Creating the National Methodological Resource Centre on Human Rights in the Transnistrian region, providing information assistance – books, leaflets, brochures, manuals, and methodological assistance to Transnistrian teachers and educational institutions.
During the National Methodological Resource Centre on Human Rights in the Transnistrian region was visited by 1342 persons.
On May 7th, 2017, the official opening of the National Methodological Resource Center on Human Rights (village of Parkani, Transnistria) and a round table dedicated to this event took place.
Address: 25, Tiraspolskoe Shosse str., Parkani village, Transnistria.
The choice of the place for opening the center was determined by the specifics of the village of Parkani, which is located on the road between Tiraspol and Bender, and it is very convenient to be visited by teachers from these both cities.
Feedbacks from the users of the Center demonstrate the great demand for such a Center in Transnistria.
Objectives of the Resource center: The goals of the National Methodological Resource Center on Human Rights are to develop the knowledge of teachers about modern methodology of proactive education of students on human rights, improvement of teachers’ skills, settling and developing relationships with scientific and educational institutions, and communication between teachers from both banks of the Dniester.
Activities of the resource center: To realize its goals, the resource center carries out the following activities: organizational and methodical, consisting of methodological support in the educational process, including ways of disseminating methodological materials and literature; informational, by widening access to information through technical resources of the center and providing teachers with access to Internet resources (in the field of pedagogy and human rights), and also by posting pedagogical information on the project website; consulting, through various means of advisory assistance to teachers and educational institutions in the region.
The Resource Center concentrates and provides access to methodological resources for Moldovan teachers, including Transnistrian. It created conditions for developing modern proactive teaching methods for teachers’ evolution, by applying new concepts on teaching human rights.
Also, the National Methodological Resource Center on Human Rights plays an important role for interaction of educational institutions of various types. This interaction is a joint activity of the resource center with most educational institutions from the region. This provides teachers with the opportunity to grow their professionalism by using the methodological resources of both the center and many educational institutions.
Beneficiaries of the Resource center: The main users of the National Methodological Resource Center for Human Rights’ cervices are teachers, administration of schools, lyceums, gymnasiums and colleges, students of pedagogical specialties. Among service consumers of the resource center there are also educational institutions interested in receiving methodical and consulting services, skills improvement of their employees; regional education management bodies interested in qualifying their staff of educational institutions, thanks to the methodological resource center.
The choice of teachers, as main consumers of the National Methodological Resource Center for Human Rights’ services, is conditioned by the specifics of Moldova.
The Republic of Moldova started developing its democracy only after the collapse of the USSR in 1991. During this period, democratic traditions did not manage to completely ground in our society. The majority of citizens, according to opinion polls, do not realize the meaning and importance of democracy and human rights. One of the main reasons for the indifferent attitude of society to democratic values, especially young people, is lack of understanding the enormous importance of democracy and human rights. On both banks of the Dniester River, the fact that school teachers were educated back in the USSR, negatively influenced the development of democracy and human rights. This education was based on rejecting democracy values. At that time, the educational system was dominated by an informative type of teaching: teachers taught students ideological material, and students were to reproduce it. That type of training inhibited formation of active, critical citizens because of lack of discussions during the lessons. Having received such an education in the USSR, many teachers still continue using those methods of teaching, cannot explain to students the significance and role of democracy, they do not know how to develop leadership qualities and democratic ideals among young people.
More than that, lack of pedagogical literature in Moldova (especially in Transnistria), containing modern methods of proactive education for students on human rights, does not allow teachers to fully improve their professionalism and use achievements of modern pedagogical science.
Creating the National Methodological Resource Centre on Human Rights in Chisinau, providing information assistance – books, leaflets, brochures, manuals, and methodological assistance to Moldavian teachers and educational institutions from the Center of Moldova and the north of Moldova.
During the National Methodological Resource Centre on Human Rights in Chisinau was visited by 1484 persons;
The National Methodological Resource Center on Human Rights was opened earlier in Chisinau, but for its wider visualization, the grand opening of the Center was held on May 17th, 2017 («Ion Creanga» Pedagogical State University, block 4, mun. Chisinau, I. Creanga Street, 1).
The Center is located at the Pedagogical State University, since teachers from Chisinau and most of the regions of Moldova (with exception of Transnistria and Gagauzia) are upgrading their qualifications at the University and will use the resources of the Center to improve their skills and knowledge. Also, students of pedagogical specialties (future teachers) would use the literature of our Center.
Also among the visitors there are students of the Pedagogical State University, future teachers who are already trying to get informed and learn pro-active methods of teaching human rights.
Alexandra Barbaneagra, PhD Associate, Vice-Rector of the Pedagogical State University «Ion Creanga», noted that the University is very grateful for the choice of their institution for opening the Methodological Resource Center in Chisinau. She encouraged everyone to be active in studying the materials of the Resource Center, as this topic is very important, and corresponds to the needs of our time, the importance of developing civil skills for various categories of citizens, in order to protect their rights anywhere in the world where there is a need for it.
Words of praise to this Center were brought by other participants at the official opening.
The Center is aimed at teachers who want to invest in their personal development and expansion of their knowledge on human rights in order to be able to correctly convey this information to their students through the use of pro-active methods.
Creating the National Methodological Resource Centre on Human Rights in Comrat, providing information assistance – books, leaflets, brochures, manuals, and methodological assistance to Gagauzian teachers and educational institutions from the south of Moldova.
In order to help teachers inform their pupils about gender equality, its importance and need in modern society, give them an opportunity to talk about women’s rights and their protection, and unobtrusively and professionally develop young people’s leadership skills, within the framework of the National Methodological Resource Center for Human Rights, stands dedicated to female leaders were created (in the branches located in Chisinau, Comrat, and Parcani) in June 2018.
During the National Methodological Resource Centre on Human Rights in Comrat was visited by 2256 persons.
In Comrat, the National Methodological Resource Center on Human Rights was opened in the Comrat: 21/3 Tretiacova str.
The feedbacks of the users of the Center demonstrate that such a Center is necessary in Gagauzia, as the teachers of the region have very little modern qualitative literature accessible.
In less than 2 years of the existence of the National Methodological Resource Center for Human Rights, it was visited by over 5 thousand persons.