Delhi University and EFA

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An overview of some the University of Delhi's initiatives in EFA presented at the IAU Workshop on higher education for EFA, held in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 6-7 December 2012.
Presented by Neerja Sharma, Vice-principal, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi

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Delhi University and EFA

  1. 1. Neerja Sharma, Ph.D. Lady Irwin CollegeDept. of Human Development & Childhood Studies University of Delhi, India Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu 6-7 December, 2012 1
  2. 2.  Studying at a HEI in India- a privilege 12.4 % youth enter HEIs (Sharma,2010) State-run HEIs subsidized by Govt (taxpayers) up to 95 % sometimes Beneficiaries have social responsibility to pay back Contributing to EFA goals- one way to do that 2
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  4. 4. FIRST: Lady Irwin College, University of DelhiHas 6 postgraduate departments: Human Development & Childhood Studies Food & Nutrition Resource Management& Design Application Fabric & Apparel Science Development Communication & Extension Education & Special Education 4
  5. 5.  HDCS runs, administers & academically supports an ECCE program- Rajkumari Amrit Kaur Child Study Centre Undergraduate & postgraduate students use it as a laboratory, and learn hands-on principles of development and education 5
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  7. 7.  Set up in 1955 as laboratory preschool. Has 150 children in: - Play centre for 2.5-4 yr. olds - Nursery classes for 4-5 yr. olds - Inclusive education for 3-8 yr. olds - SETU: early intervention below 3 yrs. - Day care for 6 months-12 yrs. - Child & family guidance and counseling 7
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  9. 9. University of DelhiEFA goal 3 requires countries ‘to promote learning & skills for young people’. In 2006, DU set up an Equal Opportunity Cell for students in ‘Reserved Categories’- SC, ST, OBC, Disability (http://eoc.du.ac.in) All 56 affiliated colleges expected to have an EOC on their campus, using DU guidelines L.I.C.has facilitated entry and education of many students who may have remained outside HEIs (Sharma, 2011) 9
  10. 10. Jamia Millia Islamia, another Univ. in New Delhi Centre for Early Childhood Development & Research ( offers masters degree) directly engaged in strengthening national Integrated Child Development Scheme Centres (ICDS) .Is a technical resource centre under Prof. Rekha S. Sen for Delhi, Haryana & Rajasthan for the purpose of : Developing locally suitable ECCE curriculum Training Anganwadi Workers Evaluating process & outcomes, including children’s learning ( Contact: rekha_s_sen@hotmail.com) 10
  11. 11.  Sharma,N. (2010). Preface. In N.Sharma (Ed.)The social ecology of disability. Delhi: Academic Excellence. Sharma,N. (2011). Higher education opportunities for students with disability at the University of Delhi, India. IAU Horizons, Vol. 17 No. 1, June. 11
  12. 12. Thank you! 12

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