A professional retraining center has been created in Russia, where those returning from the war in Ukraine will be prepared to teach a new subject in schools, “Fundamentals of Security and Defense of the Motherland.” This was announced by the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Sergei Kravtsov at the plenary meeting of the All-Russian Pedagogical Forum “Memory is Sacred”. His words are quoted by Interfax.
The professional retraining center was created on the basis of the State University of Education.
Kravtsov announced that personnel for teaching “Fundamentals of Security and Defense of the Motherland” will now be selected from those returning from the war back in January 2023. It was reported that those who fought in Ukraine would be sent for three months of retraining, after which they would be able to teach this subject in schools.
The subject “Fundamentals of Security and Defense of the Homeland” will be introduced into the school curriculum from September 1, 2024 and will replace the current discipline – “Fundamentals of Life Safety” (Life Safety), the program of which has also changed since the beginning of this school year. Basic military training, which was removed from the school curriculum in the nineties, has returned to it.
Kravtsov explained the renaming of life safety to “Fundamentals of Security and Defense of the Motherland” as follows: “We understand that time today is also telling us that this course needs to be developed. And we also discussed it with the teaching community and with teachers and we see, that the guys who fought in the zone of a special military operation, they, like no one else, can come and tell the truth. We are now also discussing such a decision, to call it “Fundamentals of Security and Defense of the Motherland.”
The Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Emergency Situations will take part in the development of the subject “Fundamentals of Security and Defense of the Motherland”. Changes will be made not only to textbooks, but also to the law “On Education” and federal educational standards.