The spread of globalisation has made public schools stress on a global approach to education. A seminar at the Indian Heights School in Dwarka on Saturday discussed the importance of creating global citizens.
During the seminar Integration of the International Dimension in Education discussions was held among teachers,principals and educationists on introducing cross-cultural exchange in education.
(With) the shortcomings of the Indian education system it is important to develop a global perspective in the present world, director of Indian Heights School Simi Kher said.
Ashish Garg,Asia region coordinator for the Global e- Schools and Communities Initiatives (GESCI),said while nationalism was stressed in CBSE books,internationalism should be developed as well.
A number of schools have begun activities to promote cross-cultural exchange,but a government policy must be evolved to change the CBSE and NCERT framework so that international consciousness can be developed in all students, Garg said. We need to give choices to students and teachers instead of confining them. Learning cannot be confined to the officially prescribed textbooks and tests.