A glaring gap in the country's revised education policy
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New Delhi, Aug. 17 -- The recently announced National Educational Policy (NEP) 2020 that aims to make "India a global knowledge superpower" has drawn praise from many quarters. But it has a glaring omission: It does not focus enough on character building. Much of its attention is on experiential learning, multi-disciplinary courses, critical thinking, and so on. As Martin Luther King, Jr., had said, "Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education."
School is the first social structure a child encounters. So it is an ideal place to learn the important beliefs or values shared by members of a society on what is right or wrong and desirable or undesirable. Knowing these dos and don'ts are essential to building character. Cla...
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