The direction that the National Curriculum Framework needs to take

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  • July 23, 2021
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The direction that the National Curriculum Framework needs to take

NCERT has tasked the State Councils of Educational Research and Training (SCERTs) to develop four State Curriculum Frameworks (SCFs). They pertain to 

  • School Education
  • Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
  • Teacher Education (TE) 
  • Adult Education (AE)

The draft SCFs will feed into formulating the National Curriculum Frameworks, or NCFs, and the final version of the NCFs will be used as guiding documents to finalise the SCFs. 

  • NCERT will provide support to the SCERTs in terms of guidance, training of personnel, and technology platforms to develop these documents.
  • NCERTs will also provide e-templates & survey questionnaires to conduct surveys among various stakeholders. This ensures that board views from all sections of the population are taken in consideration while drafting SCFs & NCFs

NCERT has to be cautious of the following while deliberating & drafting on NCF 

  • The purpose of surveys on public opinion is to create a consensus on basic values, and the vision and the direction our education system should take. 
  • The data collected by NCERT should be analysed in a rigorous manner to make proper sense of gathered public opinion. 
  • Data needs to be analysed and organised in the light of the vision of the individual, society, and education inherent in the democratic ideal
  • There has to be logical derivation of educational aims from the vision of society, curricular objectives from the aims, and content from the objectives are starkly clear. 
  • Final NCF should be aligned with overall framework of values and future direction, current issues and problems of the education system, and public opinion. 

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