Vishal Bhojane
November 5, 2019

The Indian education system has made a significant progress in the recent years by holding an important place in the global education industry. According to the recent study, country has more than 1.4 million schools with over 230 million students enrolled and more than 36,000 higher education institutes with India having one of the most important and complicated education systems within the world.

With the revolutionary impact that the introduction of technology has caused within the academic realm, there was the inception of new modes of education. One of it is K-12 education, which is an educational system involving more teacher-student communication. This educational concept has increased reputation in the U. S., Canada, South Korea, Turkey, Philippines, Australia, and now in India as well.

What is k-12 education?

Primary and secondary education summed up together is called K-12 Education. The letter K stands for Kindergarten and 12 for 12th grade. K-12 covers the years from Kindergarten through 12th grade and includes Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary, High-School and Pre-University education in India.

The Indian Education system has seen a vast transformation over the past decades. Starting with the ancient Educational system comprising the Gurukula system of education in which the pupils stayed at the guru's (teacher) place and were taught everything that a guru could teach, to the modern education system where technology integration is the major component in every school, the education system in India had witnessed a revolution in terms of technology involvement.

Current Scenario of K-12 Education in India

The K-12 education system in India has started gaining importance and recognition within the recent years. In a significant development, the government has also begun taking the active interest in promoting K-12 education. In coincident effort, the government has made primary education essential and free throughout the country. Conferring to the 2009 Right to Education Act, every single child between the years of 6 and 14 years has the right to free and compulsory education.

Schools on the other hand too developed interest towards improving the education system in India. Needless to mention, many schools are using innovative techniques of teaching using technology to enable effective learning among students. It not only improves the learning abilities in students but also enables them to remember the different aspects of different subjects. Many more schools started using school management system which gives so many benefits to make better school.

Teachers too are extending their serious contribution to make learning in the classroom as interactive as possible. Enabling students of all types to enhance their skills, many new methods have become a part of the curriculum like group discussions, assignments, Q&A sessions, etc. These practices improve individual attention to students, unlike the conventional teaching method where students were made to just sit and listen to the lectures.

K-12 educational system emphasizes on improving teacher-student collaboration. Schools and teachers have been concentrating more on classroom activities to help build the students physically, academically and intellectually. The system has changed the way students learn, teachers teach and facilitate improved learning methodologies.

K-12 education in India has reformed the education system in the country. It not only introduced technology to the classrooms but also changed the mode of teaching, resources, and syllabus. With the K-12 education system improving its pace in the current education system, schools are adopting the platform contributing their best to growth and improvement of the education system in the country.

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