scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Breaking gender stereotypes should begin at play school level: NCERT

The HRD Ministry's curriculum developing body has made the "gender equality" recommendations in the new guidelines for pre-school education.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
October 17, 2019 12:59:36 pm
gnder sensitisation, gender stereotypes in school, ncert books, course on gender india, ncert, education news (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal/Representational image)

Gender stereotyping should end at pre-school level itself to ensure children are not gender biased when they grow up, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) said Thursday.

The HRD Ministry’s curriculum developing body has made the “gender equality” recommendations in the new guidelines for pre-school education.

Read| NCERT’s new course for academicians to make books, school education gender-neutral

It has asked schools to ensure that teachers demonstrate equal and appropriate expectations from boys and girls by providing them equal attention, respect and equal opportunities.

Best of Express Premium
Funding winter sets in for Indian startups, staff out in the cold: Over 1...Premium
New worry in J&K: Officers say militancy entering a ‘secretive, dange...Premium
Cell therapy cancer centre takes shape in Bengaluru, trials are onPremium
Explained: Why monsoon is expected to pick up in JulyPremium

Schools should select books, plays and other activities free of any gender bias. “Teachers should avoid language that limits one gender or another, and use gender-neutral labels,” a senior NCERT official said.

“Teachers should use stories, songs, activities and facilitation aids that depict girls and boys, including some with special needs in the same roles as men and women in all professions. Both women and men should appear as leaders, heroes and problem solvers,” the official said.

It has also been recommended that parents are regularly sensitised to support these practices at home.

“It is important to help them understand and stop discrimination,” the official added.

The proposed curriculum will follow developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) that are appropriate to their age, stage and context.
The guidelines also have recommendations for playschools to ensure careful inclusion of children with disabilities through early intervention that minimises learning difficulties and accelerates child development.

Express Explained Go beyond the news. Understand the headlines with our Explained stories

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Education News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement