THE ROLE OF SOCIAL WORKERS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW EDUCATION POLICY- 2020
Keywords:Social workers, implementation, New Education Policy, role, community engagement, equity and inclusion, counseling and support services, school-home partnerships, teacher training, policy advocacy, India
The New Education Policy (NEP) in India is a transformative initiative aimed at revolutionizing the education system. As the implementation of the NEP progresses, social workers have a significant role to play in ensuring its successful execution. With their expertise in community engagement, advocacy, counseling, and support services, social workers can contribute to creating an inclusive, equitable, and empowering educational environment for all stakeholders. This comprehensive article examines the multifaceted role of social workers in the implementation of the NEP, highlighting their responsibilities and potential contributions. It explores community engagement, equity and inclusion, counseling and support services, strengthening school-home partnerships, teacher training and professional development, and policy advocacy and research. By effectively fulfilling these roles, social workers can help transform the NEP's vision into a reality, promoting quality education and holistic development for all learners.
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