July 18, 2024

Kasturirangan chairs the committee of the Ministry of Education to develop a new curriculum for schools


On Tuesday, the union’s Education Ministry formed a 12-member committee to develop new curriculums for schools, early childhood, teacher education and adults, officials said. The committee charged with developing four National Curriculum Frameworks (NCF) will be chaired by the Chairman of the National Education Policy (NEP 2020) Writing Committee chair person Kasturirangan. Mr. Kasturirangan is also a past president of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

This will be the fifth electricity forum, which will take place after a 16-year gap, and will be in accordance with the reforms outlined in the New Economic Policy, according to ministry officials. Committee members include National Institute of Education planning and management consultant Mahesh Chandra Pant President, National Book Trust, Govind Prasad Sharma; Vice chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia Najma Akhtar. Vice Chancellor of the Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh, TV Kattimani; President of IIM Jammu Milind Kamble and visiting professor at IIT Gandhinagar Michel Danino.

Jagbir Singh, chancellor of Central Punjab University, Bathinda; Manjul Bhargava, an Indian-American mathematician; NS. NS. Sridhar, trainer and social activist; Dhir Jhingran, founding director of the Language and Learning Foundation (LLF); Shankar Maruwada, co-founder and CEO of the EkStep Foundation, is also on the panel.

In accordance with the committee’s terms of reference, it will develop four national themes for school education, early childhood care and education, teacher training and adult education, focusing on all NEP-2020 recommendations related to these four areas to propose curricular reforms.

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“The committee will discuss various aspects of school education, early childhood care and education (ECCE), teacher education and adult education, focusing on all the NEP-2020 recommendations related to these four areas to propose curricular reforms.” said an official from the Ministry of Education.

NCFs are a guide to the curricular, textbooks and teaching practices of schools in India. The committee will discuss ‘position papers’ finalized by national focus groups on various aspects of the four areas with input drawn from the state curriculum frameworks.

The development of the new curricula will not be a top-down training, and consultations will take place at the district level after the states and union territories have developed their own curriculum before they are established national coordination forums, according to officials. They said the committee will also consider the implications of situations like COVID-19, as it develops the national framework.

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The official said: “The committee will also discuss the position papers that have been finalized by the national focus groups on various aspects of the four areas mentioned above. The committee will obtain input from the country’s curriculum frameworks received on the focal point’s technology platform. “

“During its meetings, the Committee may invite subject matter experts, academics, academics, etc., as appropriate, to deliberate and decide on a course of action with a view to meeting the deadlines of the FNC’s development strategy,” he added. . The committee will finalize the NCFs after incorporating input from various stakeholders, such as union states and territories, as well as at meetings of the Executive Committee and General Body (GB) of the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the Central Advisory Council. in education.

The official added: “The membership period of the National Steering Committee will be three years. The NCERT Director will assist the Senior Committee in completing its unit. The committee’s terms of reference can be extended according to requirements.”