First Stakeholder Group Meeting on Education on the 30th of June, 2011 at the UDRI Office Discussion note: Education:
format for white paper (spatial and other needs of the sector.
PLANNING DATA-this will probably be what the DP consultants would be ascertaining
1. Ward wise/area wise breakdown of schools by type.- Karamyog list-does it need updating)
2. What is the requirement as per demography? (census 2001 and extrapolation)
3. What is being fulfilled by private education and shortfall of the public education system? (How do we ascertain this- estimates?)
4. Existing school reservations and the status of each of them (from DP list or RTI)
Second Stakeholder Group Meeting on Education on the 3rd August, 2011 at the UDRI Office Discussion note: Summary of Discussion I. Besides the NBC, UDPFI and RTE guidelines we also need to look at the Dhanuka Committee recommendations on education and the Sarva Shikshan Abhiyan recommendations when formulating the standards. II. Existing Land Use will have to map all slums and identify the locations of educational facilities, type of facility and number of students. Can we look at proposing models/options for schools in slums? Can we look at proposing a network of rooms that form a school? This is the population that is not catered for in the plans. III. Ideally every school has to be near an open space.
Third Stakeholder Group Meeting on Education on the 29th August, 2011 at the UDRI Office Summary of Discussion:I. Mary clarified that the SSA was put in place to bridge the gap between formal and informal education in the hope that children that were falling out of the formal schooling process could be taught to a level where they could then join the mainstream education process. However this has not happened. Our recommendations to emphasize that the standards to be set for formal education should be as per the RTE norms only. Our recommendations could include SSA norms but we should avoid writing SSA since according to the RTE, SSA has no place.II. The Child Rights Commission defines children as up to the age of 18 while labor laws define them as 15. Ideally planning for school capacity should be done for all children to be educated up to standard 12. In order to get into many vocational programs such as teacher training, nursing etc one needs to have a 12th standards certificate.
The Third meeting of the Education Stakeholders held on the 19th of September, 2011 at the UDRI 1.0 Finalization of letter: The Draft of the Education letter to the Municipal Commissioner was finalized and signed by those present. UDRI will obtain the remaining signatures and forward the letter to the Municipal Commissioner.