National curriculum framework for teacher education to be developed under NEP 2020: Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'
NEW DELHI: A new National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education (NCFTE) is being formulated in the country as part of the National Education Policy (NEP), Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said on Wednesday.

The new and comprehensive NCFTE is being formulated by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) in consultation with the National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT), according to the Ministry of Education.

Nishank had previously stated that the government is taking several initiatives and measures to implement the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

“The NEP 2020 was finalized after a detailed consultation process with all stakeholders including the governments of the states / UT. According to the national education policy 2020, the implementation of the guideline requires several initiatives and measures that have to be carried out synchronously and systematically by several entities,” said Pokhriyal today in a written answer at Lok Sabha.

“Accordingly, this ministry has communicated verbally and spiritually to all governments of the states / UT on the implementation of NEP 2020. The Ministry of Education is also organizing ‘ShikshakParv’ from 8 to 25 September 2020 to advise on various topics and the implementation of NEP 2020 aimed to make suggestions, “he said.

Major reforms in school education brought about by NEP 2020 include the universalization of early childhood care education (ECCE), the national mission to focus on basic literacy and basic numeracy skills, no rigid separation between art and science flows and repeal the separation between work, science and curriculum and outside of school.


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