Opinion | A systemic approach to reforming education3 min read . Updated: 06 Mar 2019, 11:06 PM IST
The approach recognizes that piecemeal initiatives are unlikely to improve student learning
Despite enormous and well-meaning efforts, we have not delivered quality learning outcomes to Indian children. Concerted efforts like the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and initiatives like mid-day meals have ensured that we have solved the problem of access to school education for our children. With gross enrolment crossing 100%, the focus has appropriately shifted to improving learning outcomes. Assessments by the ministry of human resources development and the Union government, such as the National Achievement Survey (NAS), are designed to strengthen this focus. But these, and other studies like Annual Status of Education Report (Aser), show that sustained quality has eluded us.