National Policies for Education

Throughout the world, each nation develops its own system of education to educate its children, promote students’ achievement, and maintain competitiveness in an increasingly competitive global economy. This article will focus on the National Policy on Education in India as an example of how a national education policy can be developed.

The Indian government announced in 1985 that a new education policy would be formulated for the country. The national policy covers elementary schools to colleges in both rural and urban India. India’s constitution states that education is the basic right of every citizen, and the new policy sought to ensure this right.

The former national education policy adopted in 1968 marked a significant step in education in postindependence India. It aimed to promote national progress and ...

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