A one day National Meeting on CCE and Regulatory Framework in Education was organised by National Coalition for Education (NCE), India on 27th February, 2018 at Vishwa Yuvak Kendra, New Delhi.
Session-1: Enforcement of Regulations and Accountability of Private Schools-
The proportion of private schools rose from 19.49% in 2007-08 to 23.08% in 2015-16. Around the same period, the share of enrolment of children between the ages of 6-14 in private schools rose from 19.3% to 30.8%. These figures show significant variation among states. There are several examples where private schools charges immense high fee to parents, recruit untrained teachers, unavailability of adequate infrastructure, unsafe school premises etc. The Right to Education Act, 2009, lays down norms and standards for private schools, including infrastructure norms, minimum teacher qualifications, pupil-teacher ratios and curricular standards and many others. Regulation of private schools, particularly private education providers at elementary education-level becomes important to monitor as per the RtE norms in order to ensure quality education. Thus NCE conducted a research study on the enforcement of Regulations and Accountability of Private Schools in India.
Session-2: Arbitrary Implementation of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)
CCE is a mandatory requirement under RTE which is to be implemented in true spirit. In implementing CCE, the role of teachers becomes central. The CCE module (developed by CBSE) has hamper the quality of education as teachers could not spend enough time in teaching children.Teachers are largely engaged in compiling the data and keeping the records of children’s test results rather than integrating assessment with the teaching-learning process as an essential component of CCE.
Under this pretext National Coalition for Education organised meeting with teachers’ union and academicians to share the research findings and discuss on the implementation of CCE. NCE also intended to come up with position paper and submit it to member of parliamentarians.