The Ministry of education has prepared proposals for the development of school textbooks.

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura in fotoannunci school. Archival photoThe Ministry of education has prepared proposals for the development of school textbooks.© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura the image Bank

Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation have prepared proposals for the development and use of basic textbooks in Russian schools, said Friday RT with reference to the press service of the Ministry. The Agency, however, did not specify the nature of these proposals.

«Pursuant to the June order of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin the Ministry of education prepared proposals for the improvement of quality of examination, as well as the development and application of basic textbooks. We emphasize that we are not talking about one single textbook, and choices about teacher line-up, consisting of checked, verified and textbooks», — stated in the message.

The Ministry of education also stressed that «subject textbooks should correspond to the substantive concepts of the Federal state educational standards and model education programs that would «ensure the unity of educational space throughout the country.»

The Ministry also said that today there is a Federal list of textbooks recommended for use in schools. It was approved in 2014. «Currently, the Federal list of 1377 textbooks, including, for example, 82 of the textbook on the Russian language, 81 literature, 81 — English,» — said RT’s press service.

Earlier, the Minister of education and science of the Russian Federation Olga Vasilyeva has stated that he considers it necessary to establish a common base line of textbooks, reducing their number to three. She also called unacceptable the presence of 400 books for the primary classes. Later, the Minister has told RIA Novosti that the number of books will be reduced in the near future.

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