OBJECTIVES OF THE KOTHARI COMMISSION
1. Increase in Productivity.
3. Education and Modernization.
4. Developing Social, moral and Spiritual values.
|Indian Education Commission or Kothari Commission(1964-66)|
The Commission recommended a new structural pattern of education. The new educational structure should be as follows:
3 years of higher primary
3 years of lower secondary education.
LET US SUM UP
The Education Commission 1964-66 was appointed by the Government of India on July 14th, 1964. Dr. D.S. Kothari, was appointed as the Chairman of the commission. The Commission submitted its report on June 29th, 1966.
The Commission set 12 task forces and 7 working groups; interviewed 9000 men and women interested in education in the country and toured for 100 days. The report contains 19 chapters.
The Commission had some unique features, they were -
i) Not to limit its inquiry to specific sectors or aspects of education, but to have a comprehensive, review of the entire educational system.
ii) Its firm belief that education is the most powerful instrument of the national development.
iii) Its International Composition. The commission included 7 Indian members and 5 others; 1 each from Japan, France, U.K., U.S.A. and USSR.
The objectives, as recommended by the commission were increasing productivity; promoting social and national integration; education and modernisation and developing social, moral and spiritual values. A new educational structure was also developed.