Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia cautioned school principals on Monday towards attempting to imitate foreign education programs and requested them to analyse their strategy, customise after which rigorously implement it, protecting in thoughts the character of the education system in India.
Sisodia, who can also be the education minister, was interacting with principals of presidency colleges who have been again from a coaching at Cambridge University named Inspiring Leadership Improvement Programme.
“I have found that education systems of many countries are just replicating the well-established systems of other countries. That should not be the case here. I don’t want a ‘copy-paste’ job.”
“I want you to understand the methods of teaching, analyse their approach, get inspired, customise it to suit the needs of our children and then implement it. That’s how we should utilise this programme,” he stated.
Stressing on the necessity to practice lecturers so as to improve the standard of the education in Delhi authorities colleges, Sisodia stated, “We always talk about delivering world-class education in our schools. But that can only happen when our teachers know what is happening in the world, what the world is talking about. So there is this gap, the absence of exposure among our teachers.”
Through the Inspiring Leadership Improvement Programme, an try is being made to bridge the hole, he stated.
“Our teachers are visiting different countries and learning about their education systems. They are being trained at world-class universities like Cambridge. This is the purpose of this programme — to learn, to grow, to carry out in-house corrections and bring a reform back home,” Sisodia added.