Brining educators from across the globe together, the
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) played host to the India leg of the
9th Global Education Learners Program (GELP).
A five day program, GELP is a partnership of thought leaders
and consultants from world-class organisations, collaborating in a global
community with teams of key education leaders who are seriously committed to
transforming education in practice and developing the personal skills they need
to lead the changes required.
Dr Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State, HRD, praised GELP for
its ability to be able to provide students with tools and the right skill set
to become successful, intelligent, discerning individuals.
Tharoor said, “GELP has brought together years of support
and solutions for promotion of good education practises.”
Approximately 75 educators are participating from Australia,
Brazil, Canada, Finland, India, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea and United
States of America.
The India team, led by Vineet Joshi, Chairman of CBSE has
been involved in GELP since 2011. The
team has included former Joint Secretaries, MHRD, together with education
leaders affiliated with the CBSE. Typically the teams include senior government
education bureaucrats from a range of agencies together with leading academics.
Vineet Joshi, Chairman, CBSE said, “It is a pleasure to find
solutions for a subject so close to our heart. It is a challenge to develop a
skilled workforce. As educators, the onus to shape the curriculum, affecting
the lives of millions of students, is on us.”
Anthony Mackay, Co-Chair, GELP said, “India is a microcosm
of the most amazing communities in the world, not to mention with respect to
Education. We are delighted see some of the most progressive education
practises being ideated by Team India.”
Team India has contributed to GELP by emphasizing that
values education is central to equipping students for an increasing
interconnected world and society, a theme to be explored in detail at the GELP Sydney
event in May 2013.