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Elementary Education in India – A Socio-Cultural Perspective 1 – Elementary Education in India A Retrospective

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Contents covered in this part of the PDF book under Elementary Education in India – A Socio-Cultural Perspective 1 – Elementary Education in India A Retrospective

Unit 1 Indian Education System –I

  • 1.0 Introduction
  • 1.1 Learning Objectives
  • 1.2 Ancient Indian Education- A brief overview
  • 1.2.1 Concept of ‘Guru’ of the yore.
  • 1.2.2 Role and responsibilities of Guru
  • 1.2.3 Professional teacher of today
  • 1.2.4 Characteristics, roles and responsibilities of teacher
  • 1.3 Genesis of the Indian Education Today: Pre-independence period
  • 1.3.1 Macaulay’s Minute
  • 1.3.2 Wood’s Dispatch
  • 1.3.3 Hunter Commission
  • 1.3.4 Universities Commission
  • 1.3.5 The Sadler Commission
  • 1.3.6 The Hartog Committee
  • 1.3.7 The Sapru Committee
  • 1.3.8 The Abbot-Wood Report
  • 1.3.9 Zakir Hussain Committee’s Report
  • 1.3.10 Sergeant Report
  • 1.4 Let Us Sum Up
  • 1.5 Suggested Readings & References
  • 1.6 Unit-End Exercises

Unit 2 Indian Education System –II

  • 2.0 Introduction
  • 2.1 Learning Objectives
  • 2.2 Recommendations of Education Commissions / Committees in post independent India
  • 2.2.1 Radhakrishnan Commission (1948-49)
  • 2.2.2 Mudaliyar Commission (1952)
  • 2.2.3 National Committee on Women’s Education,1958: Durgabai Deshmukh Committee
  • 2.2.4 Kothari Commission (1964-66)
  • 2.2.5 Yashpal Committee (1992)
  • 2.3 National Policies on Education (NPEs)
  • 2.3.1 NPE-1968
  • 2.3.2 NPE-1986
  • 2.3.3 Concerns of Elementary Education
  • 2.4 Structure of Elementary Education of Eight Years.
  • 2.5 School Curriculum Framework
  • 2.5.1 National Curriculum Framework (NCF), 2005
  • 2.5.2 Implications for Elementary School Curriculum
  • 2.6 Let Us Sum Up
  • 2.7 Suggested Readings & References
  • 2.8 Unit-End Exercises

Unit 3 Education as a Fundamental Right

  • 3.0 Introduction
  • 3.1 Learning Objectives
  • 3.2 Concept and Need of Universalization of Elementary Education
  • 3.2.1 Article 45 of the constitution of India
  • 3.2.2 Reasons for non-achievement of goals of UEE
  • 3.2.3 86th Constitutional Amendment
  • 3.2.4 Right to education Act (RTE), 2009
  • 3.2.5 Rights of the Child
  • 3.3 Roles and Responsibilities of Teacher
  • 3.4 School Governance and Management
  • 3.5 Curriculum and Evaluation Imperatives
  • 3.6 Rules of the RTE Act, 2009
  • 3.6.1 Preliminary
  • 3.6.2 Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education
  • 3.6.3 Duties of the State Government
  • 3.6.4 Maintenance of Records
  • 3.6.5 Responsibilities of Schools and Teachers
  • 3.6.6 School Management Committee
  • 3.6.7 Teachers
  • 3.6.8 Curriculum and Completion of Elementary Education
  • 3.6.9 Protection of Rights of Children.
  • 3.7 Let Us Sum Up
  • 3.8 Suggested Readings & References
  • 3.9 Unit-End Exercises

Unit 4 Organization Structure for UEE

  • 4.0 Introduction
  • 4.1 Learning Objectives
  • 4.2 Organisational Structure of Elementary Education at National Level NCERT
  • 4.2.1 Role of NCERT
  • 4.2.2 Functions of NCERT
  • 4.3 Organisational Structure of Elementary Education at State Level
  • 4.3.1 SCERT
  • 4.3.2 SIEMAT
  • 4.4 Organisational Structure of Elementary Education at District Level – DIETs
  • 4.4.1 Role of DIET
  • 4.4.2 Functions of DIET
  • 4.5 Organisational Structure of Elementary Education at Block Level – BRCs
  • 4.5.1 Role and Functions of BRCs
  • 4.6 Organisational Structure of Elementary Education at Cluster Level – CRCs
  • 4.6.1 Role of CRCs
  • 4.6.2 Functions of CRCs
  • 4.7 Let Us Sum Up
  • 4.8 Glossary/Abbreviations
  • 4.9 Suggested Readings and References
  • 4.10 Unit-End Exercises

This study material was originally published on the National Institute of Open Schooling – NIOS website as part of the study material for the Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) programme.


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