Teachers protest against exclusion of ‘artistic culture of the world’ subject from curriculum
The teachers of the ‘artistic culture of the world’ subject from more than 20 cities of Belarus have signed an open letter to the national authorities and the Belarusian exarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church, asking to leave their subject in the school curriculum.
‘The idea to reduce the number of school subjects at the expense of the subjects belonging to the ‘fine arts’ section, including the subject ‘national and foreign artistic culture’ sounds nonsense against the background of the president’s words about the spiritual health of the population in his speech to the parliament and the people. This subject is a foundation stone in the spiritual upbringing of our children,’ runs the letter.
By the way: at present the subject ‘national and foreign artistic culture’ is taught in secondary schools an hour a week for three years i Belarus, whereas in the neighboring Russia it is taught six years.