Persisting gap between policies and practice

Ramachandran, Vimala (2018) Persisting gap between policies and practice. Learning Curve (30). pp. 3-7.

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If we are to study government policies and important education commission reports since 1950 – what strikes us is the list of policy recommendations that been repeated over and over again. Here are a few that has been reiterated in almost every policy statement:Introduce flexible school timings and region- specific school calendar –– especially in tribal areas. Create a pool of teachers from the tribal communities and encourage more people to become teachers... (Kothari Commission 1968, NPE 1986, Bhuria 1 and Debar Commissions 2 on Tribal areas); in particular tribal commissions specifically recommended that the government “pay special attention to pedagogical and linguistic aspects of tribal education, focused programme to develop and train teachers in the tribal areas, provide mid-day meals, clothing and books and most importantly calibrate the school calendar to suit the social rhythm of tribal communities... (Tribal Commission 1961)”

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Ramachandran, Vimala
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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