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

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In the Wilderness

The new National Education Policy creates problems at all levels of education.

National Education Policy: Why Education Reforms in India have Failed to Make the Grade

Poor teacher training, lack of access, and a focus on “skills” rather than learning currently plague India’s education system.

School Education

The proposed National Policy on Education 2016 has important implications with respect to school education in India. While acknowledging some of its positive features, attention must be focused on objectives of education as espoused in the policy: key amendments suggested in the Right to Education Act, 2009; position and importance of Early Childhood Care and Education and reforms proposed in the curriculum and assessment practices in schools.

Skill Training or Nipping Potential in the Bud?

The introduction of skilling programmes in government schools from the secondary level itself--as part of the Indian government's ambition to make India the "Skill Capital of the World"--will restrict young people, largely from socially underprivileged backgrounds, to low-productivity blue-collar employment in the informal sector. What is needed is not truncated education in the form of vocational training, but quality basic education for all, which will enable young people to compete for employment in the formal economy.
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