Growing technology has left no industry untouched. The big education world is also no different. The revolutionary digitisation has given birth to new modes in our incessant educational system. The K-12 education is also among them. The concept of K-12 education is widely gaining popularity worldwide especially in countries like the United States, Canada and Europe. Even among all the nations, India is making significant progress with its 1.4 million schools and 230 million students taking participate in modern K-12 education concept.
What is K-12 education system?
This rising concept of K-12 education has changed the conventional way of educating people and ensured the basic elementary education of children from kindergarten to 12th grade. The primary and secondary education collectively known as K-12 education that involves more teacher-student communication. In the K-12 educational model, the letter K stands for Kindergarten and 12 stands for 12th grade and includes kindergarten, primary, secondary, high-school and pre-university education in India.
The K-12 Indian Education System
According to a report, there are 1.46 million k-12 schools in India out of which 54 percent are owned by state or central government, 21 percent by municipal corporations and the rest 25 percent are privately owned. These K-12 schools are affiliated with State board, CBSE and even CISCE. Statistics for affiliation are as follows: 96% by state board schools, 1% to CBSE, 0.1% to CISCE and 2% is unrecognized out of all K-12 schools in India.
The K-12 model is among those revolutions that Indian education system has broadly accepted and made it compulsory to adopt for both private and government schools. In K-12, there is a lot of teacher-student interaction where the teacher
encourages a lot of question-answer sessions, assignments to promote advance learning habits in students. This education system supports individual attention. This method is more into developing the self-educating capabilities in students. Here the students are encouraged to add value to their assignments in the form of personal views and ideas that makes this system more beneficial than the conventional education systems. Students are also open to taking participate in various discussion clubs and forums to present their ideas and views.
More teacher-student harmony, more self-reliant and independent individuals who can create difference not just for the schools but the entire society, is what this technology-based k-12 education system has to offer.