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Presentation of 6 Traditional Knowledge Guides

On October 4, 2013, at the meeting of the Council of the Republican Scientific and Methodological Center of the Agency for Vocational Education and Training (RSMC APTO) under the Ministry of Migration, Youth and Labor of the Kyrgyz Republic, a presentation of six Methodological Guides developed by RDF specialists within the framework of the project "Dissemination of Kyrgyz traditional pastoral and ecological knowledge and support to the community on joint management of mountain ecosystems in the Kyrgyz Republic" was held. The following manuals were presented:

Traditional knowledge on nomadic cuisine for use in the profession of "Cook";
Traditional knowledge on everyday life and culture: natural dyeing and patterns for use in sewing technology;
Traditional knowledge on physical development and education of youth;
Traditional knowledge on the history of Kyrgyz everyday life and culture for the subject "Adep";
Traditional knowledge on the use of pastures;
Traditional knowledge on pasture grasses:

The manuals were tested in two pilot vocational lyceums: #28, Belovodskoe village, Moscow district and #81, Bokonbaevo village, Ton district

In the process of developing the manuals and pilot testing, the RDF worked closely with Kalikan Zhakypova, Head of the Human Resource Development Laboratory of the RNMC APTO.

During the discussion, members of the Scientific and Methodological Council noted that the manuals are very convenient for use by teachers and masters of industrial practice and can be used as a curriculum and preparatory material for lessons. As a result of the meeting it was unanimously decided to approve the Methodical Guides and to adopt them as a teaching material in two pilot vocational lyceums No. 28, Belovodskoe village, Moscow district and No. 81, Bokonbaevo village, Ton district, and recommended their further dissemination in other vocational lyceums of the country. The positive experience of Vocational Lyceum No. 81 in Bokonbaevo village was emphasized, where a healthy, caloric and low-cost nomadic dish "kuurma chai" was included in the students' diet.
Traditional Knowledge