17 October 2019 | Source: Oswaal Books Editorial Board
In its latest move, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is planning to review the 14-year-old National Curriculum Framework (NCF) in accordance with a new national education policy (NEP) and set up a committee for the purpose.
The council is soon going to announce a committee by the end of this month which will revisit the NCF to bring it on lines of the new education policy.
The NCF has been revised four times so far — in 1975, 1988, 2000 and 2005. The new proposed revision will be the fifth of the framework.
"We are just waiting for the new education policy to be finalised and a committee for reviewing the NCF will be announced by month-end. The committee, however, will keep NEP as the base of revision. Ultimately the textbooks will be revised as per the new framework," Senapaty told PTI.
The council is also planning to undertake a survey in six blocks to analyse the quality of primary education available and the areas that need change and corrections.
NCERT textbooks revision has also been recommended in the new education policy draft. It has been advised that the textbooks should contain only the essential core material in each subject, keeping in mind a constructivist, discovery-based, analysis-based, engaging, and enjoyable style of learning.