Ministry of Human Resource Development
Value Education in CBSE Schools
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is continuously stressing inculcation of values among students. The Board brought out a handbook for teachers on Value Education in the year 1997 and again in 2003. The School based Assessment Scheme launched by CBSE has a component on co-scholastic areas of Life-Skills, Attitude and Values and other co-curricular activities. The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) also brought out a Framework on ‘Education for Values in Schools’ which emphasizes on the moral education for children. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) stipulates that schools affiliated to it are required to assess students in ‘Education in Moral and Spiritual Values’ upto Class X.
This information was given by Shri Dr. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.