Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education.
2) Analyze how Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan is an improvement over its constituent schemes? (250 words)
Why this question
Samagra Shikhsha Abhiyan aims at unifiying learning from pre-school to class 12 levels by treating education holistically as continuum from pre-school to class 12. It encapsulates elements of previous scheme and focuses on digital education by giving emphasis on integration of two Ts – Teacher and Technology. The scheme thus tries to create a paradigm shift in education system and how it does so needs to be analyzed in depth.
Key demand of the question
The question focuses on analyzing the improvements made in the current scheme with respect to its constituent schemes. Thus the positives of the scheme has to be brought out. In case, we feel that there are certain shortcomings, those can be highlighted as well.
Analyze – When asked to analyze, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Explain Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan.
Body – Analyze how SSA is an improvement over the previous schemes. Bring out points like holistic assessment, focus on teacher quality, incentivizing states for good performance, incorporation of technology etc. Highlight any shortcomings that you feel are there.
Conclusion – Mention that SSA is in tune with the need of the hour and requires sound implementation.