On Sunday, the Ministry of Education announced plans to conduct an online public consultation poll to solicit opinions from the general public about the creation of a National Curriculum Framework (NCF) in the National Education Policy 2022.
The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, released by the Union government on July 29, 2020, suggested that the creation of a National Curriculum Framework will help to raise the caliber of the educational system (NCF).
“Given the diversity in the country, providing an opportunity to every stakeholder, who may or may not be a parent or a teacher or a student and willing to participate in the transformation of the education system in India, by sharing views on common concerns related to education, is the need of the hour. Such multiple and diverse views are likely to provide a practical road map for the smooth implementation of the vision of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020,” the Ministry said.
The participants in this online survey, which is being conducted in 23 languages, including those listed in the Eighth Schedule of our Constitution, include teachers, headmasters/principals, school leaders, educationists, parents, students, community members, NGOs, experts, public representatives, artists, artisans, farmers, and anyone else with an interest in school education and teacher education.
“It is in this context that the Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE&L), Ministry of Education, Government of India has planned to invite views of various stakeholders through an online public consultation survey, which will be instrumental in collating very useful and crucial inputs for the formulation of National Curriculum Framework and also subsequently designing the syllabus, textbooks, and other instructional materials” it added.
The ministry added that a digital framework for the website and mobile application has been created to enable the efficient and paperless execution of the operation at scale.
“Using the bottom-up approach, district-level consultations, mobile app-based surveys, and state-level consultations through the State Focus Groups and State Steering Committee have been conducted by the States and UTs to reach out to the stakeholders like parents, Anganwadi workers, teachers, teacher educators, students, etc. at the grassroots level and collect their views and opinion about the future of school education, early childhood care, and education, teacher education and adult education,” it added.
(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper’s PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)