28 September, 2020

The Big Debate On National Education Policy: Politicians To Academics Answer Six Big Questions

The overhaul of the National Education Policy follows the pattern of ayes and nays that shadows government decisions

The Big Debate On National Education Policy: Politicians To Academics Answer Six Big Questions
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2020-08-08T12:30:04+05:30

What Will a Switch from 10+2 to 5+3+3+4 in Schooling Mean?

M.M. Pallam Raju: If a five-year foundational stage is followed by a three-year preparatory stage, it is implicative that the vision of the foundational stage is not gelling with the preparatory stage. If grades 1 and 2 are part of the foundational stage and located in an Anganwadi, then who would be teaching in grades 1 and 2? Also, when there is no acknowledgement or mention of an extension of the RTE act, covering children in the age group 3-18, then the meaning of universalisation of school education becomes ambiguous.

Anil Sadgopal: The 10+2 structure emerged organically after decades of experience with school systems in the country and was accepted in the NEP 1968. Preceded by three years of pre-primary stage, the first 10 years of school education comprise primary school of five years, middle school of three years and secondary stage of two years, followed by the plus-two senior secondary stage (classes 11-12). The logic put forth by NEP 2020 to merge...

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