National Council of Educational Research and Training

National Council of Educational Research and Training

National Council of Educational Research and Training

Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi ? 110 016

Junior Project Fellows (JPFs) Required

If you are concerned about young children and wish to make their school life happy, stimulating and exciting; believe that it is important for teachers to be sensitive to every child?s needs, interests and expectations; you feel exams and tests cause stress, anxiety and fear amongst children and that there could be easier ways of assessing and improving their learning, then here is an opportunity for you.

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is an apex body working for improving all aspects related to school education in the country. The NCERT has recently brought out the National Curriculum Framework (NCF)-2005, syllabi have been prepared and instructional materials are being developed / produced in a phased manner. The NCF -2005 propounds a significant paradigm shift in education towards a constructive paradigm for learning and teaching, which would require suitable adjustment in textbook writing, classroom transaction and learner assessment. To translate this vision into practice, the Department of Elementary Education (DEE), NCERT has undertaken a major programme of developing a Source Book on Learning Assessment at the Primary Level since June 2006. The next phase in the programme is trialing the draft Source Book document in 10 selected states in India. For this, the Department needs young people to work in schools for a period of six months in the selected states.

Job Profile:

Working closely with teachers in translating ideas in the Source Book into class room practice for which school visits will be undertaken; Promote Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) of every child, based on the Source Book material; Observe, monitor, record and report back to other functionaries about what is happening in classrooms; Identify current practices being used for pupil assessment and notice the shift in this approach through the use of the source book; Dialogue with teachers and the community on how to further improve the Source Book material.

Essential Qualification:

Masters Degree in Social Sciences / Humanities / Science with 55% marks or B+ Grade and Fluency in English and any one of the languages, namely: Hindi, Tamil, Oriya, Konkani, Marathi, Malayalam and Assamese.

Desirable Qualification:

NET / SLET; Experience of working in schools with young children; Working knowledge of Computer and Willingness to travel extensively.

Age Limit:

30 years (Relaxed up to five years for SC/ST Female candidates)

Tenure:

Assignment is purely temporary for a period of six months.

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Rs.8000/- per month (consolidated) with NET/SLET and Rs.7000 per month (consolidated) without NET/SLET. Travel costs will be taken care of for visits to schools, meetings, etc, under the project; Stay at district / block level arrangements to be made by candidate herself / himself Field trailing will be undertaken in 10 states at the district level namely: Assam (Morigaon, Darrang), Rajasthan (Jaipur, Tonk), Tamil Nadu (Kancheepuram, Thiruvellore), Maharashtra (Jalna, Thane), Orissa (Khurda, Nayagarh), Jharkhand (Ranchi, Jamshedpur), Mizoram (Aizwal, Kolasip), Himachal Pradesh (Shimls, Solan), Kerala (Trivandrum, Kasargod), Goa (North, South). Candidates may apply on plain papers giving the above details along with bio data addressed to

The Principal, NERIE, Jowai Road, Laitumkhrah, Shillong for the States of Assam and Mizoram;

The Principal RIE, Shamla Hills, Bhopal ? 462 013 for Maharashtra and Goa;

The Principal, RIE, Manasagangotri, Mysore ? 570 006 for Tamil Nadu and Kerala;

The Principal, RIE, Pushkar Road, Ajmer ? 305 004 for Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh and

The Principal, RIE, Sachivalaya Marg, Bhubaneshwar ? 751 002 for Orissa and Jharkhand.

National Council of Educational Research and Training