The state is known for its accomplishments in universal education and enrolments. Through this mission, the Government proposes comprehensive educational reforms including 1000 Government schools into international standards during the first phase.The idea is not only to improve the infrastructural facilities, but also to reform the teaching and learning process to the present day needs by introducing ICT enabled learning and providing smart classrooms. There will be focus on creating educational programmes which are useful for differently abled students. It is also meant to reinforce the teaching –learning process by providing ample opportunities to each student to construct their own knowledge using modern technology tools. The mission will redefine the existing classroom learning process, coordinate resource mobilization efforts and develop ‘Janakeeya Vidyabhyasa Mathruka’. Special packages to support schools which are in existence for over 100 years will also be attempted. The implementation will enlist full involvement and partnership of the Parent Teacher Association
Kerala was the first state in the country to attain 100 percent literacy more than two and a half decades ago. Since then the State has not rested on its laurels. It has moved forward in leaps and bounds conquering targets that no other State could achieve. Now the government of Kerala is taking off towards new goal of comprehensive educational reforms.
And it focuses on:
Betterment of educational surroundings
Use of technology in education
Renewal of learning method
1000 schools will be uplifted as Smart Schools
Need to upgrade 1000 schools into international standards and turning classrooms from standard 9 to 12 in high schools and higher secondary into high-tech classrooms and a special unique package for the renovation of schools, which have completed 50 and 100 years
The government intends to focus on developing standards first to eighth standards in tune with the times by engaging the teachers, parents and alumni to recapture the relevance of public schools. English learning will be encouraged in schools. The idea is not only to improve the infrastructure facilities but also reform the curriculum to the present day needs.
Keeping in view the differently-abled friendly approach of the government, there will be focus on creating educational program which is useful for differently abled students. The idea is to address the infrastructural deficiencies being faced by such schools. There will be special emphasis on ensuring internet connectivity to promote IT-friendly existence.
A task-force and a full-time chief executive will be in charge of managing the day to day affairs of the Mission. Secretary of the Public Education Department will serve as the Mission Secretary and the Chairperson of Task Force. As the Task Force will stress on teacher training and the use of information technology, experts in the field as well as Directors of SCERT, IT School, SSA and RMSA will also be a part of it.
|CURRENT SCENARIO||YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE|
|Parents concern on quality of Government schools|| •Modern teaching and learning aids
•Sponsor books/periodicals/news papers
|Decreased feeling of social ownership in public institutions||
Ensure participation of parents/old students/social activists/well known
|Lack of proper infrastructure and equipments||Provide smart tools for one class room/whole school|
|Lack of public transportation facilities in rural areas||Sponsor safe transportation facilities bus/van/ferry|
|Demand for individual attention and care are not fulfilled||Individualized instruction and learning support by expert teachers|