MOSCOW, March 1 – RIA Novosti. Almost 70% of pupils in grades 8-11 in Russian schools want to exclude life safety from the curriculum, another 60% – technology, about 40% would remove astronomy from the school curriculum, follows from the results of a study by the Institute of Progressive Education, which are at the disposal of RIA Novosti. ” Among the subjects that schoolchildren consider unnecessary and would like to exclude or reduce their study, the leading ones are: life safety (indicated by 69% of respondents; most noted that life safety usually does not provide practical skills for survival / safety, lessons are often formal) ” , – says the results of the study.
Also 57% of students consider technology an unnecessary subject. Among the reasons, they pointed out the uselessness and uselessness of the subject, called it boring, and also noted the irrelevant division of programs into male and female.
38% of the surveyed schoolchildren would like to give up astronomy. This is argued by the fact that the subject is complex and “will never be useful in life.”
A fifth (22%) of schoolchildren also do not want to study the basics of religious / Orthodox culture at school, since the issues of religion are too personal for them. Another 17% would like not to study local history at school.
Also in the answers about 10% of respondents met drawing, physics, chemistry, mathematics. They were called with the reasoning “interferes with preparing for the exam”. About 15% consider it necessary to remove music and drawing (art) from the school curriculum.
As the director of the Institute, Anna Marks, commented on the results of the study, the fact that subjects fall into outsiders is more associated with the quality and methods of teaching than with their real significance. In her opinion, a much more important result of the survey is that children directly declare lack of basic knowledge.
More than 1.7 thousand pupils of 8-11 grades from 74 regions of the Russian Federation took part in the survey. An online survey was conducted on February 15-17 using the river sampling method among users of the social networks VKontakte and Instagram.