A two-day National Conference on Universalization of Secondary Education was organized by the Amrita School of Education in Mysore during December 11-12, 2012. The School offers degrees in B. Ed. (Bachelor of Education), helping prepare teachers for primary and secondary schools.
This conference sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) saw the participation of over 200 delegates including teachers, teacher educators, academicians, administrators, research scholars, undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Objectives of the conference was
1. To create an awareness of USE and the (related) associated issues and challenges.
2. Conceptualise USE and to share the experiences associated with them
3. Create an opportunity to share studies with empirical evidence, theoretical perspectives, projected trends, policy and programme framework relevant to the themes stated or any other related areas demanding discussions.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 14:00
Headmasters, headmistresses and subject inspectors of high schools of Mysore district all participated in the conference workshop titled Quality Improvement of Secondary Education. Workshop discussions focused on methods to increase retention rates in high schools.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 10:00
Amrita’s Online Labs pioneered by the Amrita Center for Research in Advanced Technologies for Education (CREATE), were also introduced to conference delegates. Hands-on sessions helped them become familiar with labs in Chemistry and Physics aligned to the NCERT curriculum.