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The article investigates higher education curriculum shortcomings and their impact on the development of school teaching of informatics in Azerbaijan as well as underlines the role of timely taught informatics for the economy of the country and students’ well-being. The article summarizes the steps taken in the field of informatics curriculum improvement. Moreover, it offers arguments against the efficiency of the current education system and suggests solutions which may help overcome the existing deficiencies. Curricula of the Ganja State University and the Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University, which prepare students on the specialty of Informatics Teacher, were compared based on the results of document review. The shortcomings of both curricula were identified and classified, examples of deficiencies and ways to remedy them were proposed. The principles of continuity and sequencing of curriculum during school and first two years of university studies were emphasized. The study involves the causal relationships between the new steps made in the domain of curriculum design on different stages of education in Azerbaijan and the deficiencies which arise in informatics education despite the fact that successful innovations, new subjects, programs, textbooks, trainings, approaches and principles are being discussed, explained and compared to those emerging in the world educational process.
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