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Treat sensitively, CBSE circular reminds its schools

Reiterating that schools are institutions and not factories, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) issued its first circular for 2011 on Friday, reminding schools to treat students sensitively.

mumbai Updated: Jan 08, 2011 02:10 IST
HT Correspondent

Reiterating that schools are institutions and not factories, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) issued its first circular for 2011 on Friday, reminding schools to treat students sensitively.

“Schools need to be aware of the sensitive and impressionable nature of minds of schoolchildren and must ensure that all students, irrespective of their differences… are dealt with in a dignified manner,” said the circular issued by the board.

“No school under the guise of enforcing discipline should mistreat any student or parent thereof,” it added.

Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) was introduced in 2009 for the first

time, and the board has once again emphasised that schools should not misinterpret it.

“Schools should not micromanage and assess students’ behaviour or conduct too many tests. The Board has clearly brought out what is and is not CCE and what schools should do to implement CCE in the right spirit,” said the circular.

It has also asked schools to use the song, logo and slogan of CCE when communicating with other schools and parents.

The document also summarised several of the board’s reforms that have

been undertaken during the past year and detailed a few of the changes applicable from this year, including the introduction of new subjects such as Mandarin and Media Studies.

The CBSE has also made available new material such as a handbook for teachers on assessment, revised health manuals for students and revised textbooks for communicative English.