Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

Key education reforms panel may push widening of RTE to nursery, high school

A key panel of India’s apex education reforms body is likely to recommend bringing pre-school and classes nine and 10 within the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, thereby expanding the range of free education for children across India, members of the panel said on Saturday. Currently, the landmark law applies to children between six and 14 years of age studying in Classes 1 to 8. The sub-committee of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) will meet on January 11 to finalise its recommendation before sending the…

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No guidelines on what to teach in Delhi’s nursery schools

No guidelines on what to teach in Delhi’s nursery schools

A three-year-old child in nursery could be learning to identify alphabets, typing on computers, and significance of national holidays, depending on which school she is enrolled in. Pre-primary education in the national capital is unregulated due to which there is no set curriculum for nursery. This gives schools a free hand to prepare their curriculum. Most schools said students are taught about concepts through activities. For instance, oral counting is taught through poems, play and flash cards among others. “Students identify numbers when they associate it with objects. One of…

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