Monthly Newsletter | May 2022 | Volume 36
We are glad to present to you the May edition of the School 360 newsletter.
Earlier this year, schools across India reopened for physical classes after a significant decline in covid-19 cases. However, after the pandemic, schools are now battling the scorching heat waves sweeping the country. With the temperatures rising, many states and union territories (UTs) have declared early summer vacations in schools to provide relief to students. But with a view to compensate for the loss in learning due to covid-19 induced closure of schools, many states and UTs are also cutting short the summer vacations this year. Union Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan recently released ‘mandate document’ for the National Curriculum Framework (NCF). He described NEP (National Education Policy) as the philosophy, NCF as the pathway, and the ‘mandate document’ as the constitution to champion the changing demands of the 21stcentury and positively impact the future. He hailed it as a step towards decolonization of the Indian education system.
In this edition, we have covered these topics: CBSE Rationalizes Syllabus; Supreme court: Children Should Not be Sent to school at a Very Young Age; MoU Signed between Education Department and Infosys; NCF Mandate Document Released by the Union Education Minister; Safety Audits to be Conducted by School Education Department Secretaries of all States and UTs: NCPCR; SC: Court Cannot be an Expert in the Field of Education.
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During the hearing of an appeal, the Supreme Court observed that in the interest of their psychological health, children should not be sent to school at a very early age. The appeal was filed by a ...
Taking forward its programme on digital literacy, the Maharashtra government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Infosys, an IT major. Varsha Gaikwad, the state education minister, met ...
The Union Education Minister released the ‘Mandate Document’ for the development of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF)’ recently at a function held at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
The NCF is central to the implementation of the National Education Policy 2020, and its development is being guided by a national steering committee along with the NCERT. The NCF is being developed to cover four main aspects – for school education (NCFSE), for early childhood care and education (NCFECCE), for teacher education (NCFTE), and for adult education (NCFAE).
The ‘mandate document’ guides the development of the NCF, and some of its important characteristics, as listed in the document, are –
Defining the process of development and characteristics of the NCF
Providing clear and specific guidelines for the NCF to the vision and approach of NEP2020
Setting the mec...
Orders regarding the safety of school children have been sent by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to all schools. The Commissio...
In a recent Supreme Court observation, a bench of Justices MR Shah and BV Nagarathna said that in the field of education, the court of law cannot normally ac...