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Education for Democracy in India: 
 
Educating every child for life in a democracy 
M.V.S.V. Prasad 
Asst. Professor (Political Science) 
Department of Education in Social Sciences 
National Council of Educational Research and Training 
New Delhi 
India 
21 May 2012 (Mon) 
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Education for Democracy in India: 
 
Educating every child for life in a democracy 
M.V.S.V. Prasad 
Asst. Professor (Political Science) 
Department of Education in Social Sciences 
National Council of Educational Research and Training 
New Delhi 
India 
21 May 2012 (Mon) 
Education for Democracy 
? A ‘work-in-progress’ 
? Part of the core curriculum in the school education in India since 
Independence, for more than 60 years 
? Major aim of the Secondary Education Commission, (1952-53): 
development of democratic citizenship 
? Major theme of the social science textbooks brought out by the 
National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) 
and various State-level agencies at all stages of school education 
? Textbooks at the primary, upper primary, secondary, and higher 
secondary stages, contain generative topics that aim to promote 
critical understanding of democracy 
2 
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Education for Democracy in India: 
 
Educating every child for life in a democracy 
M.V.S.V. Prasad 
Asst. Professor (Political Science) 
Department of Education in Social Sciences 
National Council of Educational Research and Training 
New Delhi 
India 
21 May 2012 (Mon) 
Education for Democracy 
? A ‘work-in-progress’ 
? Part of the core curriculum in the school education in India since 
Independence, for more than 60 years 
? Major aim of the Secondary Education Commission, (1952-53): 
development of democratic citizenship 
? Major theme of the social science textbooks brought out by the 
National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) 
and various State-level agencies at all stages of school education 
? Textbooks at the primary, upper primary, secondary, and higher 
secondary stages, contain generative topics that aim to promote 
critical understanding of democracy 
2 
Education for Promoting Democracy 
 “The culture of democracy or the democratic 
temperament must be imbibed by citizens from a very 
early age. They must become aware of both their rights 
as individuals, but also their responsibilities and 
obligations as citizens.” 
   
  – Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of 
India, during the launch of the UNDEF in New York on 14 
September 2005 
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Education for Democracy in India: 
 
Educating every child for life in a democracy 
M.V.S.V. Prasad 
Asst. Professor (Political Science) 
Department of Education in Social Sciences 
National Council of Educational Research and Training 
New Delhi 
India 
21 May 2012 (Mon) 
Education for Democracy 
? A ‘work-in-progress’ 
? Part of the core curriculum in the school education in India since 
Independence, for more than 60 years 
? Major aim of the Secondary Education Commission, (1952-53): 
development of democratic citizenship 
? Major theme of the social science textbooks brought out by the 
National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) 
and various State-level agencies at all stages of school education 
? Textbooks at the primary, upper primary, secondary, and higher 
secondary stages, contain generative topics that aim to promote 
critical understanding of democracy 
2 
Education for Promoting Democracy 
 “The culture of democracy or the democratic 
temperament must be imbibed by citizens from a very 
early age. They must become aware of both their rights 
as individuals, but also their responsibilities and 
obligations as citizens.” 
   
  – Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of 
India, during the launch of the UNDEF in New York on 14 
September 2005 
3 
Syllabus & Textbooks  
Salient Features 
? Based on the National Curriculum Framework, 2005 
? Civics recast as   
 Social and Political Life at the Upper Primary Stage (Classes 6–8) 
Political Science at the Secondary Stage (Classes 9–10) 
 
? Textbooks for consciousness-raising, that is, the process of 
making people aware of important social and political issues 
? Set a trend in Citizenship Education 
? Content is related to the student’s everyday life 
? Critical pedagogy 
? Aim to promote  Concept-based Teaching 
    Activity-based Learning 
    Ongoing Assessment 
4 
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Education for Democracy in India: 
 
Educating every child for life in a democracy 
M.V.S.V. Prasad 
Asst. Professor (Political Science) 
Department of Education in Social Sciences 
National Council of Educational Research and Training 
New Delhi 
India 
21 May 2012 (Mon) 
Education for Democracy 
? A ‘work-in-progress’ 
? Part of the core curriculum in the school education in India since 
Independence, for more than 60 years 
? Major aim of the Secondary Education Commission, (1952-53): 
development of democratic citizenship 
? Major theme of the social science textbooks brought out by the 
National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) 
and various State-level agencies at all stages of school education 
? Textbooks at the primary, upper primary, secondary, and higher 
secondary stages, contain generative topics that aim to promote 
critical understanding of democracy 
2 
Education for Promoting Democracy 
 “The culture of democracy or the democratic 
temperament must be imbibed by citizens from a very 
early age. They must become aware of both their rights 
as individuals, but also their responsibilities and 
obligations as citizens.” 
   
  – Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of 
India, during the launch of the UNDEF in New York on 14 
September 2005 
3 
Syllabus & Textbooks  
Salient Features 
? Based on the National Curriculum Framework, 2005 
? Civics recast as   
 Social and Political Life at the Upper Primary Stage (Classes 6–8) 
Political Science at the Secondary Stage (Classes 9–10) 
 
? Textbooks for consciousness-raising, that is, the process of 
making people aware of important social and political issues 
? Set a trend in Citizenship Education 
? Content is related to the student’s everyday life 
? Critical pedagogy 
? Aim to promote  Concept-based Teaching 
    Activity-based Learning 
    Ongoing Assessment 
4 
Syllabus & Textbooks 
Salient Features 
? Learners are initiated into a deeper understanding of 
idea and practice of democracy in contemporary India 
and different parts of the world 
 
? Focus on the foundations of the Indian Constitution, 
i.e. in-depth discussion of justice, liberty, equality, 
fraternity 
 
? Discussions from multiple perspectives, including those 
of the women, minorities, disabled and other 
disadvantaged sections 
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