COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Georgia/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.5 Basic out-of-school arts and cultural education

In the reform process of higher and secondary education, there is a system of school arts and music schools which provides continuing education for children with appropriate talent. According to 2005 data, there are 258 of these schools in Georgia.

According to the new national curriculum for 2011-2016 a new optional subject – "World Culture" is being taught at the intermediary stage of public schools.

Under the initiative of the National Curriculum and Assessment Centre of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, teachers of world history in all 550 schools have passed training on the methodology of teaching of a new subject and on substantive matters.

The goal of teaching of world culture is: to form a positive attitude of students towards cultural diversity and development of successful communication and tolerance in the diversified cultural sphere and so on (see http://www.mes.gov.ge/content.php?id=2997&lang=geo).

Within the framework of the ``Culture Strategy 2025``, promotion of children’s integration was introduced in 2016-2017:

  • Programs of the Education Department of the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia - 2000 children.
  • Non-formal education programs of the Georgian National Museum - 2000 adults, about 500 persons with disabilities.
  • Otia Ioseliani’s Sunday School in Tskaltubo - up to 200 pupils.

Chapter published: 07-02-2019

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