In the Kazakh state women's teacher training University (further KazSWTTU) in 2008 (order of 11.09.2008) for the purpose of more successful and purposeful training of defectological personnel, the Department of special and social pedagogy was formed. Consistently in 2009 and 2010 were opened areas of training 6M010500 – “Defectology” (magistracy) and 5B012300- “Social pedagogy and self-knowledge”(baccalaureate).
The Department consists of psycho-pedagogical faculty and is guided by the legal documents: “Law on education", "State educational standards of RK"; "Law on social and medical-pedagogical educational support of children with disabilities”.
Directions of training correspond to the classifier of specialties of professional higher and postgraduate education of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
License series of 17.04.2009. AB №0064057.
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Mission and strategy
Training of highly qualified and competitive personnel possessing instrumental, interpersonal, systemic and subject competencies, able to identify and assess the needs and opportunities for rehabilitation, correction, education and upbringing of children with special educational needs in the conditions of education, social protection, healthcare.
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The Department consists of 26 teachers, including: 6 candidates of science with the academic title of associate professors; 2 candidates of science, senior teachers; 16 masters of pedagogical and / or psychological Sciences. In addition, specialists with scientific achievements and publications on the specialty profile, experienced practitioners, researchers and highly qualified foreign and Kazakh specialists are involved in the lectures.
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Educational and Methodological Activity
The staff developed and published a number of textbooks, manuals, monographs, including those recommended by the MES of the RK , which are widely used by students, undergraduates, practitioners, is «Арнайы педагогика», «Невропатология негіздері», «Әлеуметтік педагогика», «Білім беру саласындағы психологиялық қызмет: әдіснама, технология, практика», «Логопедия бойынша практикум», «Арнайы мектеп оқушыларын кәсіби-еңбекке оқыту», «Қарым-қатынас психологиясы», «Әлеуметтік психология», «Арнайы мектепте қазақ тілін оқытудың әдістемесі», «Дефектология негіздері», «Коррекционная работа в школе для детей с нарушениями зрения», «Логопедия» etc. Since 2002, the University conducted experimental work on the implementation of the program «Self-Knowledge». Under this project, the teaching staff in cooperation with The Institute of Harmonious human development at National science-practical educational and wellness centre «Babek» developed programs and methodological complexes for the course «Self-Knowledge».
From 2002 to 2010, the University operated a methodological center for the implementation of the program «Self-Knowledge» in higher education institutions of the country. The result of this work was the inclusion of the group of specialties «Education» of the subject «Self-Knowledge» in the SES of the Republic of Kazakhstan. According to the agreement of July 15, 2009, by order of Republic State-Owned Enterprise»
National Academy of education named after Y.Altynsarin», the Ministry of education and science (order «on the development of state compulsory standards of education» Number 235) on the basis of the Department of special and social pedagogy of KazSWTTU developed SES and standard training programs on the specialty «Social pedagogy and self-knowledge» / baccalaureate, magistracy, doctorate/.
On the basis of the Department of special and social pedagogy in 2018, together with the Department of education of Almaty Cabinet of psychological and pedagogical correction was opened, which will allow to implement a practice-oriented approach in the training of special teachers.
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The main goal of the program of development of international activities of the Department is to increase international cooperation to ensure the competitiveness of the Department in the market of educational activities.
The Department strengthens international relations with foreign higher education institutions, exchanges experience, participates at conferences and seminars. We have established relations with such foreign countries as Poland, Bulgaria, Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan.
The training program reflects the latest achievements of pedagogical, psychological science and practice in the field of special and social education, meets the needs of modern schools in highly qualified specialists.