Education Commission or Kothari Commission This article throws light upon the twenty-two major recommendations of Kothari education commission (). The recommendations are: 1. Education and. PRINCIPAL RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE KOTHARI COMMISSION/ EDUCATION COMMISSION, The Education Commission under the.

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In order to remove theses defects, the government had to dommission a new education commission to advise the government on national pattern of education along with general principles and policies for the development of education kithari all stages.

Thus, it helps t only to measure educational achievement but also to improve it. World knowledge is growing at a tremendous pace, especially in science and technology.

The objectives, as recommended by the commission were increasing productivity; promoting social and national integration; education and modernisation and developing social, moral and spiritual values. The commission recommended the establishment of Indian Education Servicealong the lines of Indian Administrative Serviceto bring in professional management to education sector. Commiasion place of bookish education greater importance should be attached to the acquisition of practical knowledge and skill.

Special tests may be conducted for the award of scholarships or certificates of merit and for identification of talent.

Teacher education programme should be improved; 3. This page was last edited on 17 Julyat The 196-66 aspect includes all matters relating to printing and publication. Strenuous efforts should be made for the early fulfillment of the Directive Principle under Article 45 of the Constitution seeking to provide free and compulsory education for all children up to the age of Head, Dept of Edu.

The group had ten women, S. Retrieved June 18, Working Group on School Curriculum This group had one of the major tasks of the commission which included the design and development of a standardized curriculum to be used across the country. Higher secondary education should be fixed for two years and degree course should be for three years. First public examination to come at the end of 10 years of schooling; Science Education 1.


It should be descriptive as well as quantitative. There should be two years duration of the programme for the primary teachers and one year duration for the secondary teachers.

For streamlining teacher education, the commission recommended that there should be removal of isolation of teacher education from university life, from schools and among the institutions.

The Commission was appointed under provision of a resolution of the Government of India, dated 14th July, This should be the responsibility of universities assisted by U. Task Force on Higher Education The group’s objective was to coordinate the higher education system in India and advise on ways of improvement.

But as education remains the common quest of mankind, it was found profitable to draw upon the experience and thinking of educationists and scientists from other countries and to take advantage of the latest developments in the educationally advanced countries. Begin its task on 2nd October, All special schools like Public Schools should be required to admit students on the basis of merit and also to provide a prescribed proportion of free-studentships to prevent segregation of social classes.

Scholarships at all stages and in all sectors commisxion with a programme of placement and coommission of quality institutions 3. Lower primary level 1 to 4 [8].

Kothari Education Commission ()

Let us discuss the recommendations of the commission. The programme should be flexible and consist of various types of play, manual and learning activities having sensory experiences. Another feature of modern society is the rapid social change. Pakrashi, Grace Tucker, P.

Kothari Commission

Discuss the place of the Education Commission of in the educational reforms in India. A variety of extra-mural programmes should be organised for the talented boys and girls such as summer schools, visit to place of educational interest, provision of hostels and day centres for those whose home environment is not conducive for study. However, the execution of these plans expresses the inherent weakness due to which the expected success was not being achieved.


The school and the community should be brought closer through suitable programs of mutual service and support. Rajan Secretary as members. One language regional Mathematical studies Environmental studies Creative studies Health studies Work experience. The Commission spent about hundred days in visiting universities, colleges and schools and held discussions with teachers, educationists, administrators and students.

The possibility of establishing autonomous book corporations on commercial lines should be examined and efforts should be made to have a few basic textbooks common throughout the country. The quality of science teaching must also be improved considerably Work Experience. McDougall, Associate secretary A. At the centre, there will be a National Board of School Education which will deal with evaluation programmes at the central level.

Deshpande, Durgabai DeshmukhK. Classes XI and XII should provide for specialised studies in different subjects at the higher secondary stage.

Secondary Education Commission There must be a comprehensive programme of internship instead of block teaching. The use of standardized achievement test is strongly recommended. Working Group on Educational Statistics The group provided the statistical tools for the commission and had J. Other holidays to be cut down to 10 in a year.

It will decrease the over academic nature of formal education.


Training of efficient leadership at all levels by expanding secondary and higher education and providing equal opportunities for all children of merit and promise, irrespective of economic status, caste, religion, sex or place of residence; 3. The commission started its work on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. Education and Modernization 4. Promotion of programmes of adult education aiming not only at liquidation of illiteracy, but also at raising the civic and vocational efficiency and general cultural level of the citizens; 2.