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Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
3) Discuss the key provisions of the draft new education policy and throw light on the status of its implementation.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article provides for in-depth analysis of the possibilities, and gaps, in the draft new education policy. The draft of New National Education Policy has been recently submitted by the Committee led by the Chairman Dr. Kasturirangan on education policy.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the key policies of the New draft education policy and discuss upon its status of implementation.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Begin with brief on the current education scenario in the country using some facts and recent statistics.
Discussion should include the following:
Explain that the draft Policy provides for reforms at all levels of education from school to higher education. It seeks to increase the focus on early childhood care, reform the current exam system, strengthen teacher training, and restructure the education regulatory framework. It also seeks to set up a National Education Commission, increase public investment in education, strengthen the use of technology and increase focus on vocational and adult education, among others.
Then discuss its status of implementation and what more needs to be done.
Conclude with way forward.