lead to conflict. Children do have the right to receive religious knowledge, but school walls are not the best place for this. It is more logical to conduct lessons on religion in special schools or summer camps."… Date: 15.08.2003 Title: Religious upbringing in the order of publication: KOMMERSANT DAILY On August 7, 1999, the Minister of General and Professional Education Vladimir Filippov signed an order to establish a coordination council for interaction between his department and the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church. On October 22, 2002, the Minister of Education signed an order providing for the introduction of the course into the school curriculum "Orthodox culture"… According to experts, the content of the course described in the order duplicated the programs of theological schools. The public spoke out strongly against his inclusion in the compulsory curriculum of secular schools. On February 13, 2003, the minister signed a new order defining the status of the subject – it can be taught in the form of an elective or an elective subject. On June 9, 2003, two more orders are issued – on the formation of a working group under the ministry to finalize the course program "Orthodox culture" and about holding a competition for the creation of a textbook "Religions of Russia" (the ministry also plans to introduce this subject into school curricula as an elective). The ministry has not yet issued any documents authorizing the teaching of the basics of religions other than Orthodoxy within the school curriculum. Date: 15.08.2003 Author: ANDREY PRONCHIK Publishing: MOSKOVSKAYA PRAVDA In line at a desk Recently I had an opportunity to talk with one official. This official in a small Moscow district is responsible for "public education"… (The meaning of this term is incomprehensible to other citizens today, because "folk" – means free, therefore, no one’s.) The question was trivial on the agenda. To arrange for the son of a friend in kindergarten. The story is, in general, short. A friend bought an apartment in a new building, where the Khrushchev building used to stand. Friendly family "dad mom i" moved from one-room to three-room. Everything would be fine, but the trouble is – the queue for the kindergarten has already been scheduled for two years in advance.



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