ERIC Number: ED060244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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National Policy on Education.
Ministry of Education, New Delhi (India).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) summarizing Indian national policy on education, which is a statement of recommendations to the Indian parliament based on the findings of the Education Commission (1964-66). It states that a radical reconstruction of education is essential for the economic and cultural development of the country, for national integration, and for realizing the ideal of a socialist pattern of society. Among the recommendations are: free and compulsory education for all children up to 14; status for the teacher in society; development of Indian languages and literatures; equalization of educational opportunity; work experience and national service; priority to science education; emphasis on agricultural and industrial skills; encouragement of textbook writers; reform of examination content and procedures; extension of higher educational opportunities; Proper space planning in educational facilities; encouragement of correspondence and part time education; liquidation of mass illiteracy; development of athletic programs; promotion of minority educational programs; uniformity of educational organization throughout the nation; increase of national budget for education to 6%. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Administrative Organization, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Agricultural Education, Athletics, Correspondence Study, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Illiteracy, Planning, Science Education, Skill Development
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education, New Delhi (India).
Identifiers - Location: India