Work Shops on No Detention Policy and English Medium Education in Govt Schools

RC 639 Workshops on No Detention Policy and English Medium Education in PS Level

Rc.639, No Detention Policy and English Medium Education in PS Level, Issues for Discussion/Suggestive on No Detention Policy and Introduction English Medium Education in all Government Schools, Themes and Discussion Questions/Points, Mandal Level Work Shops.

No Detention Policy,English Medium Education,Govt Schools

Proceedings of the Commissioner of School Education,Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.
Revised Procgs.Rc.No.639/B1/C&T/SCERT/2015 Dated:  27-08-2015

SCERT, AP, Hyderabad – No Detention Policy and English Medium Education  - Conduct of workshops at district and Mandal levels - Orders Issued – Reg.

1. 63rd  Meeting of CABE held on 19th August 2015 at New Delhi.
2. Mrs. Geetha Bhukal Report – 2011 on No Detention Policy
No Detention Policy,Introducing English Medium in Government Schools, SCERT AP

1. All the District Educational Officers in the State are informed that during 63rd meeting of CABE held at  New Delhi, the MHRD, GOI has proposed No Detention Policy as per the report of Mrs. Geetha Bhukal-2011 and requested State Governments to express their opinions regarding introducing of No Detention Policy in country in School Education.

2. In this context Government of Andhra Pradesh has decided to hear the opinions of public on implementation of  No Detention Policy.

3. Further Government has also intended to introduce English Medium in Government Schools after obtaining the opinions of stakeholders.

4. In view of the above it is decided to hold a one day workshops at Mandal and District levels with cross section of people  and stakeholders to deliberate on above two issues i.e.,
(i) No Detention Policy and
(ii) Introducing English Medium in Government Schools and collect the opinions for taking further course of action.

5. The workshops at Mandal level and District level shall be held 1st and 2nd weeks of September 2015 respectively.

6. The District Educational Officers shall decide the dates and hold meetings duly involving Dy.E.Os, MEOs, DIET Principals, POs of SSA and other Officers of line departments in the districts.

7. The public representatives shall be invited for Mandal and District level workshops.

8. After completion of the workshops, the District Educational Officers shall furnish the district consolidated recommendations separately on the above two issues to the Director, SCERT Andhra Pradesh for onward submission to State Government and Government of India.

9. An amount of Rs.5000/-for Mandal level workshops and Rs.25000/- for district level meetings may be utilized from the provision of "Community Mobilization" under SSA. The POs of SSA shall take necessary action for release of the amounts to the MEOs and DEOs. The participants to be invited for Mandal and District level workshops along with the one day schedule and points for discussion are enclosed.

10. Therefore, they are requested to organize workshops at Mandals and District level and submit the report on or before 16-9-2015.
For any quarries and further details contact :
 Dr. K. Pandu Ranga Swamy, Professor C&T SCERT  9346254598
 Sri. K. Narayan Reddy, Lecturer, SCERT. 9989334932

                Themes and Discussion Questions/Points:

I. No Detention Policy:
Issues for Discussion (Suggestive):

1.   Is Detention Policy required in School Education?
2.   What are the advantages of Detention Policy?
3.   What are the disadvantages of Detention Policy?
4.   If it is required from which class to be implemented?
5.   If Detention Policy is implemented, what would be the role of teachers and parents?
6.   Do you think that dropout rate will be increased if Detention Policy is introduced?
7.   Do you think that Quality of Education improve if the due to introduction of Detention Policy?
8.   Whether there is any burden on the children due to detention?
9.   Do you need more resources to implement Detention Policy?
10. What measures are required to build the capacities of teachers for implementation of  Detention Policy?
11. What  steps  are  required  to  be  taken  to  achieve  the  required  competencies  by  the children?
12. Do you think that Detention Policy paves away malpractices in the system?
13. Do you think that detention system leads to corruption among officials?
14. Do you think that Private Management will expect more money from the parents to pass the children?
15. Will the Detention system encourages wrote learning, wrote memory, by hearting etc.
16. Will the Detention system bring more pressure on the young minds?
17. Will  the  Detention  system  put  a  full  stop  for  creative,  critical,  analytical,  problem solving thinking?.

II. Introduction English Medium Education in more / all Government Schools:

Questions for Discussion (Suggestive):

1.   Do we need to introduce English Medium at Primary School level?
2.   What are the pros and cons of introducing English medium at Primary Class level?
3.   Do the public is in favour of English medium education?
4.   All ready we have English Medium in Success, KGBV and Model schools, are there not enough?
5.   Do you think that English Medium is the gateway for Higher Education.?
6.   Do you think that introduction of English Medium Education at Primary level will hamper the Education in mother tongue?
7.   Why do we need more English Medium schools?
8. Do the Introduction of English Medium Education by Government will leads to improvement in enrolment?
9.   Will  English  Medium  education  have  more  employment  opportunities  than  Telugu medium Education?
10. If English medium is introduced/extended in Government schools, what needs to be done to improve the capacities of the  present teachers for teaching in English medium?
11. Do you think that English Medium has to be started from class I onwards? or from VIclass onwards like Navodaya and Model Schools?
12. Do you think that starting more number of English Medium schools is against to RTE –2009?
13. If children studied in English Medium, they cannot acquire more comprehension on concepts. What is your opinion?
14. Will  the children cope-up in English Medium Education right from Primary school level
– especially in rural, tribal and hilly areas?
15. Do we need more ICT facilities for implementation of English Medium Education?
16. Do we have suitable environment in schools and homes for implementation of English Medium?
17. Are our schools have equipped with required resources like Labs, Libraries etc.?
18. Will English Medium education paves way for private tutorials?
19. Should English Medium Education be optional or compulsory?
20. Do  you  suggest  to  run  parallel  English  Medium  sections  in  the  existing  schools irrespective  of  number?  or  identify    separate  school  within  a  short  distance  as  an exclusive English medium school ?

                                                               Annexure - II
              People to be invited for Mandal Level workshops

1. Mandal Level
 People to be invited for Mandal Level workshops
1. Mandal Educational Officer – Convener

Participants:   (about 100 members)
1.   Mandal Parishad President
2.   ZPTC Members
3.   MPTC Members
4. School Complex HMs
5.   Sarpanches of Villages
6.   SMC / VEC committee members
7.   NGO representatives
8.   Philanthropist
9.   Representatives of Line Departments
10.   Students (IX and X classes)
11.   Parents
12. Self Help groups
13. Private school managements if any
14. Senior citizens
15. Teachers Unions
16. Teachers
17. Youth Organizations
18. Others

2. District Level

1. District Educational Officer – Convener
Participants:   (about 150 to 200 members)
1.   Zilla Parishad Chairman
2.   District Ministers
3.   District Collector
4.   MPs
5.   MLAs
6.   MLCs
7.   MPPs
8.   ZPTC Members
9.   PO SSA and Sectoral Officers
10. DIET / CTE  Principal and faculty
11. Deputy Education Officers
12. Mandal Education Officers
13. Sarpanches of Villages
14. NGO representatives
15. Philanthropist
16. Representatives of Line Departments
17. Students (Inter, Degree, P.G.)
18. Private school Managements Association members
19. Teachers Unions
20. National and State Awardees teachers
21. Youth Organizations
21. Others if any

One day Consultative Workshop at Mandal and District Level – Time Schedule
Time Registration
10.00 to 10.15 am Table Cell
10.15 to 10.30 am Opening remarks and objectives of the workshop
10.30 to 11.30 am Brief overview on No Detention and English Medium Education
11.30 to 12.30 pm Brief overview on No Detention and English Medium Education
12.30 to 1.30 pm Open house discussion on No Detention Policy
1.30 to 2.00  pm Lunch Break
2.00 to 3.00 pm Open house discussion on English Medium Education
3.00 to 4.00 pm Open house discussion
4.00 to 5.00 pm Consolidation of Opinions and  recording of recommendations
5.00 to 5.30 pm Valedictory
Minute to minute documentation shall be done by employing a person exclusively for this task. Few photographs may be taken for documentation.

Revised Procgs.Rc.No.639/B1/C&T/SCERT/2015 Dated:27-08-2015 
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