Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicEducation policy

Topic: education policy

Phase out English intelligently. But prepare Indian languages for the difficult task first

Thanks to English, we have produced an elite that is culturally illiterate and devoid of creativity.

From counting 1-10 to telling time, what Modi govt says your kids should learn from age 5 to 9

In accordance with the Samagra Shiksha scheme, Union govt has sent all states updated roadmap with different learning outcomes for students of this age group, and ways to achieve them.

Why do more and more girls in South India study longer in schools? Hint-menstrual hygiene

In 'South vs North: India's Great Divide', Nilakantan RS writes about where the north and south states of India in comparison to each other across parameters.

India is seeing its worst ‘edu-cide’. First survey after Covid shows

The education gap in India only seems to be widening, and lockdown-induced school closure has only made matters worse.

India’s ed-tech is a predatory market. Modi govt can learn from UK, US

Companies like Byju’s, Unacademy might have adopted a ‘code of conduct’ to ward off regulation, but Modi govt must still fill digital governance gaps.

SubscriberWrites: National Education Policy visionary on paper, but ignores basic needs of the sector

Raunak Bardia compares the NEP to the 1992 National Policy on Education and notes that both policies have vague goals with no action plan.

Centre releases guidelines for development of e-content for children with disabilities

Under the guidelines approved by education ministry, e-Content for CwDs should be developed based on 4 principles —perceivable, operable, understandable and robust.

Preschool for 3-6 yr-olds will be part of formal education from 2021, says Nishank

Nishank was answering questions on the new NEP, which aims to change the 10+2 education system by including pre-school education in the formal school system.

Chhattisgarh could soon make a law to give parents say in fee hike decisions of pvt schools

Chhattisgarh is planning to bring in a new law to regulate fees in private schools, under which parents will be part of panels to oversee school issues.

Why 75% of India’s disabled kids never attend a school in their lifetime

Laws on education in India have neglected equal preparedness of three key stakeholders when it comes to inclusive learning for children with disabilities.

On Camera

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.