As part of the process of implementing the new national education policy, the government has asked the National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) to develop a separate National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for school, elementary, childhood, teacher and adult education.
New NCF The development of new textbooks and the formation of education will be crucial when the new policy is implemented across India, two government officials said on condition of anonymity.
So far, there was only one NCF in India that formed the School Policy, and Education-Study Medal. The NCERT, functioning under the Union Ministry of Education, has asked the states to develop a regional curriculum framework following discussions with district level officials and beyond, which will then be incorporated into the NCF.
“There is a widespread view that the NCF should be formed in consultation with and integrating local and indigenous flavors from across the country. For this the state curriculum framework can be developed and then fed into the national curriculum framework, one of the two officials said.
“Therefore, the State Council for Research and Training (SCERT) will have to come up with four NCFs or four divisions of the NCF, focusing on four broad areas from early childhood to adult education.” .
An email query went unanswered to NCERT director Shridhar Srivastava seeking details on the timeline, the role of SCERTO and whether NCERT has the right to create curriculum for teacher education.
Modules for teacher education have so far been formulated by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).
Another official said the NCERT would form 20 groups to develop position papers on key issues, while the SCERT would form committees to run the work.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had hinted last September that NEP would be launched in 2022. “In 203, when India celebrates the 75th anniversary of its independence, all students should learn according to the direction and provisions of the new policy. That is the collective responsibility, ”Modi said.
The new NEP was passed by the Union Cabinet in July 2020. The policy redefines the school system by replacing the existing 10 + 2 model with the 5 + 3 + 3 + 4 formula. Apart from that, Class-10 and Class-12 board examinations will be ‘low’ and under the new system, will be held more than once a year. — Students in the age group will participate in the basic phase, 8-11 years for elementary school, 11-14 years for middle school and 14-18 years for secondary education.
Vocational education will also be a part of the Class 6 curriculum and 10-day internships will be introduced in schools. It also removes the rigorous curriculum structure for science and arts streams, curricula and extraordinary activities, and emphasizes the need to track students’ study results.
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