Some Constitutional Battles in the Field of Education

Section B 44 In the last 65 years, the field of education has seen several pitched constitutional battles. Below are some of the key issues and the leading cases in a number of areas within the field of education.

1. The Right to Education


Often one hears a challenge disguised as a query: what use is a National Curriculum Framework (NCF)? The challenges that emerge in the further dialogue depend on how reasonable, concerned or radical the challenger wants to pose himself/ herself to be. Some of them are: Our country is so vast and varied in cultural and natural environment that no single scheme of education can ever hope to be suitable for all. A supposed to be fundamental principle is often quoted in this regard is ‘one size does not fit all’.

In the 1st part, we shared Prof Ramanujam Meganathan's wonderful posters on English Language Teaching that address the art & craft (and the challenges) of helping the learners acquire English.

Prof Ramanujam Meganathan from the Department of Education in Languages, NCERT shares these wonderful posters on English Language Teaching, the ones that you can hang in your staff room as a reminder. These posters address the art & craft (and the challenges) of helping the learners acquire English.

Here is Munnabhai speaking on today's schools. While the screenshots are from the movie Lage Raho Munnabhai, the resource has been scripted by Rajkishore. 

 Note: The views expressed here are those of the author.

The National Curriculum Framework 2005 has stated that “fertile and robust education is always created, rooted in the physical and cultural soil of the child, and nourished through interaction with parents, teachers, fellow students and the community.” However, there can be various forms of community involvement in schools. Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education, 2009 (RTE Act) is a legislation which seeks to provide quality education for all children in the age group of 6-14 years.

Here is a short discussion on parabola and ellipse.

Here is a clip on Archimedes' Principle. Vignan Prasar & IISER, Pune present Prof Pierre Fontes who through kitchen, toys and day to day materials deconstructs the aura of science for school teachers. 

Here is another clip on atmospheric pressure. Also watch the part 1 by clicking here


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