New Delhi – The National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005, developed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), emphasizes on ethical development, inculcating the values, attitudes and skills required for living in harmony.
NCERT sets the guidelines and direction for the development of syllabi and textbooks at all the school stages.
Education, being the subject matter of state government, the concurrent list of the constitution and majority of schools are under the jurisdiction of the Govt ensuring the effective education in schools.
The board has introduced Life-Skills education in the schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which promotes inculcation of Values.
Values and attitudes are acquired and nurtured through experiences which need to be consistent in the personal and social environment of the students.
NCERT has incorporated concerns, in the textbooks developed for the various stages of school education.
NCERT has also brought out education for values in schools, a framework which provide guidelines to the schools to identify their priorities of values and plan their actions accordingly. NCERT has also developed a Resource Book for teachers called ‘Ways to Peace’.
CBSE has brought out values education manual and values education kit for classes I-XII. The Board has brought out teacher’s manual on environmental education and adolescent education, which helps to foster values in children.
CBSE also organizes capacity building programmes in values education for teachers of its affiliated schools.