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CBSE Update


Major Initiatives of CBSE in
Recent Years

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Overview


Curriculum Design


Introduction of New Subjects


Biotechnology, Fashion Studies and
Multimedia and Web Technology


XI & XII


Disaster Management


VIII to X & XI


Education in Life Skills


VI to VIII


Environmental Education


I to IX




Curriculum Reforms


Mathematics Laboratory


Alternatives to Homework


Science through Activities


Class VI


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Overview (contd…)


Curriculum Evaluation.


School
-
based Evaluation


IX & X


Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation


I to
VIII


Internal Evaluation in Social Science


IX & X


Internal Evaluation in Mathematics


IX & X


Restructuring of Science Practical Work


IX & X


Empowerment

of

Principals

and

Orientation

of

Teachers


Enrichment Activities.


Some Initiatives in other Aspects of School
Education.


Destressing Education
.

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BEFORE WE TAKE UP THESE
INITIATIVES LET US LOOK AT
THE CURRICULAR CHANGES
MADE BY NCERT ON THE
BASIS OF NCF

-

2005

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NCERT’s Revised Curriculum


NCERT

has

revised

the

curriculum

for

various

classes

based

on

NCF

2005
.


New

syllabus

and

text

books

will

be

implemented

in

a

phased

manner

as

given

under
:


Phase

I

(
2006
-
07
)


Classes

I,

III,

VI,

IX

and

XI


Phase

II

(
2007
-
08
)


Classes

II,

IV,

VII,

X

and

XII


Phase

III

(
2008
-
09
)


Classes

V

and

VIII


NCERT

has

put

up

text

books

in

their

website
.

Their

Website

number

is


www
.
ncert
.
nic
.
in


Circular

No
.

01
/
2006
,

dated

16
.
02
.
2006

and

04
/
06
,

dated

29
.
03
.
2006

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New Subjects


Biotechnology

-
Introduced

as

elective

subject

at

Sr
.

School

in

2002
-
2003

-
Textual

Materials

&

Laboratory

Manuals

published

by

the

Board

for

both

XI

&

XII

-
Interested

schools

should

apply

on

plain

paper

to

EO

(Sc
.
)

-
Space,

funds

for

equipments

and

teacher



conditions

for

getting

permission
.

-
Teacher
:

PG

in

Biotechnology/Bio
-
chemistry

/

Genetic

Engineering/Micro

Biology/Life

Sciences

-
Teacher

training

programmes

being

conducted

at

different

centres
.


Circular

No
.

09
/
05
.
01
.
04





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New Subjects (contd…)


Fashion Studies

-
Introduced

in

class

XI

as

elective

subject

in

2004
-
2005

-
70
%

Theory

&

30
%

Practicals
.

-
Focus
:

Garment

design,

fabrics,

elements

of

fashion

and

basics

of

garment

making
.


-
Approximate

estimate

for

Lab
:

Rs
.

4
-
5

lakhs

-
Teacher

:

Graduation

with

three

year

diploma

in

Fashion

Design/Graduation

with

Diploma

in

Textile

Design/M
.
Sc

Home

Science

with

clothing

and

Textiles

with

3

years

experience

in

apparel

industry
.


Interested

schools

should

apply

on

plain

paper

giving

details

of

space

for

lab

and

willingness

to

spend

for

equipments

and

appoint

suitable

teacher

to

the

Director

(Academic)


Circular No. 12/26.02.04


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New Subjects (contd…)


Web and Multimedia Technology



Introduced in class XI in 2003
-
04



Thus

CBSE

offers

three

Computer

based

subjects
.


All

three

courses

on

par

with

other

elective

subjects
.


A

candidate

can

opt

for

either

Computer

Science

or

Informatics

Practices
.


In

addition

a

candidate

can

opt

for

Multimedia

and

Web

Technology
.


Thus

a

maximum

of

only

two

out

of

three

IT

based

course

allowed
.


Circular No. 10/16.04.03, 26/23.10.2003 and 13/11.03.2005

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New Subjects (contd…)

Education in Disaster Management


Disaster

Management

introduced

as

Frontline

Curriculum

in

class

VIII

in

2003
-
2004
.


Integrated

with

Social

Science



10
%


Course

Materials

for

class

IX

prepared

and

introduced

in

2004
-
2005
.


Class

X

material

prepared

and

introduced

in

2005
-
06


Extended

to

class

XI

as

a

component

of

Geography

from

2006
-
07
.


Hindi

Version

of

Course

Materials

released
.


Nation
-
wide

teacher

training

programmes

conducted
.


Collaboration

with

UNDPA

&

NIDM

and

Ministry

of

Home

Affairs
.


Circular

No
.

10
/
04

dated

26
.
02
.
2004
,

03
/
05
,

dated

20
.
01
.
2005


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New Subjects (contd…)


Life Skills Education

-
Introduced for class VI in 2003
-
2004.

-
Interdisciplinary in nature.

-
Evaluation

through

grades

as

Continuous

and

Comprehensive

Evaluation

only

positive

attributes

of

learners

to

be

reflected
.

-
Develops

self

awareness,

social

commitment,

eco
-
sensitivity

and

positive

adaptive

behaviour

in

children
.

-
Implemented

in

class

VII

in

2004
-
2005

and

in

class

VIII

in

2005
-
06
.

-
Course

materials

have

been

published

by

CBSE
.

-
Training

Programmes

are

being

conducted
.

Circulars

Nos
.
21
/
05
.
09
.
03
,

11
/
26
.
02
.
04
;

04
/
25
.
01
.
05


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New Subjects (contd…)


Environment

Education


As

a

compulsory

subject

from

Class

I
.


Being

implemented

on

the

directive

of

the

Hon’ble

Supreme

Court

of

India
.


Syllabus

for

all

classes

developed

by

NCERT

already

sent

to

all

affiliated

school
.


Atleast

two

periods

per

week

for

this

subject
.


Assessment

can

be

part

of

CCE

to

be

reflected

as

grades

in

a

five

point

scale
.


A

handbook

for

teachers

upto

class

VIII

has

been

published
.


An

activity

based

manual

for

class

IX

has

been

published

in

2006
.


Schools

are

advised

to

teach

the

subjects

upto

class

IX

as

per

NCERT

Syllabus
.



Details

of

Phased

implementation

and

evaluation

will

be

intimated

to

all

schools

by

CBSE

in

due

course
.

Circular

No
.

8
/
01
.
02
.
05

and

08
/
06

dated

04
.
05
.
06
.

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Curriculum Reforms



Concept

of

Mathematics

Laboratory

introduced

by

the

Board

in

2002
-
2003
.


Manual

titled

‘Mathematics

Laboratory

in

Schools’

published

by

the

Board

to

give

guidelines

and

specimen

activities
.


Aim
:

To

remove

the

fear

for

Mathematics

among

children

and

to

make

the

subject

more

interesting
.


All

affiliated

schools

were

advised

to

start

the

Mathematics

Laboratory

for

classes

III

onwards

and

integrate

evaluation

of

practical

competencies

in

Maths

with

the

evaluation

of

the

subject
.

Circular

No
.

03
/
28
.
01
.
04


Mathematics Laboratory in Schools

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Maths Laboratory (contd…)



Maths

Lab

provides

a

conducive

ambience

for

students

to

learn

the

subject

in

a

joyful

manner

through

practical

activities

and

interaction
.


Teachers

need

to

pay

attention

to

both

the

transactional

strategies

and

evaluation

strategies
.


Simple

experiments

and

projects

will

lead

to

the

development

of

different

skills

like

numerical,

observation,

thinking,

analytical

and

so

on
.


Establishing

a

Maths

Lab

does

not

involve

high

cost
.

Improvised

aids

using

inexpensive

material

can

be

made
.


Space

required

is

also

quite

limited
.


Guidelines

given

in

Mathematics

Laboratories

in

schools



class

III

to

VIII,

class

IX

and

class

X

CBSE

publications
.


Circular

No
.

10
/
02
.
03
.
05

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Reforms (contd…)


Alternatives to Homework


The

Board

introduced

the

Concept

of

Alternatives

to

Homework

for

classes

III

to

V

in

2004
-
2005


A

manual

with

guidelines

and

specimen

exercises

has

been

published
.


Alternative

activities

are

child
-
friendly,

replacing

the

dull

and

mechanical

homework

usually

given

to

children
.


Activities

involve

children

in

meaningful

interaction

with

other

members

and

their

environment
.


Skills

identified

in

the

book

are

not

to

be

evaluated

formally

but

the

behavioural

changes

brought

about

by

the

empowerment

process

may

be

reflected

as

positive

inputs

in

School

Achievement

Record
.

Circular

No
.

05
/
25
.
01
.
2005
.

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Science through Activities


Schools

should

encourage

children

to

learn

Science

through

simple

activities

and

experiments
.



To

promote

such

an

approach

based

on

learning

by

doing

the

Board

has

brought

out

a

book

called

Learning

by

Doing

for

class

VI
.


It

gives

a

number

of

simple

activities

and

experiments

that

can

be

done

using

very

inexpensive

materials

and

apparatus
.


Such

activities

will

help

children

understand

Science

concepts

in

each

lesson
.


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Modifications in Social Science for
classes VI to VIII


There

will

be

three

units

in

Social

Science


Unit

I

will

be

devoted

to

History

as

per

following

syllabus
:


Class

VI



Ancient

India


Class

VII



Medieval

India


Class

VIII



Modern

India



Unit

II

and

III

include

Geography

and

Civics

and

some

components

of

Economics


Accordingly

there

will

be

two

textbooks

in

Social

Science

for

each

class


Social

Science

Part
-
I



History


Social

Science

Part
-
II



Geography,

Civics

and

Economics
.

Circular

No
.

16
/
2005

dated

15
.
03
.
2005


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Evaluation


School

based

evaluation

certificate



IX

and

X
.


Introduced

in

1999
-
2000


Certificate

Format

developed

by

Board

and

sent

to

all

affiliated

schools
.


Guidelines

(circular

14
/
08
.
07
.
1999
)

have

been

issued
.


School
-
based

Evaluation

Certificate

to

be

issued

by

schools

to

all

class

X

pass
-
out

candidates


This

will

be

in

addition

to

Board’s

marks

sheet

and

passing

certificate


This

certificate

gives

a

holistic

profile

of

every

learner

in

terms

of

attributes,

attitudes,

interests,

values

besides

performance

in

scholastic

and

co
-
scholastic

areas
.


It

is

mandatory

that

every

school

issues

School
-
based

Evaluation

Certificate

to

class

X

pass

out

candidates
.




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Continuous and Comprehensive
Evaluation (Primary)


Continuous

and

Comprehensive

Evaluation



Desisting

assessment

of

students

on

the

basis

of

one
-
shot

examinations


Achievement

Records

for

classes

I

&

II

and

for

classes

III



V


Holistic

and

continuous

assessment

on

a

5

point

scale
.


Comprehensive
:

Covering

scholastic

and

co
-
scholastic

areas
.


Only

positive

feedback

on

the

achievement

of

learners

to

encourage

multiple

talents
.


Rating

scales

for

different

subjects

for

classes

I

to

V

have

been

circulated

to

all

schools

to

help

teachers

carry

out

the

assessment

in

a

systematic

and

scientific

manner
.


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Five Point Grading Scale

(for Primary)


Five Points are as under:








(100 Point Scale)


A
*


Outstanding


90
-
100


A


Excellent



75
-
89


B


Very Good



56
-
74


C


Good




35
-
55


D


Scope for improvement

Below 35




Circular No. 05/04 dated 13.02.2004, 18/04 dated
29.03.2004, 31/2004 dated 15.09.2004, 25/04 dated
12.06.2004 and 21/05 dated 12.04.2005





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Continuous and Comprehensive
Evaluation (Upper Primary Level)


Emphasis

on

extension

of

Continuous

and

Comprehensive

Evaluation

up

to

class

VIII


Seven

Point

grading

scale

has

been

notified



Seven

Points

are

as

follows
:




A*

-

90

and

above



A

-

80

to

89



B*

-

70

to

79



B

-

60

to

69



C

-

45

to

59



D

-

33

to

44



E

-

Below

33

percent


It

will

facilitate

maintenance

of

meaningful

continuity

from

primary

level

and

smooth

transition

to

grades

in

secondary

level

as

and

when

introduced
.


Circular

no
.

02
/
06

dated

31
.
01
.
2006


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Strengthening Internal Evaluation
at Secondary Level


Already

internal

evaluation

existed

at

secondary

level

in

Science


Now

the

Board

has

introduced

internal

evaluation


In

Social

Science

for

20

marks


In

Mathematics

for

20

marks


Internal

Evaluation

in

Social

Science

from

March,

2006

Board

Exam

for

class
-
X

and

Mathematics

from

March,

2007

Board

Exam

for

class
-
X
.

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Internal Evaluation in Social
Science
-

Details


80

marks

for

External

Board

Examination



20

marks

for

school
-
based

internal

evaluation


20

marks

will

be

allotted

to

the

following

aspects
:


Formative

and

Summative

Tests


:

10

marks


Assignments




:

05

marks


Project

Work




:

05

marks


How

to

award

marks



(detailed

guidelines

have

been

already

circulated)



contd…

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Contd…


Formative and Summative Testing


In class IX on the basis of announced unit
tests


Marks out of 10 to be awarded and than
average can be calculated for arriving at 10
marks


In class X average of class IX and class X unit
tests (2
-
3 tests) will be calculated for marks
to be given out of 10.

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Assignments


Weightage

:

05

marks


Assignments
:

Written

Questions,

Tasks

or

Activities

that

are

based

on

the

lesson

or

unit

of

teaching
.


Mode

of

Assessment
:

for

recording

purpose

in

every

month

well
-
planned

assignments

may

be

given


They

may

be

graded

using

five

point

rating

scale
:

A
-
5
,

B
-
4
,

C
-
3
,

D
-
2
,

E
-
1
.


Record

of

5

announced

assignments,

one

in

each

month

may

be

kept

and

average

may

be

calculated

to

arrive

at

the

final

award



out

of

5

marks

for

both

classes

IX
-
X

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Projects


Weightage

:

5

marks


In

class

IX

a

student

will

do

two

projects

of

which

one

should

be

related

to

Disaster

Management

from

the

list

specified
.


In

class

X

a

student

will

do

any

one

project

out

of

the

list

specified


Some

important

points

:

9
-
15

pages
;

only

handwritten

in

neatly

bound

simple

folder
;

teacher’s

report

should

be

included
.

Keep

the

reports

for

inspection


Scheme

of

evaluation



split

up

of

5

marks


Initiative,

cooperation


-

1

mark


Content

and

research


-

1

mark


Creativity

and

originality


-

1

mark


Analysis

of

situation


-

1

mark


Viva

or

written

test



-

1

mark

Circular

No
.
02
/
04

dated

28
.
01
.
04
,

06
/
04

dated

11
.
02
.
04
,

07
/
05

dated

04
.
02
.
05
,

13
/
06

dated

23
.
06
.
06

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Some important points regarding
Internal Assessment in Social Science


Internal

Assessment

in

Social

Science

for

20

marks

already

implemented

in

March,

2006

examination

for

class

X
.


Feedback

suggests

that

some

schools

are

not

following

the

laid

down

guidelines

seriously
.


Boosting

of

Internal

Assessment

marks

will

result

in

down

scaling

of

the

awarded

marks
.


It

may

also

lead

to

cancellation

of

internal

marks

and

the

result

will

be

declared

on

the

basis

of

external

marks

alone
.


Schools

are

advised

to

send

five

best

projects

to

the

Board
.


The

topics

for

the

project

for

classes

IX

and

X

2006
-
07

will

be

shortly

sent

to

all

schools
.


Circular

No
.

13
/
06

dated

23
.
06
.
06


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Internal assessment in Maths began in class IX
from 2005
-
06


First class X Exam in this scheme will be in
March, 2007.


80 marks for Board Exam for class X and 20
marks for internal assessment.


Distribution of 20 marks


Evaluation of skills


-

10 marks


Assessment of Record work
-

05 marks


Assessment through


Summative and Formative tests
-

05 marks


Internal Evaluation in Mathematics


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How to Award Marks


Step

1
:

Assessment

of

any

two

skills

in

Maths

will

be

done

at

the

end

of

class

IX

&

X

independently

by

the

school

through

a

test

in

1
½

hours
.

Should

be

conducted

for

groups

of

students,

each

group

not

exceeding

20

students
.

Marks

out

of

10

should

be

awarded

following

guidelines

provided
.


Step

2
:

a

record

of

at

least

10

activities

will

be

maintained

by

each

student
.

This

record

will

be

assessed

at

the

end

of

class

IX

and

X

for

5

marks
.



Step

3
:

Class

IX
:

Work

out

weightage

out

of

5

of

the

marks

in

Unit

Test

and

cumulative

test

of

first

and

second

terms
.


Class

X
:

Work

out

average

of

final

assessment

of

class

IX

and

first

term

exam

of

class

X

for

a

weightage

of

5

marks
.


contd…

Internal Evaluation in Mathematics
(contd...)

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Contd...


Step

4

:

Add

marks

of

skills

(
10

marks),

Record

work

(
05

marks)

and

summative

and

formative

testing

(
05

marks)

to

arrive

at

marks

for

20


Board

will

send

award

list

to

be

filled

and

returned

by

the

last

week

of

January,

2007

for

class

X

restricting

split

up

as

up

as

shown

above


Detailed

instruction

in

Circular

No
.

10
/
02
.
03
.
045



Also

Circular

No
.

14
/
06

dated

29
.
06
.
06

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Restructuring Science Practical
Work


To

strengthen

practical

work

in

Science

and

to

produce

positive

correlation

between

theory

and

practical

scores


Salient

Features
:


First

class

X

exam

in

this

scheme



March,

2007


Theory

60

marks
;

practical

skills
-
40

marks


Theory
:

2

hours

and

30

minutes

written

Board

Examination


Separate

written

paper

on

Practical

skills

for

20

marks



duration
:

one

hour

and

30

minutes



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Restructuring Science Practical
Work (contd…)


Paper

will

have

multiple

choice

questions
:

20

of

½

mark

each

and

10

of

01

mark

each
.


Exam

on

Practical

Skills

will

be

conducted

soon

after

the

theory

exam

on

a

separate

date


Internal

Assessment

in

Science

for

20

marks

(

15

for

skills

3

for

record

work

and

2

for

viva)
.

Prescribed

experiments

for

classes

IX

and

X

indicated

in

Secondary

Curriculum

Document

of

the

Board
.




Detailed

Guidelines

in

circular

19
/
25
.
3
.
2005

and

15
/
06

dated

06
.
07
.
06


Books

published

:

Assessment

of

Practical

Skills

in

Science



class

IX

and

class

X

(two

books)




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Empowerment of Teachers


New

syllabus,

new

courses,

new

approach

in

pedagogy


Extensive

and

continued

training

of

teachers

is

required


CBSE

extends

help

for

such

teachers

training

courses


Besides

this

step,

the

Board

provides

training

to

teachers

in

Disaster

Management,

Education

in

Life

Skills

and

Mathematics

Laboratory
.


It

is

necessary

for

the

schools

also

to

provide

the

teachers

a

thorough

understanding

of

NCF

2005

and

the

new

NCERT

syllabus

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Empowerment of Heads of
Institutions


Heads

of

Institutions

need

both

training

and

retraining


Strategic

leadership

courses

in

collaboration

with

leading

business

schools

in

India


Specific

contextualized

training

courses

are

also

so

being

arranged

with

help

from

NIEPA
.


Two

such

5

day

courses

in

October,

2006

and

January,

2007

have

been

announced
.

Fee

Rs
.

8000
/
-


Induction

courses

for

first

generation

principals
.

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Students Enrichment Activities


Some of the activities are:


Olympiad
:


-

Group

Mathematics

Olympiad





-

National

Informatics

Olympiad





-

Also

National

Olympiads

in





Physics,

Chemistry

and

Biology


National

Science

Exhibition


Quiz

:

CBSE

Heritage

India

Quiz


Essay

contests

on

road

safety

and

pollution

control



International

Choir

music

contest


Most

of

these

activities

are

institutionalise

and

hence

circulars

are

sent

to

schools

as

per

the

annual

schedule
.

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CBSE National Sports Program


One

of

the

best

organized

sports

programs

of

the

country
.


Held

in

14

disciplines

every

year
.

From

this

year

the

15
th

discipline

in

Taekwondoo

is

being

included
.


Nearly

4000

independent

schools

participate

in

this

programme
.


Held

at

Regional

and

National

Levels
.


Some

of

the

records

established

by

CBSE

students

equal

and

surpass

the

SGFI

standards
.


The

annual

calendar

for

2006
-
07

has

already

been

sent

to

schools
.

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Incentives to High Achievers


CBSE

believes

that

it

has

a

great

social

and

national

commitment

to

encourage

talented

and

motivated

students

to

pursue

higher

studies

overcoming

constraints

like

finance,

social

background

etc
.

It

has

launched

a

series

of

Scholarships
:


Merit

scholarship

for

pursuing

professional

and

non
-
medical/non
-
engineering

undergraduate

courses
.


Merit

scholarships

to

single

girl

children

from

class

XI

onwards
.


Chacha

Nehru

Sports

Scholarships

for

sports

Talent
.

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Competition to Promote Innovation
and Creativity


National

Competition

for

Technological

Innovation

and

Traditional

knowledge

exclusively

for

school

students
.


CBSE

and

National

Innovation

Foundation,

Ahmedabad

collaborate

in

this

venture
.


In

the

2005
-
06

competition

more

than

400

entries

were

received

from

school

students
.


NIF

is

processing

the

best

for

patenting

them
.


A

CD

containing

these

projects

will

be

shortly

available
.


The

2006
-
07

campaign

for

Young

Inventors

and

Innovators

is

about

to

be

launched
.


Schools

will

get

a

poster

and

details
.

Encourage

students

to

participate
.

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No
.

11
/
06

dated

07
.
07
.
06

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Adolescence Education Programme


National

Adolescence

Education

Programme,

a

project

of

MHRD,

supported

by

UNFPA

has

been

launched

in

CBSE

schools
.


Aim

is

to

facilitate

adolescents

to

understand

their

physical,

biological

and

emotional

changes

and

to

equip

them

with

life

skills

for

responsible

behaviour
.


A

number

of

advocacy

programmes

and

Master

Trainer

programmes

are

being

conducted

in

different

nodal

centres
.


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The Sahodaya Movement


CBSE’s

Sahodaya

Movement

involves

nearly

130

Sahodaya

School

Complexes

across

the

country

and

abroad

networking

nearly

2500

schools
.


A

philosophy

of

sharing

and

caring
.


Excellent

platform

for

collaborative

work

and

collective

growth
.


Every

year

a

national

Sahodaya

Conference

is

held

on

a

specific

theme
.

It

is

attended

by

nearly

300

principals
.


The

annual

conference

for

2006

is

to

be

held

at

Hyderabad

on

13
th

and

14
th

October
.

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Comprehensive School Health
Programme


The

January
-
March

Issue

of

CENBOSEC

featured

the

theme

of

‘Comprehensive

Health

Policy

for

Schools
;


Circular

No
.

09
,

dated

31
.
05
.
06

was

also

issued

with

detailed

guidelines

to

schools
.


The

circular

suggests

that

schools

can

evolve

a

school

Health

Programme

which

can

be

initiated

through

Health

Club
.


This

club

would

focus

on

the

overall

well

being

comprising

emotional,

social,

mental

and

physical

health

of

a

child
.


It

would

also

act

as

an

organizational

forum

for

conducting

a

number

of

activities

related

to

health

and

wellness
.


The

circular

gives

a

plethora

of

activities

for

students

of

different

age

groups
.

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Strengthening the educational system
-
Board’s views reiterated



Students

of

primary

classes

need

our

best

attention
.


We

should

make

learning

a

joyous

experience

for

the

children
.


We

can

do

it

by

following

some

simple

procedures

already

suggested

by

the

Board
.

1.
No

school

bag

for

atleast

classes

I

&

II
.

Bags

can

be

left

in

the

school

itself
.

2.
No

homework

for

children

of

classes

I

&

II

and

Alternatives

to

Homework

for

classes

III

to

V
.

3.
Continuous

and

Comprehensive

Evaluation

upto

class

V

and

extending

it

upto

class

VIII

in

a

phased

manner
.

4.
Gradual

withdrawal

of

pass
-
fail

system
.

5.
Classroom

library

to

help

children

who

come

to

school

without

books

6.
Greater

importance

and

encouragement

to

learning

of

music,

dance,

art

etc
.

7.
Reducing

the

bag

load

by

not

prescribing

excessive

number

of

books

Circular

No
.

06
/
08
.
02
.
03

and

07
.
06

dated

04
.
05
.
06


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General

Role of Principals in destressing students


It is seen that students develop a high level of
anxiety and stress during examinations.


Reasons

are

many
:

competition,

parental

&

peer

pressure,

improper

and

inadequate

learning

strategies

etc
.


So

students

and

parents

need

to

be

counselled
.


Role

of

principal

in

this

task

is

crucial
.


It

is

suggested

that

principals

should

take

a

few

classes

for

class

X

and

class

XII

every

week
.


To

stay

in

touch,

to

give

guidelines,

to

counsel

and

to

boost

students’

confidence
.


Circular

No
.

8
/
10
.
07
.
02

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General

Conducive School Environment


Schools

should

provide

the

right

ambience

for

learners

to

achieve

their

potential
.


It

will

not

be

possible

in

an

environment

of

fear

and

distrust
.


So

it

is

imperative

that

schools

do

not

use

corporal

punishment
.


Teachers

should

understand

the

needs

of

children

and

create

confidence

through

caring

ways
.

Circular

dated

20
.
07
.
2002



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General

Circulars through e
-
mail


Board sends circulars to schools in different ways to ensure
that they reach schools.

-
by post

-
By putting them on website:
www.cbse.nic.in

-
By

printing

them

in

CENBOSEC

(which

is

now

being

mailed

individually

to

all

schools)


To

strengthen

communication

CBSE

has

started

mass

e
-
mail

service

by

which

schools

will

automatically

get

circulars

from

CBSE

website
.


Schools

are

requested

to

send

their

current

e
-
mail

address

to

the

Board

in

the

following

format


School’s

full

address
-


Tel

No
.
-


Pin

Code
-


Affiliation

No
.
-


E
-
mail

ID
-


Circular

No
.

04
/
05
.
02
.
04


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General

Curriculum Organization in Schools


Board

publishes

secondary

and

sr
.

school

curriculum

every

year


Curriculum

indicates

syllabi,

weightage

given

to

different

units,

allocation

of

periods

per

unit

etc
.


These

guidelines

are

given

to

help

schools

plan

their

academic

schedule

for

the

whole

year

so

that

there

is

smooth

and

effective

curriculum

transaction

leading

to

stress
-
free

learning

for

students
.


Some

unhealthy

practices

adopted

by

some

schools

have

come

to

the

notice

of

the

Board
.

-
manipulation

of

class

schedules

&

timing

especially

for

senior

classes

to

facilitate

coaching

&

tuition

for

competitive

exams
.

-
Rushing

of

teaching

at

the

end

of

the

academic

year

to

finish

the

syllabus

for

revision
.


Such

practices

are

not

helpful

for

the

holistic

growth

of

learners
.


Heads

of

institutions

are

advised

to

follow

the

guidelines

of

the

Board
.

Circular

No
.

14
/
10
.
03
.
04

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General

Safety in Schools


Safety is vital in schools


Board

has

stipulated

certain

conditions

in

Affiliation

Byelaws

for

school

safety
.


Schools

should

develop

a

proper

safety

plan

taking

the

following

into

account
:


1
.

Fire

Safety

2
.

Structural

Safety

3
.

Earthquake

Management

4
.

Stampede

Prevention

5
.

Landslide

Management

6
.

Safety

from

industrial

pollution

6
.

Electrical

Safety

7
.

Flood/

Cyclone

Management

8
.

Electrical

Safety

9
.

Safety

from

construction

hazards

10
.

Safety

in

Playground

11
.

Water

Safety

12
.

Laboratory

Safety

13
.

Transport

Management

14
.

Trauma

Management

15
.

Safety

of

the

Challenged


Schools

are

advised

to

follow

the

guidelines

of

the

Board

vide

Circular

No
.

28
/
26
.
07
.
04
.


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General

Physical Facilities in Schools


Attention

of

heads

of

institutions

is

invited

to

Rule

No
.

8

under

Chapter

II

of

Affiliation

Byelaws

pertaining

to

physical

facilities
:

1.
Classroom

should

be

of

adequate

size

and

minimum

floor

space

should

be

1

s
.
q
.
m
.

per

student

2.
Certificates

regarding

safe

drinking

water,

fire

safety,

sanitary

conditions,

water/fire

safety

should

be

obtained

from

concerned

Municipal

Authority

and

submitted

to

the

Board

every

five

years
.

3.
Adequate

facilities

should

be

provided

for

recreation,

physical

education

and

other

activities

for

social,

cultural

and

physical

development

of

students
.

Circular

dated

06
.
09
.
04


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False Claims of Private Publishers


CBSE

recommends

only

NCERT

books

in

various

subjects

except

in

courses

developed

by

the

Board
.

But

some

private

publishers

are

selling

books,

particularly

Hindi

edition

of

books

saying

that

they

are

recommended

by

CBSE
.

Schools

should

not

be

swayed

by

such

misleading

claims
.


Circular

No
.

12
/
06

dated

22
.
06
.
06

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Physical Education


It

has

been

brought

to

the

notice

of

the

Board

that

some

schools

do

not

adequately

attend

to

effective

transaction

of

the

curriculum

in

Physical

Education

as

an

elective

subject

at

senior

secondary

level
.

Schools

should


-

employ

a

fully

qualified

PGT

in

the


subject
.


-

have

atleast

a

200

metres

track

with


spaces

for

different

games
.


Non

compliance

would

attract

the

provisions

of

affiliation

bye
-
laws
.


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No
.

03
/
06

dated

01
.
02
.
06

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The Future Paradigms


Make

the

curriculum

transaction

experiential

so

that

children

can

connect

their

learning

with

life

outside
.


Provide

a

truly

inclusive

environment

in

schools

to

facilitate

‘Learning

to

Learn

with

Different

Abilities’
.


Develop

adequate

support

strategies

to

address

the

issue

of

Learning

Disorders
.


In

our

preoccupation

with

the

average

and

the

disadvantaged,

we

should

not

neglect

the

gifted
.

Special

enrichment

packages

under

‘Curriculum

Plus’,

model

have

to

be

developed

and

implemented
.


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The Future Paradigms (contd…)




We

need

a

new

mindset,

a

new

thought

process,

a

new

paradigm

of

instructional

leadership

that

can

boldly

raise

questions

such

as

1)
Do

we

need

homework

for

primary

children?

2)
Why

do

we

need

Life

Skills

for

students

at

upper

primary

level

onwards?

3)
How

do

we

strengthen

our

internal

assessment

system?

4)
What

are

the

ways

in

which

we

can

strengthen

practical

laboratory

work?

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