Content system of the lyceum and gymnasium educational program

This article provides an overview of the study of the problems of developing the continuity of the content of training programs in lyceums and gymnasiums. Continuity of education is considered as a phenomenon that defines as a potential qualitative growth of creative abilities of students ' personality. The article examines the content of continuity of education, as well as in domestic works, describes the main factors of formation of the structural and procedural component. The article describes long-term plans that allow us to predict and implement innovations in certain contexts of the educational sphere of lyceums and gymnasiums. There are several main directions in the field of education. Among them, the practical idea of development based on information and communication technologies, the rejection of outdated collective forms of education. Including the need to develop motivation for self-education and self-development in students and is focused on the development of creative education. As well as in the system of education in lyceums and gymnasiums, it is connected with the concept of continuing education. As a clear example, the author proposed a comprehensive and multi-factor plan for the development of continuous transformations of the curriculum system and the content of training in lyceums and gymnasiums. The article also offers a scheme of training stages, the main goal of which is the expected result.


Today there are several main directions in the field of education. The first direction is clearly applied to the practical idea of development based on information and communication technologies. The second direction involves the rejection of outdated collective forms of education. At the same time, the learning paths are individualized and built depending on the abilities and capabilities of each student. The third direction is based on the need to develop motivation for self-education and self-development among students. This will instill the meaning of the activity that the student performs. The fourth direction is focused on the development of creative education. The fifth direction of transformation of the educational system in lyceums and gymnasiums is associated with the concept of lifelong education [1].

As V.P. Zinchenko notes, lifelong education is considered as a single system that includes secondary general education and a higher professional institution. In addition, this complex includes advanced training courses, retraining of personnel, as well as self-education. At the same time, the principle of lifelong education is continuity [2].

We conducted a theoretical analysis on the topic of our research. Based on this, the following scientists were identified who made a contribution to the development of the educational system in relation to certain aspects. The development of educational institutions as a complex and multi-factor system was considered in their works by E. Marx and M. Petri[3], as well as many others. A.V. Khutorsky[4], A.S. Kuryshev [5], A.M. Novikov[6], A. Kuznetsov[7] and others were engaged in the study of the problem of professionalism, as well as its improvement. Ideas for the development of institutions of primary vocational education in the context of multilevel education were disclosed in the works of V.A. Bolotov [8], G.M. Romantsev [9], A.A. Barbarig [10] and others. Models of development of professional competence were considered in the works of O.Ya..Dymarskaya [11], R.V. Bessonov [12], A.N. Dzhurinsky [13], V.K. Bityukov [14], Yu.V. Shmarion [15] and others. Also, the study of the problem of increasing the professional competence of teachers of lyceums and gymnasiums was considered in the works of O.P. Okolelov [16], V.V. Serikov [17], A. Yamburg [18], V.I. Zagvyazinsky [19].


It should be noted that, to a large extent, the expansion of the concept of education is identified with formal learning and interprets any activity as educational assets. In the education system of lyceums and gymnasiums, taking into account innovative processes, the most important educational functions are performed by social institutions. That is, this list includes not only educational institutions, but also microfactors (family, circle of friends, etc.) [20, p. 235].

At the heart of the continuity of the educational system of lyceums and gymnasiums, the formation of market mechanisms, the formation of educational services is a priority. At the same time, globality is a hallmark of the continuity of educational structures. The new system emerges on the basis of individualized and creative education. The extensive and intensive rhythm of development of the education system allows us to assert that information systems can provide a positive dynamics in the development of lifelong education in lyceums and gymnasiums [21].

The system-forming factors of the process of formation of the system of continuing education are:

  •  elimination of monopolism in the channel of educational services, on the broadcast of social experience. At the same time determining competitiveness;
  •  integration of the learning process in lyceums and gymnasiums, determines the implementation of the environmental standard [22];

It should be noted that in terms of theoretical justification, the development of lifelong education in lyceums and gymnasiums is based on the principle of complementarity of technological and search methods of teaching. Accordingly, a complex of organizational and pedagogical aspects acts as a condition for the implementation of the transformation process of curricula and training programs in lyceums, as well as gymnasiums. Also, the professionally oriented nature of the educational process involves the management of creative activities. At the same time, we should note that despite the outward simplicity of the formulations of the named principles, the latter describe a far from trivial approach to the problem of managing an educational institution [23].

The evolution of the education system is the result of the natural formation of the social stratum, which is focused on the elite quality, as B.S. Gershunsky asserts in his research, the lyceum is an institution that has a profile focus and is focused on a higher educational institution. Considering that the lyceum is characterized by a basic component, which implies increased attention to special courses and subjects. In addition, there is a need for a more thorough, high-quality profiling training of specialization [24].

M.B. Pildee in his works describes the transition to innovative trajectories as an opportunity that provides a wide variety of forms of educational processes. Also, in accordance with the strategic goals of educational processes, development points are determined:

  •  the development of the educational process in the lyceum provides a system of continuous education, since it passes through all stages, starting from pre-school and ending with professional;
  •  the transition to individual educational programs, as well as to individual curricula, becomes a resource for further improvement of education in the lyceum and gymnasium;
  •  the quality of education is based on the informatization of the educational process;
  •  there is also an improvement in the forms of management in the framework of the implementation of the model of civil education;
  •  the needs of the population in the quality of educational services lead to the diversification of educational systems [25].

As a clear example, we offer a comprehensive and multi-factor plan for the development of continuity of the system of curricula and educational content in lyceums and gymnasiums.

Table 1 Development plan of the educational system in lyceums and gymnasiums


Main goal



Improving the academic level of education

Creation of a system of continuous education, providing individualization of the educational process and effective self-determination.

Development and strengthening of the personnel potential of lyceums and gymnasiums.

Creation of a professional team that effectively solves the problems of the development of the educational system.

Development of the process of informatization

integration of information and communication technologies into the



of education in lyceums and gymnasiums

educational process.

Development of public and state forms of government and social partnership.

building and implementing an effective model of state and public management of the educational process.

Development of the system of additional education

building a wide and multi-level network of additional education (additional educational services) that create optimal favorable conditions for free and maximum satisfaction of various educational needs.

Implementation of preventive measures to prevent social orphanhood

creation of conditions for the availability of high-quality education and the full development of the child in accordance with his personal characteristics, state of somatic health and social status.

Results and Discussion

Thus, the implementation of the above stages, as well as the systemic development of the content of education, the management process, and the transformation of the staff in lyceums and gymnasiums, can provide a transition to a new stage of the organizational and content model of education. Within the framework of the proposed program for the development of lifelong learning, it is also advisable to highlight the implementation results and indicators that determine success.

Table 2

Indicators of the effectiveness of the implementation of the long-term plan for the development of the education system in lyceums and gymnasiums


Development indicators



1.Creation of a model of lifelong education that provides competent personal and professional self-determination of graduates of lyceums and gymnasiums


 Regulatory documents ensuring the functioning of the model.

 Organizational model of education continuity.

 New organizational model of the educational process.

 Regulatory documents for the organization of specialized training based on an individual curriculum.

 The model of integration with institutions of higher professional education in the context of increasing individualization.

Availability and effective functioning of the lifelong education model.

The transition from the classroom system to new forms of organization of the educational process:

 distance learning,

 educational streams,

 individual sessions.

2. Development of an educational program for senior preschool children in order to increase the level of readiness for learning at the initial stage of lyceums and gymnasiums


An educational program that provides children with equal starting opportunities, taking into account the requirements of education.  Educational programs for senior preschool children.

 Methodical recommendations for preparing for teaching in primary school.

Implementation of an educational program for senior preschool children.

An increase in the number of children with a high level of readiness to master the educational program.

3. Creation of a continuous system of specialized training and specialized training, taking into account the expansion of opportunities for the implementation of individual educational requests.


 A new version of the curriculum, ensuring the implementation of individual educational trajectories.

 Modified and original curricula of elective subjects and courses.

 The system of continuity in the content of education between all levels.

 Individual educational programs for gifted children.

 Interaction of the lyceum with other educational institutions within the educational network.

Improving the quality of education within the Lyceum model of continuing education. Increase in the number of programs mastered by teachers that implement the relevant state standard.

The increase in the number of programs of elective courses.

Increase in the number of students in grades 8– 11 who study according to individual curricula and individual educational programs. Realization of the creative potential of gifted children, increasing the effectiveness of their




participation in intellectual competitions of various levels.

4. Increasing the level of implementation of new educational technologies that ensure the development of students ' competence in the field of independent cognitive activity.


Development and implementation of modern effective educational technologies by all teachers.

 Expanding opportunities for individualization of the educational process.

 Modern systems for evaluating students ' academic achievements:

 formative education in primary schools;

 summative (rating) assessment in grades 5–11.

Improving the quality of training.

Increase in the number of students enrolled in training using modern educational technologies: ICT, project-based, module-rating, etc.Increasing the degree of individualization of training. Improving the level of students ' competence in the field of independent cognitive activity.

Based on the potential effectiveness of the presented program for the development of lifelong learning, we can highlight the purpose of the program. Thus, the goal is to create conditions for the development of key competencies in students. As a result, this will provide them with successful socialization and active adaptation in the labor market. At the same time, the development plan complies with the educational standard programs.

According to V.I. Baidenko, a specialized educational and methodological package can provide the individuality of the cognitive trajectories of the development of educational activity [26]. At the same time, in the studies of T.Yu. Lomakin [27], profile training programs are subdivided into logical, figurative, mixed by the nature of educational and cognitive activity.

Thus, based on the profiling aspect of the development of continuous education, several functional tasks are distinguished:

  1. Improvement of the educational process;
  2. Innovative approaches to the formation of a new educational content, improvement of curricula;
  3. Development of new academic subjects, special courses that will contribute to the intellectual development of the personality of students;
  4. Development of individual curricula, taking into account individual cognitive abilities;
  5. Application of advanced educational and methodological kits, updating the literary fund;
  6. Creation of educational, laboratory and technical bases for high-quality implementation of educational programs;
  7. Development of the system of school self-government, with the aim of developing civic position;
  8. Formation of healthy lifestyle skills;

According to E.N. Ovcharenko [28], in the system of transformation and renewal of educational services, there are several components of improving teaching technologies:

  •  the use of problem learning;
  •  possession of the methodology for creating individual curricula;
  •  development of extracurricular, project and scientific activities;
  •  development of forms of organizing students' independent work;
  •  development of motivation for the use of relevant technologies.


Considering the integration processes in the education system, the introduction of the practice of majoring education at the senior level of general education can ensure the implementation of continuity mechanisms. At the same time, a variant of the continuity of the lyceum-university is proposed. According to V.G. Ryndak [29] and T.V. Chelysheva [30], continuity should be considered as a methodological principle that plays a connecting role in the theory of knowledge, as a general pedagogical principle that provides an inextricable connection between individual components, stages and stages of education, as a didactic principle that determines changes in the content of education, methods of teaching scientific disciplines, methods and means of forming the skills of independent educational activity, as well as the implementation of the principles of scientific character, accessibility and sequence of training.

Also, according to L.N. Alekseeva [31], an interactive approach to the continuity of learning, should be considered as a guideline for the use of interactive learning modes through innovative computer technologies, the composition of which corresponds to the pedagogical tasks of the personality-oriented focus of the epistemological cycle and the levels of the knowledge systematic model.

Methodical work in lyceums and gymnasiums involves:

  •  increasing the efficiency of the methodological council of the educational institution;
  •  Creation of a moderator system for advanced training of teachers: organize training for teachers in the use of new educational technologies, as well as the organization of research activities of students;
  •  increasing the efficiency of the disciplinary cycles;
  •  reorientation of the organization of methodological work from vertical to horizontal, creation of creative groups of teachers working on the problem of health retention, project activities, work with gifted children, school government, etc.;
  •  organization and improvement of the methodological center for young and novice teachers [32].

Modernization of the way of life of lyceums and gymnasiums: streamlining the regulatory framework; improvement of the self-government system; strengthening and developing the traditions of the Lyceum; introduction of an automated control system for the lyceum; inclusion of the governing council in the assessment of the effectiveness of the development of the lyceum.

Improving the educational environment: improving work with parents; development of relations with government agencies; development of regulatory, organizational, pedagogical, financial mechanisms of network interaction of educational institutions [33].

Despite the fact that the study of the continuity of the development of educational content, curricula and programs remains one of the urgent problems of our time, we believe that an important component of the development of innovative approaches to the general development of students, as well as the basis of activity.

Each of the above-described structural components of the development of the system for the continuity of the content of the basic standards of education should work in an integrated manner and in a coordinated manner. Relying on the fundamental works of great teachers, it should be noted that the educational institution equips the child with the necessary skills and knowledge in accordance with age characteristics. However, it must be remembered that advanced technologies and teaching aids can provide the development of cognitive motivation in students. In the future, this will stimulate successful interaction with the outside world, in the cultural, social, economic and environmental aspects. The ability to keep up with progress and taking into account the psychophysiological characteristics of students is a high-quality resource for the development of personal content, and on a global scale it allows to form a highly educated and competitive society.

Thus, in this article we have made an attempt to consider the key directions for studying the continuity of the development of the content of educational standards and curricula in lyceums and gymnasiums. We have identified long-term plans and an algorithm for potentially effective activities. Consequently, it is assumed here that the scientific and practical specificity of this topic is relevant and requires a concentrated approach to implementation.



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Year: 2020
City: Karaganda
Category: Pedagogy