Road safety curriculum for CBSE schoolsNovember 3, 2014
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is collaborating with Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) to incorporate chapters road safety and rules in the new academic year 2015-16 school curriculum for students of middle and secondary classes.
India road safetyCurriculum drafts are prepared by International Road Federation (IRF) with help from Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) school teachers for inclusion in academic year 2015-16. Drafts have been sent to National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), CBSE and Union Human Resource Minister, Smriti Irani for evaluation and incorporation said K.K.Kapila, Chairman, International Road Federation (IRF) .
Initially, road safety chapter will be included in 4 subjects — Social Science, Hindi, English and Math for classes VI to X. A team of experienced teachers from Delhi schools, and illustrators to design the chapters have been given responsibility of the new curriculum inclusion. Upon approval from CBSE Curriculum committee, road safety chapters will be integrated into the existing curriculum.
Committee will try and include road safety in other subjects such as geometry, geography and science, among others. Road Safety will be integrated almost in all subjects with no extra classes so students know how to cross a street safely and correctly. Lessons will include understanding traffic signs, highway codes, road norms, traffic hazards and safety on roads among others.
Rohit Baluja, President, IRTE says it’s a great initiative in educating next gen about traffic safety norms. A chapter on road safety will help to reduce accidents in the Capital if trained teachers can teach traffic lessons to students. Mock plays, Action songs and live demonstration will be part of the curriculum.