The Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India and Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE and L) have planned to solicit the views of various stakeholders through a survey online public consultation, which will help gather very useful and crucial inputs for the formulation of the National Curriculum Framework and subsequently the design of curricula, textbooks and other educational materials.
All stakeholders including teachers, principals, school leaders, educators, parents, students, community members, NGOs, experts, public representatives, artists , artisans, farmers and anyone interested in school education and teacher training are invited to participate in this online survey being conducted in 23 languages, including the languages placed in Schedule VIII of our Constitution.
The Government of India announced the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 on July 29, 2020, which recommends improving the quality of the education system through the development of a National Curriculum Framework (NCF). The National Curriculum Framework process was initiated by the establishment of District Advisory Committees, State Focus Groups and the State Steering Committee. National Focus Groups and National Steering Committee, among others.
A technological platform – website and mobile application has been developed for the execution of large-scale and paperless works. Using the bottom-up approach, district-level consultations, mobile app-based surveys, state-level consultations through state focus groups and the state steering committee have been carried out by States and UTs to reach out to stakeholders such as parents, Anganwadi workers, teachers, teachers. educators, students, among others. at the local level and collect their views and opinions on the future of school education, early childhood care and education, teacher training and adult education.
At the national level, the National Focus Groups and the National Steering Committee have also been engaged to deliberate on various issues and concerns, including interaction with various ministries, autonomous bodies, NGOs, businesses, philanthropic agencies, etc. to collect and collate valuable inputs for the formulation. of the NCF. A Terms of Reference document for the formulation of the NQF has been developed to guide stakeholders in the process.
Furthermore, given the diversity of the country, to provide an opportunity for every stakeholder, whether or not they are parents, teachers or students, who are willing to participate in the transformation of the education system in India, by sharing points of view on common concerns related to education, is the need of the hour. These multiple and diverse opinions are likely to provide a practical roadmap for the smooth implementation of the NEP 2020 vision.
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