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To the 80th anniversary of the birth of Oleksandra Yakivna Savchenko - Academician of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine


Today, May 8, 2022, would be 80 years since the birth of Savchenko Olexandra Yakivna.

The scale of Oleksandra Yakivna′s figure is determined by her fundamental works in the field of didactics, methods of primary education, her managerial and organizational activities, the scientific school she founded, numerous textbooks, manuals, books for reading and children′s development.

Olexandra Yakivna′s activity marked the whole epoch of formation of domestic educational science. Deep scientist, Academician-Founder of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine (1995-2000), Vice-President of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Chief Research Fellow of the Primary Education Department of the Institute of Pedagogy of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, she directed all her efforts to development of pedagogical science and education of the independent Ukraine. More than one generation of Ukrainian children grew up on her textbooks, and her basic ideas contributed to the formation of the professionalism of many Ukrainian teachers.

Oleksandra Savchenko took an active part in the preparation of the legal framework and the formation of a strategy for the development of Ukrainian education and science in the independent Ukrainian state. Under her leadership and with his direct participation, the content of general secondary education, in particular primary education, was developed. She is one of the authors of the State Standards of General Secondary Education, the concept of a 12-year secondary school.

The scientist created a powerful scientific school, trained 16 doctors and 32 candidates of science.

She is the author of the pedagogical system of formation of cognitive independence of junior schoolchildren. She has published almost 700 scientific papers. Among them: monographs "Development of cognitive independence of primary school students", textbook for students "Didactics of primary education", textbooks "Modern lesson in primary school", "Educational potential of primary education", textbooks and manuals on reading literature, basics of health.

She was the permanent Chairman of the Interdepartmental Council for Coordination of Research in the Field of Education, Pedagogy and Psychology, and the Chairman of the All-Ukrainian Association of Vasyl Sukhomlynsky. She was a member of two specialized councils for the defense of doctoral dissertations and a member of the editorial boards of a number of professional publications, a member of the Presidium of the Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine.

Savchenko Oleksandra Yakivna - Honored Worker of Education of Ukraine, awarded the Order of Princess Olga I, II, III degrees, the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise V degree, numerous state and branch awards.

The memory of Oleksandra Yakivna will live in the hearts of all who knew her, and her intellectual heritage will enter the cultural treasure of the nation.

The presentation on the work of Oleksandra Savchenko was given by  V. Sukhomlinskyi State Scientific and Pedagogical Library of Ukraine.


19:46 09.05.2022