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World Bank’s STARS project

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  • November 18, 2021
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World Bank’s STARS project

Part of: Prelims and GS-II – Education 

Context Performance of World Bank aided project STARS was reviewed recently.

What is STARS?

  • STARS stands for Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States Program (STARS).
  • It is a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme
  • Ministry: Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education.
  • Objective: To improve the quality and governance of school education in six Indian states.
  • Six states are– Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Rajasthan.
  • Beneficiaries: Some 250 million students (between the age of 6 and 17) in 1.5 million schools, and over 10 million teachers will benefit from the program.

Reform initiatives under the project include

  • Focusing more directly on the delivery of education services by providing customized local-level solutions.
  • Addressing demands from stakeholders, especially parents, for greater accountability; giving special attention to students from vulnerable section.
  • Equipping teachers to manage this transformation.
  • Recognizing that teachers are central to achieving better learning outcomes.
  • Investing more in developing India’s human capital needs by strengthening foundational learning for children.

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