The National Curriculum Framework is one of four National Curriculum Frameworks published in 1975, 1988, 2000 and 2005 by the National Council of Educational Research and Training NCERT in India. The document provides the framework for making syllabi, textbooks and teaching practices within the school education programmes in India.
The Five Basic Tenets of the National Curriculum Framework 2005 are:
- Connecting knowledge to life outside the school
- Ensuring that learning shifts away from rote methods
- Enriching the curriculum so that it goes beyond textbooks
- Making examinations more flexible and integrating them with classroom life, and
- Nurturing an overriding identity informed by caring concerns within the democratic polity of the country.