The Rector of the Pedagogical University Rouben Mirzakhanyan met the Directors of the schools, where the ASPU students passed their internships.
During the meeting the Rector expressed acknowledgements, looking forward to discussing different suggestions, comments and remarks in regards with the internships in order to improve and to achieve more tangible and positive results.
In addition, Mr. Rouben Mirzakhanyan confirmed on the University’s strategy of paying much importance to internships, spoke about the recent achievements of the University particularly about the joint initiative of the University of Minnesota to create the first text-book on inclusive education, which will also have its direct and feasible effect on schools.
The Directors of the schools, in their turn thanked for effective cooperation as well as for strengthening the university-school connection and assured that more serious and responsible approach towards internships could be noticed year by year.
Besides, speaking about the current issues, the Directors stressed out that they were in need of bio-chemists, librarians and other specialists in the institutions they run, and this raised concerns in regards with the level of training of the specialists.
What is more, they once again spoke about the importance for students to spend even more time at schools, which will allow them to better realise whether they can work at schools or no.
Further on during the meeting the Directors spoke about the need of students, who would be working with psychologists and logopedists; that would be mutually beneficial and useful both for teachers and future special pedagogues currently on a student internship. By referring to inclusive education, the Directors expressed their preference for those, who train future teachers, to come particularly from the Pedagogical University, since this is the only higher educational institution in the country, training pedagogues. Similarly, according to the Directors, the Pedagogical should be permanently consistent specifically in the process of compiling text-books.
Summing up, the Rector once again highlighted the willingness of the ASPU to cooperate with schools, looking forward to further mutually valuable cooperation, thus, supporting students to have a more accurately determined professional orientation, contributing to the improvement of internships, and replenishing schools with qualified staff.