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Aims and Objectives of Education according to NCF (2005)
The National Curriculum Framework (NCF) was issued in 2005 by the National Council of Educational Research and Training. The process for introducing NCF started in November 2004. Its chairperson was Professor Yash Pal. It was the fourth National Curriculum Framework after previously being published in 1975, 1988, and 2000. The framework provided instructions and suggestions on textbooks, syllabus and teaching techniques to be followed.
The NCF 2005 consists of 35 members. 21 National Focus Groups have been set up for strengthening curricular areas and national concerns. All academic institutes in India have the subjects by NCF 2005. The NCF 2005 comprises five chapters. The syllabus is being used in 17 states and has been translated into 22 languages.
Aims of Education according to NCF 2005
The aims of NCF 2005 are as follows:
1). Connecting education with the real world.
2). Making learning both theoretical and practical.
3). Provide policies and principles for development of the educational system.
4). Helping in the character formulation and overall development of children enabling them to use their full potential.
5). Make education career based to help individuals be prepared for the future.
6). Preparing children to meet the future needs of the country and contributing to its development.
7). Making education equal for all irrespective of caste, creed, colour, sex, religion, etc and giving opportunities to everyone.
Objectives of Education according to NCF 2005
The objectives of education as per NCF 2005 are:
1). Make education compulsory and free from 6 to 14 years of age for every child.
2). Provide instructions and suggestions on textbooks, syllabus and teaching techniques to be followed.
3). Promote patriotism and unity for the nation among the children.
4). Strengthening national education and promoting national progress.
5). Foster moral and ethical values to the children for the welfare of the society.
6). Recognizing one’s mother tongue as well as being fluent in English.
7). Making education equal for all and giving opportunities to everyone.
8). Cultivate socialism, secularism and democracy in children.
The National Curriculum Framework 2005 has been of great importance in the field of education in India. The framework has brought modern changes in the Indian education system. It is helpful in building unity and spreading equality among the citizens of the nation. The guidelines provided by it have made the education system effective in India.