List of positive news from Indian schools this year (indicative image)
Year 2022: From new curriculum frameworks to bag-free days, here’s a list of positive developments in schools this academic year.
After a nearly two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools and educational institutions returned to full capacity and splendor in 2022. In India, the school systems saw a significant change not only in the attitude of the students but also in their ability to adapt to continuous developments.
From new curriculum frameworks to bag-free days, here’s a list of positive developments in schools this academic year:
LGBTQIA+ Friendly Curriculum
The Tamil Nadu government is committed to enacting rules to protect the rights of members of the LGBTQIA+ community in educational institutions. These guidelines will be announced and implemented by the end of December 2022. The state has also stated that topics such as gender identity, gender expression, vulnerability and health issues, among others, will be included in the Teacher Training content and curriculum. to increase students’ awareness.
Tomorrow is the government’s weekly ‘bag free day’
To ease the pressure on students, the Bihar government has planned to implement ‘bag-free day’ regulations in schools, as well as a mandated play period at least once a week. Following the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, this day will be. dedicated to practical and experiential learning. The State aims to incorporate athletics into the educational curriculum.
Mumbai schools support gender inclusiveness
Celebrating pride month in June 2022, Aditya Birla World Academy (ABWA) Mumbai introduced gender-neutral uniforms where students regardless of their birth gender can choose between trousers or ‘skorts’ (a hybrid of skirt and shorts) as their uniform, provided so the desire The Rainbow club, an LGBTQIA+ support group led by student groups and faculty, pushed the notion of a gender-neutral uniform. Aside from uniforms, gender inclusivity was kept to a minimum, ditching the traditional greeting that recognizes ladies and gentlemen and instead using a more neutral “hello everyone.”
To implement the modified National Curriculum Framework in schools
Along with the announcement of the new education policy 2020 came the redesign of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF), the document that is referred to in designing school textbooks in India. India’s revised NCF, which will emphasize the country’s roots and instill pride among students, was launched in 2022. The revised NCF would come into effect from the 2023-2024 school year.
TN will set up High-tech labs in 6th and 8th classes
The Tamil Nadu school education department will hire IT firms to set up hi-tech labs in classes 6 and 8. Today, high-tech laboratories are established in government institutes and higher secondary schools. The state department of school education will direct IT companies to acquire computer systems for the projects. Sources in the state school education department told IANS that each hi-tech lab would be equipped with 10 computer systems, a projector with mounting kit, web cameras, LAN connectivity with 1 TB hard disk capacity every year. High-tech printers, headsets and CCTV cameras will also be installed.
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