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Lord Curzon 's Education Policy 1904 | Education Policy of Lord Curzon | b.ed notes

Lord Curzon 's Education Policy 1904

Lord curzon 's education policy was published as a government resolution on 11 March 1904. After analysis of the various 200 and fall points of Indian education of the time, Suggestions were made for improvement.

The policy of education has been laid down in the following manner :

  • Less attention has been paid to primary education. Government should, therefore, pay greater attention to its spread. Primary education strengthens the intellectual foundation of students.

  •  English subject should not be studied under elementary education.

  •  Indian languages should be the dominant position in primary education.

  •  There must be a strict adherence to the norms of accreditation and grant - in - aid to promote secondary schools' learning.

  •  Efforts should be made to raise the educational standards of colleges and universities.

Education policy of Lord curzon

 Lord curzon was India 's first governor - general who made significant contributions to the all round development of Indian education.

 1. Education policy of Curzon related to university education

 Though curzon did not want to make a total change in the organisation of the university, he wanted to reorganize and strengthen the existing system. As a result of his education policy, university education levels were progressed.

2. Education policy of curzon regarding secondary education

 Curzon changed the existing policy of secondary education from 1882 and formulated the new policy of education as under: -

 The government must have a policy and educational environment of this education rather than a disincentive to secondary education. Control of government is necessary.

 There should be a qualitative increase in the number of secondary schools.

 3. Recognition by university

 In order to further control the secondary schools, it was made necessary that they would not be able to attend the university students of their region for the high school or matriculation examination. Students from non - recognized schools would not be able to participate in the high school or matriculation examination.

4.  Facilities of recognised schools

 The following facilities were provided to the schools recognised by the education department:

 Recognized schools will be able to admit their students in the state run examinations.

 Schools in this category will get financial benefit from government assistance.

 This school will be able to give its rightful place to the interested schools.

5.  Qualitative development of secondary schools

 The following instructions have been issued for qualitative development of secondary schools: -

  •  A state school should be established in every district and it would be ideal for other unofficial schools.

  •  Provide greater financial assistance to anarchies to raise their status.

  •  Schools must provide for proper supervision so as to develop their educational standards.

  •  The medium of instruction in schools should be the Indian language as well as the English language should be accorded due importance.

  •  Practical and useful subjects should be covered in the syllabus.

  •  Training centres for the training of teachers of secondary schools should be set up in maximum quantity. To teach in trained schools.

Lord curzon's recommendations related to primary education

 Following are the recommendations of Lord curzon 's education policy on primary education:

  •  Training schools should be established for proper and efficient management of teacher training.

  •  Agricultural education should be imparted to teachers to provide agricultural education to students in rural schools and must also be imparted practical knowledge.

  •  Agricultural education should also be included in the curriculum with teaching in writing, reading and mathematics.

  •  Education of physical exercise should be compulsory for primary school students.

  •  Kindergarten and objective oriented practices should be used in schools with competent teachers.

  • A grant - in - aid system should be provided based on the competency of teachers, the efficiency of schools and the appropriate educational environment as well as the number of students. Grant money is not in the interest of schools on the basis of examination results.