A New Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education (NCFTE) has been formulated in the country under the new National Education Policy. The Union Education Minister while speaking about the new framework stated that the new and comprehensive NCFTE will be formulated by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) in consultation with the (NCERT) - National Council for Educational Research and Training.
Implementation of National Education Policy
The education minister had earlier stated that the government will take multiple initiatives and actions from the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, the Union Education Minister stated that the NEP 2020 has been finalized after a detailed consultation process with all the stakeholders which includes the state or Union Territory Governments, and as per the NEP the implementation of the policy requires multiple initiatives and actions which will be taken by multiple bodies in a systematic manner.
State and Union Territory Governments asked to implement NEP
He further pointed out that the ministry has communicated to all the states and union territory governments for implementing the new NEP in letter and spirit. The ministry will also be conducting the ‘Shikshak Parv’ from September 8 to 25, 2020, to decide on the different themes and implementation of NEP 2020 aimed to draw firth suggestions.
Reforms of New NEP
Some of the major reforms brought in school education by the NEP 2020 include the universalization of Early Childhood Care Education (ECCE), National Mission to focus on basic literacy and basic nursery. There will be no separation between arts and science streams, vocational and academic and curricular and extra-curricular.