Towards Enriching Quality of Life in School Environments: An analysis of educational policy in India

Authors

  • Smita Khan Visveswaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, 440022

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ajqol.v1i1.34

Abstract

This paper critically examines the objectives of policy manifest in NCF-2005 for its directions and attitude towards school design. It identifies grey areas in understanding of the concept by policy makers. The paper advocates remedying policy-based lacunae for an improved QoL by an extended appreciation of the concepts stated in NCF 2005 from the point of view of child centricity. The study strongly recommends inclusion of architects and planners in the policy-making process. 

2398-4295 © 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK.. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: Quality of life; school environs; child centricity; curriculum policy

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Published

2016-05-01