Wednesday, May 07, 2008

math reform

The government has introduced mathematics laboratories in schools to improve conceptual understanding and overcome exam-related stress.According to information available, over 5,857 students committed suicide across India in 2006 due to examination related stress.The National Curriculum Framework (NCF), 2005 recommends measures like reduction of curriculum load, emphasis on comprehension and application of knowledge and focus on continuous and comprehensive evaluation.The emphasis is on testing of competency and making examination more flexible, besides counselling in schools, and over all to make learning child-centric.

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