As the primary education is the foundation in developing child’s capability, the New Education Policy also needs to be analysed by looking at the role of a teacher and how it changes.
A very important decision by Modi Government During this Covid-19 pandemic.
The other salient features of the NEP 2020 are that the 10+2 board structure is dropped; Any degree course is limited to four years, while students can opt for vocational courses sixth standard onwards.
It will replace the 10+2 structure of school curricula by a 5+3+3+4 curricular structure corresponding to ages 3-8, 8-11, 11-14, and 14-18 years respectively.
CLASS SECTORS WILL BE CONSIDERED DIFFERENTLY
LKG to 5th class will be considered as Pre-school
6 to 8 will be said to be Middle school
8-11 high school
6TH STD ONWARD VOCATIONAL COURSES AVAILABLE.
Common higher education regulator to be set up; focus on mother … Sanskrit will be offered as an option at all levels of school and higher education,”
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The new Education Policy is announced and brings major changes from school to college level.Multidisciplinary, skill-based education will define the next journey of education in India.
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 thinkingIn 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.
Here is a clear statement from Ministry of Human Resource Development.The above clarification should put an end to speculations and fears about what the Modi government may do to the Indian languages.It promised to “launch a Language Translation Mission that will enable ready translation of English text in Science & Technology and humanities in any of our languages.It has proposed a National Task Force to study the status of all written and spoken languages and dialects in India besides promising to work towards revival and promotion of vulnerable or extinct dialects and languages.Thus, the Modi government is committed to catering to the regional aspirations that includes language as well.It strongly argues for the availability of high-quality science and technology books in the regional languages including the tribal languages.