Since the government has made it amply clear that interests of all languages will be taken care of, there is scope in public discourse for exploration of other important proposals in the draft National Education Policy (NEP).
Arguing that most Anganwadis have remained relatively light on the educational aspects of ECCE, the Policy suggests that ECCE be included as an integral part of the RTE Act.
The draft says- “The school and classroom curriculum and schedules for Grades 1-5 will be redesigned to focus on foundational literacy and numeracy, and to build a love for reading and mathematics among students.” How is the draft policy aiming to achieve this?
Weekly fun puzzle-solving sessions that naturally inculcate logical and mathematical thinking
In a fresh breeze and keeping abreast with the global standards, the draft says, “In particular, there should be no extra-curricular and co-curricular activities; all such activities must also be considered curricular.” It further says, “Students will be given an increased flexibility and choice of subjects to study, particularly in secondary school – including subjects in physical education, the arts, and vocational crafts – so that they may be free to design their own paths of study and life plans.”
This is how the draft NEP proposes to prepare the young generation for career and source of livelihood.