Jun 27

Presentation of the textbook “Өлкетану ” (“Ethnography”) in the Kazakh language for secondary schools

Kadyrbaeva Didar Artykbayevna, Professor of the Geography Chair of Buketov Karaganda State University, a candidate of pedagogical Sciences and Jumabekov Zhambul Asmukhanovich, the head of the Chair of History of Kazakhstan and Assembly of Kazakhstan People, a candidate of historical sciences, have published a training manual for students “Өлкетану” (“Ethnography”).

The release of this educational edition is an implementation of ideas to develop love to native land through the study and knowledge of its geography, history, culture, its past and present, expressed by the Head of State, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev in his article “Course towards the future: modernization of Kazakhstan’s identity “.

The book gives a description of the geographical features of Karaganda region: territorial position, geology, soils, mineral deposits and water resources, economy and administrative structure. It provides information about local flora and fauna, the ecological situation in the region, the potential of local tourism. The second section of the book is concerned with historical and ethnographic research conducted in 18-20 centuries on the territory of the region, the historical and cultural sites and the features of Sary-ARKA toponymy.

The size of the training manual is 71 pages. In the near future similar publication for students in the Russian language will be published, as well as tutorials in Kazakh and Russian languages for higher education institutions.

Presentation of the pilot version of the book for school teachers of the Karaganda region was held on the 26th of July, 2017 in the Teaching-Methodical Centre of education development of Karaganda region.