THE POSITION OF A TEACHER-ASSISTANT IS INTRODUCED IN KAZAKHSTAN SCHOOLS
The position of an assistant teacher has been introduced in Kazakhstani schools. Such specialists are in demand in inclusive education, where more attention is required to children with special educational needs. They help students with developmental disabilities get used to school. As part of the instruction of the Minister of Education and Science Askhat Aimagambetov, about 700 teaching assistants have already started work in all regions of the country. Note that the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan is working to create the necessary conditions for the education of children with special educational needs. “This is not a substitute for the teacher himself. Assistant teachers are tasked with playing a special role at the intersection of pedagogy and psychology – to guide children, to help them adapt to the educational process. Since we are talking about children with special needs, teaching assistants will also be able to provide technical support, for example, if the child cannot move independently. Or pedagogical support, if a child, for example, needs the help of a defectologist. We are grateful to NGOs that are actively involved in this work, ”said Gulmira Karimova, Chairperson of the Preschool and Secondary Education Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In addition, the teacher-assistant takes part in the development of individual educational programs for children with special educational needs. If necessary, training programs are adapted based on the needs of students. Such teachers will not only help to master the material covered, but will also observe the dynamics of the development of the skills of a special child and at the same time monitor compliance with the conditions necessary for the safety and health of children with special educational needs. The Ministry is working to include teaching assistants in the states and other educational organizations, as well as to determine their workload.