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of the Chemistry Clearing House
Committee on Chemistry
Education (CCE) has approved a pilot project to organize
a Chemistry Clearing House at the Mendeleev University of
Chemical Technology for the translation, publication, and
dissemination of IUPAC-sourced materials and ideas in chemical
education in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States
of the clearinghouse are to improve the professional skills
of teachers in high schools, colleges, and polytechnic schools
and to eliminate the present gap between fundamental science
and curricula in the teaching of chemistry. New educational
technologies and methods as well as foreign scientific magazines
such as Chemistry Review and Chemistry International
are not available to teachers, even in high schools, in
Russia and CIS. In order to provide teachers with such information,
it will be necessary to involve an intermediary organization
in Moscow for the dissemination of IUPAC-sourced educational
materials and practices approved by CCE. The Chemistry Clearing
House could become such an organization. It would receive
educational materials and recommendations from the National
Representative in CCE and then would translate, publish, and
disseminate them to educational institutions in Russia and
CIS via mail, e-mail, the Internet, TV programs, advertisements
in Russian newspapers and magazines, and at innovative workshops.
The necessary methodological literature would also need to
be translated into Russian, prepared, and published.
function that could fall under the aegis of this Chemistry
Clearing House would be organizing summer programs for young
teachers and other audiences regarding these problems of interest
to IUPAC. The House of Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences
could be one of the locations for regular workshops.
more information, contact the Task Group Chairman Prof. Elena
S. Gryzlova <[email protected]>.
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