SCERT adopts framework of ‘deshbhakti’ curriculum
New Delhi: The Governing Council of State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) of Delhi has adopted the framework of ‘deshbhakti’ curriculum on Friday.
The curriculum framework which was presented in a meeting chaired by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, is based on the recommendations of the ‘deshbhakti’ curriculum committee formed by Delhi government.
“The committee chaired by Dr. Renu Bhatia, Principal, Sarvodaya Kanya Vidhyalaya Moti Bagh and Sharda Kumari, former Principal, DIET R.K Puram made its recommendations based on wide consultations with students, teachers, parents, educators, civil society organisations and extensive literature review,” the Delhi government said in a statement.
The announcement of ‘deshbhakti’ curriculum was announced during the annual budget session of the Delhi assembly in March this year, aiming to create patriotism and nationhood among the children studying in Delhi government schools.
Talking about the vision of the curriculum, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said: “It is imperative that we bridge the gap between values and actions, and ensure that constitutional ideals of equality, fraternity and justice are practiced by children in their everyday lives.”
The framework states three primary goals that the curriculum will foster among students — love and pride for the nation, awareness of one’s responsibilities and duties, and commitment to make sacrifices for the country.
“The pedagogical discourse of the curriculum has been based on the guiding principles of the national curriculum framework 2005 and follows child-centric and critical pedagogies. It focuses on connecting to children’s lives outside of school instead of being confined to textbooks and conventional assessment,” Sisodia said.
The ‘deshbhakti’ curriculum will be implemented in all Delhi government schools from the current academic session.