Is the right to Education Act 2009 successful making the elementary education in India effective?
In spite of making the right to education as a basic right the achievement towards it is facing loggerheads. Provisions of no detention policy and also the comprehensive evaluation system which doesn’t fit into the elementary education of India is actually making the concept described under the RTI invalid. No detention policy is defined as follows
“No-detention policy” is the idea of automatic promotion to the next class irrespective of
what the child has learned. It is in effect in elementary education since 2010 in the wake of
the implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act,
continuous and comprehensive evaluation system refers to a system of school evaluation of students that covers all aspects of student development . It is a developmental process of assessment which emphasizes on two fold objectives. subject to the continuity in evaluation and assessment of broad based learning and behavioral outcomes on the other .Inter scheme term continuous is meant to emphasize that evaluation of identified aspects of students growth and development is a continuous process rather an event built into the total meaning learning process and spread over the entire span of academic session it means regularity of assessment and frequency of testing R
Recently TSR Subramanian committee was appointed in order to prove theefficacy of no detention policy. report suggested that the no detention policy should be done away with .But educationists argue that failing the students does not in ensure learning levels of the children.Right to education is very important No detention policy is facing the two important problems one being the lack of willingness and commitment towards the curriculum and two the contrary actions which are making the entire process to be ineffective and impossible. A class-wise school structure is a necessity under the RTE Act, 2009.
This class based Pass and fail system in examination should be done away with in order to improve education standard in India especially in primary and secondary education. the importance to be given on pedagogic as well as curriculum designing and then the role of the structure of school should be considered.
curriculum should be designed in such a way that it should accommodate educational aims and not popular sentimens or politica aims. Designing a curriculum like the ways like honest on the aim of education historical development process ,Culture pedagogy assessment , social conditions, the psychology of the students ,human values should be inculcated in framing a curriculum.
the national curriculum Framework 2005 has established certain standards on which the curriculum should be based.right to education is very crucial and NCF Curriculum they are
(i) A rational commitment to democracy
and democratic values
(ii) Independence of thought and action
(iii) Sensitivity to others’ well-being and
(iv) Independence in learning
(v) Ability to contribute to society in vari-
ous ways, including economic proce sses
(vi) Appreciation of beauty and art
forms or aesthetic development
But the above give only the generalized direction of what to be done. In adopting the paragraph on importance should be given on learning with understanding. Interest engagement of student mind helps to achieve the above concept .Even The inadmissibility of Rote learning should be removed. the independence of mind and action should be given to the children that he should be able to freely think express the doubts. for which a healthy , supportive and friendly relationship between the teachers and students should be essential. Student must be free to express his /her thoughts and also to reject or accept the ideas mentioned in the text this helps to build confidence among oneself. The vertical group of learners should be developed. In this systemthere is no grade points Or else the class distinction. In a given span of 5 years a particular students is expected to learn the Eligible standard to get promoted to the higher standard in this way a student take less time or more time than prescribed to complete a particular course. Indian education system on class structure that is to complete a particular curriculum during a given class period with this distinction between the class and the learning levels of children are actually hindering the process of learning . By adopting the vertical group of learners system India can actually do away with the problems it is currently facing in terms of educational attainments.