The The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has put-forth is a new road-map to improve existing infrastructure of school education in India. The CBSE board plans to publish a manual which states the best practices in schools. It is believed to serve as a template for enhancing overall quality of education in India.
The board has asked all the affiliated schools to share their strategies in order to attain perfection in academics, sports, etc. Any strategy that helps attain perfection and unique will be welcomed, says the board.
"In an attempt to build a culture of learning through collaboration and sharing, CBSE is taking an initiative to identify and share existing best practices in education in the schools affiliated to the board. Best practices include strategies, approaches, activities, programmes in schools that have proved to be effective. These practices should be not only exemplary in processes but produce exemplary outcomes as well," CBSE academic director Sadhna Parashar stated in a letter to all affiliated schools.
The board claims to have already reviewed existing literature to spot 21 unique domains for best practices in which schools are being asked to share their experiences and also to share the expertise they have achieved so far. There are two forms available on its official website, that affiliated schools can download and fill in.
Parashar added: "Schools are requested to identify any one of the listed areas in which it has done some exemplary work or practice. Next, they should fill the details in Proforma 1 and 2. The board shall scrutinize the entries and identify laudable practices. The board shall further collaborate with schools to gather evidence and document the chosen best practices to help create a monograph series on Best Practices."
The board is now focusing on collaborating with its member schools in order to boost overall standard of India's school education. The vision of the board is to ensure that, in reference to the increasing number of affiliated schools across the country, no compromises have to be made on the quality of education being provided.