• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 14, Pages: 1-13

Original Article

Developing Pupils’ Civic Engagement in the Republic of Kazakhstan: New Approaches and Solutions


Objective: This study is aimed at searching and simultaneously developing favorable pedagogical conditions for the development of civilian competence among seniors in the educational space of modern secondary school. Methods: Research methods include theoretical – The analysis and study of investigated problem in the scientific literature, official documents; analysis of educational-methodical documentation; empirical – observation, interviews, surveys, modeling, interviewing, testing, oral and written survey, practical assignments, study of pedagogical experience at vocational schools; statistical – mathematical and statistical processing of the results obtained during the study. Findings: The experimental work implemented by a group of authors in the context of the study resulted in positive outcomes, which indicates enhancing the theoretical and methodological teachers’ training level: knowledge of the essence of students’ civic engagement, its constituent aspects, norms and principles of organizations; teachers’ training for the implementation of active civic engagement in the process of organization of students’ educational and non-school hours activities; the level of professional and pedagogical skills for engaging teenagers in a variety of activities, adequate to civil activity components. A comparative analysis of the experimental work content with the data on the positive dynamics of changes in the levels of senior pupils’ civic engagement development in the experimental groups allows for the conclusion about the effectiveness of the scientific and methodological recommendations draft developed by the authors and the validity of the underlying general hypothesis of the study. Application/Improvements: In general, the efficiency of developing senior pupils’ civic engagement in the educational environment of the secondary school will significantly increase if the model and the totality of pedagogical conditions developed during the pilot study will be implemented.

Keywords: Civic Engagement, Educational Work Model, Form Master, Patriotic Education, Teenage-Pupils


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