National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005



  • G.S. Paper 2,3
  • About the national curriculum framework
  • Its perspective and focus

What is National curriculum framework?

  • The National Curriculum Framework (NCF 2005)is one of the four National Curriculum Frameworks published in 1975, 1988, 2000 and 2005 by the National Council of Educational Research and Training NCERT in India.
  • The Framework provides the framework for making syllabii,textbooks and teaching practices within the school education programmes in India.
  • The NCF 2005 document draws its policy basis from earlier government reports on education as Learning Without Burden and National Policy of Education 1986-1992 and focus group discussion..
  • The state of art position papers provided inputs for formulation of NCF-2005. The document and its offshoot textbooks have come under different forms of reviews in the press.

What is the perspective of NCF?

The NCF was framed Considering the articulated ideas in the past such as

  • To shift learning from rote method.
  • Connecting knowledge to life outside the school.
  • To integrate examination into classroom learning and make it more flexible.
  • To enriching the curriculum so that it goes beyond textbooks.
  • Nurturing an over-riding identity informed by caring concerns within the democratic polity of the country

Focus of NCF

  • Learning without burdento make learning a joyful experience and move away from textbooks to be a basis for examination and to remove stress from children. It recommended major changes in the design of syllabus.
  • To develop a sense of self-reliance and dignity of the individual which would for the basis of social relationship and would develop a sense of nonviolence and oneness across the society.
  • To develop a child centered approach and to promote universal enrollment and retention up to the age of 14.
  • To inculcate the feeling of oneness, democracy and unity in the students the curriculum is enabled to strengthen our national identity and to enable the new generation reevaluate.
  • P. Naik has described equality, quality and quantity as the exclusive triangle for Indian education.
  • With respect to social context NCF 2005 has ensured that irrespective of caste, creed, religion and sex all are provided with a standard curriculum



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