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Ministry of Education launches online public inquiry for curriculum review

The Ministry of Education launched an online public survey on July 3 to seek input from stakeholders to broaden the scope of consultations on the formulation of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF), on the basis of which new textbooks schools will be prepared. It will set the guidelines for the school curriculum.

The official release

The ministry, in its statement, said that all stakeholders, including teachers, principals, headteachers, educators, parents, students, community members, NGOs, experts, public representatives, artists, artisans, farmers and anyone with an interest in school education and teacher training are invited to participate in this online survey which is conducted in 23 languages. It includes all the languages ​​listed in Annex VIII of the Constitution.

The ministry added that given India’s diversity, it wants to include all stakeholders, whether or not they are a parent, teacher or student who wants to participate in the transformation of the education system in India.

What is the survey about?

The online survey consists of 10 multiple choice questions that solicit views from stakeholders on class 12 and 10 board exams, learning outcomes, learning loss due to the covid pandemic -19 and the need to emphasize environmental awareness in the program and stress. student management.

Anyone willing to contribute to the NCF review can do so through the ncfsurvey.ncert.gov.in portal. , the ministry announced.

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 recommended the development of FNCs in the areas of early childhood care and education, school education, teacher training and adult education . The NCF includes the National Curriculum Framework for School Education (NCFSE), the National Curriculum Framework for Early Childhood Care & Education (NCFECCE), the National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education (NCFTE), and the National Curriculum Framework for Adult Education (NCFAE).

NCF reviews have a history of causing controversy. Recently NCERT had dropped parts on 2002 Gujarat Riots, Emergency, Cold War, Naxalite Movement and Mughal Courts. The changes also included the deletion of chapters such as “Democracy and Diversity” and “The Challenges of Democracy”, among others. These had led to huge debates across the country, as Times Now reports.

The NCERT, in its defense, had stated that the NCF for the school curriculum is updated after reviewing the assessment submitted by experts who conduct field research. However, with the latest survey, the government wants to involve as many actors as possible to improve the education system. How successful it turns out, only time will tell.

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