During 2022-2025, the State Language Protection Commissioner and the State Education Quality Service of Ukraine will study the use of the Ukrainian language as the state language in general secondary education institutions.
As part of the monitoring, students, their parents, and teachers will be interviewed about the language of communication in the educational process, during breaks, in everyday life, and in terms of the use of online content. The research is aimed at identifying:
• factors determining the choice of language of communication;
• motivation to increase the level of mastery of the Ukrainian language.
The monitoring program for ensuring the functioning of the state language in the educational process in institutions of general secondary education was developed within the framework of the cooperation of the State Education Quality Service of Ukraine and the State Language Protection Commissioner based on the results of the ascertainment stage of the monitoring study.
"Long-term monitoring will make it possible to analyze in detail the transformational processes taking place in the educational sphere regarding the use of the Ukrainian language and to develop effective methodological recommendations based on the received data to ensure the functioning of the state language in the educational process," Commissioner Taras Kremin emphasized.
As a reminder, on July 7, the State Language Protection Commissioner, Taras Kremin, and the Head of the State Education Quality Service of Ukraine, Ruslan Gurak, presented the results of a joint study (http://surl.li/cjkgj) on the state of compliance with the legislation on the state language in general secondary education institutions, the use of the state language by participants of the educational process directly at school and outside it.
According to the results of the study, only 38% of schoolchildren communicate exclusively in Ukrainian during breaks.
Also, according to the Commissioner, taking into account the results of the research and own monitoring, responding to the appeals of citizens, public organizations, and MPs, it was possible to identify problems in general secondary education institutions that need to be solved. The problem of bringing school charters in line with the legislation regarding the language of the educational process, the need to normatively regulate the order of formation of classes with instruction in the languages of national minorities, etc. are among them.