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Nekruz Ismoilov

President & CEO, NeksNuts, Inc.

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How do you think we can motivate young people to perceived and purposeful studying?

On the one hand, the flow of information nowadays is incredibly huge: you can choke on the TV programs, websites, newspapers and books. However, the most of these information flows are "yellow", useless and even worse - destructive. Tajikistan is a small country in Central Asia with a population of 7,000,000 people (2011).

Youth in Tajikistan in the 21st century has not enough useful and necessary information for the successful start in the life. After finishing a high school, most young people do not know what they can do. They have no idea what their lives devote to. At the same time the top for the most of the teenagers is to find a job in Russia. Making money in Russia became the main goal in youth’s and adults’ life. Children have no longer an enthusiasm to study at school and students remain at the Universities only "for parents".

- How do you think we can motivate young people to perceived and purposeful studying?
- How to start their internal "engine" for the acceleration to a successful life?
- What methods would be offered the Ministry of Education by you to implement into the system of education?

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    Jun 10 2012: An excellent question Nekcruz.
    Like Angelo, I propose that the majority of information that scholastic institutions teach is largely unnecessary. Basic reading writing and mathematics, a spot of history and geography is all one needs to get started on. Most people have an interest that captures their imagination at some time early in their life. That is what needs to be recognized by educators and used to propel the student forward in an excited, free spirited and fast tracked learning program aimed at self exploratory learning. Even if the student changes the focus of interest, the potential learning opportunities would be enormous and far outweigh conventional delivery.
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      Jun 16 2012: Thank you very much, Robert. Very helpful advices.
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      Jun 25 2012: I totally agree with what you said in your last few sentences :-), but I disagree with your statement about knowing only a "spot of history and geography" esp. due to the world being so small now. I know people can just "google" that information, but to truly understand how we (meaning in all of our countries) got where we are today and the problems we are having due to those historical choices, but truly studying and discussing them helps with this understanding; but besides this, maybe, just maybe, the past atrocities will not be repeated (even though they seem to be...sigh).
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        Jun 27 2012: Of course Linda I agree with your premise but I would suggest that if one isnt interested in delving into those issues because of the subject itself, then little learning will take place.

        I am certainly not suggesting that they arent as equally as important as any other field of study.

        I think we all realise the older one gets the more interests we delve into...as is our want at those times.
        I also feel that a lot of history and geography can be found and explored in nearly every line of study, so a clever facilitator will emerse that data into his/her delivery of the chosen field of interest or study.
        I join you in sincerely hoping atrocities are never repeated.

        thankyou for your reponse

        rob

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