committee on education and educational reforms has recommended
particular stress on the natural interactions between
culture and education. Far from constituting two parallel
fields, culture and education are intimately intermingled
and should be developed symbiotically, so that culture
can infuse and nourish education.
The Centre for Cultural Resources
and Training (CCRT) stressing the continuing need to train
personnel in all areas of cultural and educational development
and advocating the existence of culturally well trained
personnel for stimulating the participation of the people
at large in cultural life, organises Seminars on “Cultural
Education in Schools’. The participants of the Seminars
are mainly Principals and Headmasters, whose teachers
participate in The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training’s
(CCRT) programmes and other administrators dealing with
education in the States.
During the Seminar, discussions and lecture-demonstrations
on various facets of ‘Cultural Education in Schools’
are organized. The CCRT aims at achieving the objectives
of the integrated approach to education using a culture
base to understand the carious school disciplines. The
participants of the Seminar give recommendations for implementation
of CCRT programmes in schools and for the community.
At times, special Seminars are organized for DEOs and
Senior Administrators. The duration of the these Seminars
are three days.
for Teachers from USA
its efforts in providing academic assistance in the training
and research activities of other academic and professional
bodies, the CCRT in collaboration with the United States
Educational Foundation in India (USEFI) have been organized
Seminars on “Indian cultural Heritage”.
purpose of the programmes are to give the US educators
an exposure to different aspects of Indian Culture and
Heritage such as (i) Land and its People (ii) Religion
and Society (iii) Visual and Performing Arts, (iv) Economic
development (v) Education, (vi) Women issues, (vii) Grassroots
Movements and (viii) Indo-American Relations. The programmes
also intended to enrich the educators about the present
concerns and challenges in the country and preparedness
of India to face the new millennium. The impetus of the
seminars are to help the visiting educators to gain a
better understanding of the country’s perspective
of the future.
programmes consists of two phases, namely (i) academic
and (ii) field visits. The academic programmes of nearly
one week are arranged by the CCRT devoted to study of
India and it follows a multi-disciplinary approach involving
formal lectures, interviews and discussions with prominent
scholars and public personalities.
Seminars are designed to enlighten the participants knowledge
by intermixing academic and cultural experiences. Visits
to schools, colleges and museums and rural areas are interspersed
with demonstration of Indian dance and music. Interaction
with the faculty of vocational and technical institutions
(Indian counterparts of community colleges) are also arranged
to give an understanding to the participants about the