How to improve teachers' dignity: NCERT survey asks crucial questions
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New Delhi: How to improve the dignity of teachers in the country and make education futuristic and skill oriented are among the few questions being asked by the NCERT in its digital survey to develop school education’s curriculum framework.

The Digital Survey for National Curriculum (DiSaNC) is being conducted by the education ministry and the National Council of Education and Research Training (NCERT) as part of the public consultation process for the formulation of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF).

“Based on the recommendation of NEP-2020, the process for formulation of NCF is being undertaken adopting a paperless and bottom up approach. All stakeholders should join this massive and intensive public consultation process and contribute for the formulation of the framework. They must share your valuable suggestions by filling up the survey, because every input counts,” a senior NCRT official said.

There are total 10 questions in the survey and each of them has five options.

The other questions are pertaining to the people’s opinion on values that need to be imbibed in children in the course of school education, languages they should learn from class 1 onwards and parents’ envision of teachers’ role in the holistic development of children.

It has also sought the stakeholders’ opinion on subject areas children need to study in classes 6 to 8 (secondary stage) and classes 3 to 5 (preparatory stage) besides their take on the focus of learning by children in the age group of 3-8 years (Foundational Stage).

“The development of National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for School Education is a huge consultative exercise, not limited in any way, to the national level. In fact, for the first time, it is based on a bottom-up and paperless approach, rather than a top down approach,” a senior NCERT official said.

“Each state has set up 25 State Focus Groups with its own set of experts on key areas, such as pedagogy, assessment, environmental studies, inclusion, knowledge of India, various disciplines like language, social sciences, science, mathematics, and technology,” he added.

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