Ministry of Education to solicit views on National Curriculum Framework

The Ministry of Education invites people to give their views on the NCF

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The Ministry of Education plans to seek public input on the development of a National Curriculum Framework (NCF) in the National Education Policy 2022 via an online public consultation survey, a informed the ministry on Sunday.
On July 29, 2020, the Union Government had announced the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which recommended that the quality of the education system could be improved through the development of a National Curriculum Framework (NCF) .

“Given the diversity of the country, to provide an opportunity for every stakeholder, whether or not they are a parent, teacher or 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. These multiple and diverse viewpoints are likely to provide a practical roadmap for the smooth implementation of the national education policy vision. Education (NEP) 2020,” the ministry said.

The above stakeholders include teachers, school principals, head teachers, educators, parents, students, community members, NGOs, experts, public representatives, artists, artisans, farmers and anyone interested in school education and teacher training. was invited to participate in this online survey conducted in 23 languages, including those placed in the Eighth Schedule of our Constitution.

“It is against this background that the Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE&L) of the Ministry of Education, Government of India has planned to solicit the views of various stakeholders through a online public consultation survey, which will help gather very useful and crucial contributions to the formulation of the National Curriculum Framework and the subsequent design of the curriculum, textbooks and other teaching materials,” he said. added.

The ministry further said that a technology platform for the website and mobile app has been developed for large-scale and paperless execution of the works.

“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 were carried out by States and UTs to reach out to stakeholders like parents, workers, teachers, teacher trainers, students, etc. of Anganwadi at the local level and gather their views and opinions on the future of school education, early childhood care and education, teacher training and adult education” , he added.

According to the ministry, the national focus groups and the national steering committee have also been engaged at the national level to deliberate on various issues and concerns, including interaction with various ministries, autonomous bodies, NGOs, businesses, philanthropic agencies, etc. and gather valuable inputs for the formulation of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF).

“A terms of reference document for the formulation of the NCF has been developed to guide stakeholders in the process,” he said.

The FNC process was initiated by the formation of the District Consultation Committees, State Focus Groups, State Steering Committee, National Focus Groups, and National Steering Committee.