The union education ministry has issued certain guidelines for parents of children who are imparting online education. The whole concept of digital education is an entirely new formula adopted last year. Thus, parents need proper mentoring and certain guidelines to help their kids who have been confined within the four walls of their homes after school closure.
The guidelines are drafted keeping in mind to provide parents with information on various aspects. Thus, their role in supporting their kids during the closure is explained.
The education ministry explains the role of parents:
Parents’ responsibility towards their children is very important. Thus, apart from school teachers, their volunteering is pivotal in supporting home-based digital learning. Thus, the office of the education ministry has released certain guidelines. Also, the education minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal says that home is our first school and parents our first teachers. Hence, these guidelines aim to provide an answer to the ‘why’, ‘what’, and ‘how to’ of participation in kid’s digital education. This engagement is vital irrespective of the literary level of the parents and caregivers.
Guidelines given by the education ministry:
These guidelines provide basic suggestive tips for all levels of education. It includes the foundation stage (3-8 years of age), preparatory stage (8-11), middle-age (11-14), and adult age (14-18). Various separate tips are given for children under stress and trauma. Thus, art as a means of therapy is highly suggested for such students. Also, students with special needs, parents with low literacy levels, and others are given extra advice. Hence, the sole motive is to lay significance on monitoring the learning power of kids and addressing their learning gaps.
Educational institutions are also advised to involve parents by giving them ideas on helping children with studies. So, parents can then help their children with extra curriculums, homework, and other decisions. Also, schools can provide resources to parents via newsletters, emails, memos, etc.