On February 26, 2014 Arkalyk State Pedagogical Institute hosted the «Actual problems of investigation and teaching the history of Kazakhstan» regional scientific and practical conference. The organizers of this event were the Department of History and Law of Kazakhstan and the Department of Economic Fundamentals. The conference was attended by teachers from such cities as Astana, Kostanay Lisakovsk, Rudniy, Arkalyk, as well as from Fedorovskiy, Karabalykskiy and Zhangeldinskiy districts. Plenary session of the conference was opened by Iskakova Bakhytgul Dautbekovna, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Pro-rector on Educational and Ideological work. In the opening remarks she covered such issues as creation of conditions for conduction of a qualitative investigation of history of Kazakhstan, methodology and teaching methods; formation of a national outlook; actual problems of modern history of Kazakhstan. At the plenary session of the conference presentations were given by Konkina Gulbarshin Spanovna, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associated Professor of the Arkalyk State Pedagogical Institute, Anasova Ainash Bektursynkyzy, Master in History of the Kostanay State Pedagogical Institute, Alembayeva Gulnar Zhusupbekovna, Lecturer of the Kostanay Construction College, Kabyldina Galina Meyramkhanovna, Teacer of History of the Secondary School № 4 in Arkalyk city, Yesimkhanova Nazira Izbastyevna, Senior Lecturer of the Arkalyk State Pedagogical Institute. In their reports participants marked out the significant challenges facing expert-historians, touched upon topical problems of creating of modern scientific unified state standard in teaching of History at secondary school and higher education institutions, common concept of the history of Kazakhstan, based on the study of archeology, anthropology and ethnography.
After the plenary session conference continued its work in three sections, which are the following:
— «Theoretical and methodological basis for investigation of National history»;
-«Actual problems of national history study and systematization»;
— «Scientific and methodological basis for Kazakhstan’s history teaching».
Participants of the conference considered urgent problems of national history studying, the meaning and importance of historical processes in the last 20 years (delimitation of the state border, adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the OSCE summit, Strategies for 2030, 2050, holding EXPO-2017, etc.). In the frame of the sections participants discussed the issues of actualization of regional history study as well as improvement of the scientific and methodological principles of teaching National history in modern school.
At the end of the regional conference the resolution which reflects the main findings and recommendations was adopted.