This decision resides on the respond towards the growing concern over the lack of Gender sensitization among today's youth, said the senior official of CBSE.
The move was taken after a week of the incident on Paramedical student in Delhi had occurred, which left the nation jolted with demands of rigorous training and sensitization among men and women. The course shall be made available in all CBSE affiliated schools, including the Kendriya Vidhalayas, in the country as well as abroad.
It shall be applicable for students of class 11 and 12. The blueprint of the syllabus for the subject has already been perpared all will be available for students of session 2013 onwards.
Its not just CBSE who has come forward to note the human rights that is going worse in India. The NHRS (National Human Rights Commission) had also stressed for the inclusion of human rights education in the school curriculum taking note of the worsening human rights situation of Children across nation.
The sources from the HRD Ministry said that " the National Curriculum Framework of 2005 has also flagged off gender concerns and recommended that these be addressed in terms of making the perspective of women integral to the discussion of any historical event and contemporary concern".
Also, Prime Minister had written a note to the HRD Ministry to include chapters on value education in text books so that gender sensitivity and respect for women in taught. The concerns come on the back of several representations on the Issue. Very recently, the CBSE had even brought out a handbook on value education for teachers, guiding them to impart values through innovation means including use of meaningful cinema and books.
The CBSE has also put up compulsory counselling services in all the schools affiliated to it. Moreover, it is also collecting data to broad-base and streamline services and has asked the affiliated schools to furnish details like the number of counsellors, student strength, counsellors qualification, adherence to norms, and impact in the previous year and suggestions on areas to focus.
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