New textbooks for creative schools to be created

The Agency for Development of Presidential, Creative and Specialized Schools under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan (PIIMA), with the involvement of literary scholars, is working on the creation of new textbooks for creative schools.
In accordance with the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On measures to further improve the activities of creative schools and specialized schools" dated March 11, 2020 (PCM No. 141), it is planned to allocate 20 hours (5 hours for each class) for specialized subjects to students of 7-11 grades of the creative schools.
This decision is aimed at in-depth teaching of the art of public speaking and literature, in addition to the knowledge established by state educational standards in the mother tongue and literature.
PIIMA has attracted literary scholars to develop these textbooks. Now work is underway to develop new specialized textbooks for grades 7-11 of creative schools.
Textbooks for 7-11 grades will include elements such as folklore, rules of literature, journalism, textual criticism, drama, etc. Textbooks are developed taking into account the age of the students.
Also, textbooks of specialized literature will be integrated with textbooks of literature of general secondary education and higher education.
In addition, specialists are working on the creation of separate textbooks for students of creative schools on the subject of oratory and speech culture for 7-11 grades.
It should be noted that for the development of textbooks, cooperation was established with the Tashkent State University of Uzbek Language and Literature named after Alisher Navoi. It is planned that the new textbooks will be discussed at the scientific and methodological council of the university.
The developed curricula and textbooks will be tested in creative schools in the 2020/2021 academic year. At the end of the academic year, it is planned to improve the textbooks based on the identified shortcomings and proposals, and then republish them.
In addition, in order to organize the teaching of foreign languages in creative schools on the basis of modern methods, negotiations are underway with foreign publishers on the purchase of modern textbooks for teaching English, German and French languages.
It should be noted that now there are 9 creative schools in the structure of the Agency for the Development of Presidential, Creative and Specialized Schools.