ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Directions and Considerations

Towards a New Education Policy

There is a New Education Policy which is now being formulated by the Government of India. A discussion of these efforts in the context of past efforts at policy formulation, the continuities and discontinuities over time and then a presentation of a set of practical recommendations for current attempts at policy reform.

The efforts to formulate the New Education Policy comes at a time of introspection for the government, teachers and citizens on the status of education in the country. This needs to be foregrounded in the context of the policy formulation efforts made since the mid-1960s and the implications for the current education scenario.

In this article, we first examine the earlier processes of policy formulation, discuss the continuities and discontinuities in terms of the key provisions and then conclude with a set of practical recommendations for current policy reform efforts.

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