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Guidelines of Moushi for Students, Parents, Class Teachers, and Education Officers 

'Maushi' (Directorate of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education) is tasked with executing 75 instructions to roll out the new curriculum. The government recently released updated guidelines for the nationwide implementation of the curriculum starting in 2023. Issued by the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSE) on the night of May 2, 2023, these directives outline specific steps to be taken by students, parents, class teachers, heads of educational institutions, and relevant education officials in executing the new curriculum. To ensure successful implementation, the Department of Secondary and Higher Education emphasizes the need for field-level stakeholders to adequately support educational institutions in adopting the new curriculum.

 Guideline for Students

Students are expected to adhere to the following guidelines for their holistic development: 1) Attend school regularly and actively engage in classroom activities. 2) Establish a balanced routine, incorporating study, meals, sleep, and participation in sports to foster mental development. 3) Cultivate the habit of reading both textbooks and supplementary materials provided by the NCTB. 4) Foster a mindset open to accepting new ideas. 5) Ensure the timely collection of government study materials. 6) Spontaneously participate in both classroom and extracurricular activity-based learning. 7) Communicate with the class teacher to address various school-related concerns. 8) Dedicate leisure time to reading creative books that align with the history and traditions of Bangladesh. 9) Seek guidance from parents or guardians on any learning-related matters. 10) Engage in all aspects of learning using one's intelligence. 11) Uphold impartiality, honesty, and ethical behavior when assessing classmates in group work. 12) Join at least two of the student clubs formed within the school community for a well-rounded educational experience. 

Guideline for Parents 

Parental involvement is pivotal in fostering a conducive learning environment. Here are some recommendations for parents: 1) Encourage children to independently tackle their own tasks and contribute to household chores. 2) Observe and time children's activities to gain insights into their routines. 3) Applaud positive efforts and discourage inappropriate or unnecessary actions. 4) Actively fulfill the role of disseminating the curriculum responsibly. 5) Ensure the regular attendance of children in school. 6) Discourage reliance on private coaching for academic support. 7) Uphold impartiality, integrity, and ethical standards when assessing children's performance. 8) Participate in exchange meetings organized by educational institutions to stay informed and engaged in their children's learning journey. 

Guideline for the Class Teachers

Class teachers play a crucial role in creating an effective and engaging learning environment. Here are their responsibilities outlined in a more concise and refined manner: 1) Conduct teaching and learning activities using teacher guides and relevant materials. 2) Act as facilitators, moving away from traditional, teacher-centered approaches, and embracing a co-learner role. 3) Conduct home visits and yard meetings for enhanced engagement. 4) Ensure student participation in project-based and investigative work, promoting the use of diaries. 5) Cultivate a supportive, integrated, and inclusive learning environment to motivate students. 6) Discuss identified problems in weekly meetings with the head teacher and devise problem-solving strategies. 7) Ensure regular student attendance. 8) Identify and cater to the needs of slow and advanced learners using effective strategies. 9) Implement assessment principles, maintaining consistent records of student qualifications. 10) Uphold neutrality, integrity, and ethical standards in overall student assessments, including group work. 11) Act as facilitators or helpers, creating student-centered learning environments. 12) Foster an environment for the exchange of practical knowledge and experiences related to the curriculum between teachers and students in the classroom. 

Guideline for the Heads of the Institutions

Heads of institutions play a vital role in the effective implementation of the new curriculum. Here's a streamlined list of their responsibilities: 1) Ensure class activities are conducted by trained teachers following NCTB routines/guidelines. 2) Supply necessary teaching materials and allocate funds for learning activities. 3) Engage in regular topic discussions with teachers. 4) Verify the adherence to curriculum-prescribed strategies and methods in class teaching. 5) Collaborate with parents, education-related individuals, and students to organize a small-scale educational materials fair, showcasing student creations. 6) Initiate and implement an integrated mass communication strategy to engage students, parents, teachers, and stakeholders actively. 7) Organize three parent gatherings per year and facilitate parent groups to observe class activities. 8) Encourage teachers with writing skills to highlight positive aspects of the new curriculum. 9) Conduct in-house teacher training sessions at least once every three months. 10) Develop a comprehensive understanding of all subjects in the new curriculum within the institution to ensure proper implementation. 11) Ensure an oath to implement the curriculum, along with the policy statement, in daily assemblies. 12) Display slogans, dreams, and affirmations of curriculum implementation visibly at the institution's entrance. 13) Closely observe teaching-learning activities and provide suggestions to teachers for effective curriculum implementation. 14) Promote and sustain active student clubs, including Computer Club, Debate Club, Science Club, Language Club, Green Club/Environment Club, Cultural Club, Sports Club, and Health Club.  

Guideline for Upazila/Thana Secondary Education Officer

At the Upazila/Thana Secondary Education Officer level, several strategic actions can enhance the effective implementation of the new curriculum. Here's a refined list of responsibilities: 1) Ensure timely distribution of textbooks, teaching aids, and materials to the concerned individuals. 2) Monitor teaching-learning activities to ensure adherence to NCTB-provided lesson materials and guidelines, reporting deviations to higher authorities if necessary. 3) Support Heads of Institutions in organizing student materials fairs and facilitate the awarding of prizes for outstanding contributions. 4) Emphasize the proper allocation of funds for education through the Upazila Executive Officer's office, Upazila Parishad, and Union Parishad, specifically for implementing the new curriculum. 5) Encourage head teachers to secure funds and arrange parent assemblies dedicated to curriculum implementation. 6) Conduct regular face-to-face or zoom meetings with institution heads to address challenges in implementing the new curriculum, providing monthly reports to the District Education Officer. 7) Visit and monitor border areas, identifying and addressing issues to improve educational conditions. 8) Take action in monthly coordination meetings at the upazila/police station level to curb non-policy activities related to note-guide books and coaching. 

Guideline for District Education Officers

At the District Education Officer level, a set of refined actions can significantly contribute to the successful execution of educational initiatives. Here's an enhanced version of the tasks: 1) Coordinate the activities of Upazila/Thana Secondary Education Officers and Head Teachers for seamless collaboration. 2) Oversee the activities of upazila/police station secondary education officers and head teachers to ensure effective coordination. 3) Review the schedules of Upazila/Thana Secondary Education Officers, providing necessary instructions and counseling as needed. 4) Organize materials fairs in collaboration with higher authorities and ensure their active participation in the event. 5) Invite key education stakeholders to the fair, encouraging them to purchase educational materials, thereby fostering community engagement. 6) Submit monthly reports to the Regional Deputy Director to keep them informed of district-level progress. 7) Coordinate with local administration to facilitate a supportive educational environment. 8) Organize zoom/direct meetings with upazila-level officials to enhance communication and cooperation. 9) Establish liaison and cooperation with the Regional Deputy Director and Regional Director for comprehensive arrangements in the district. 10) Conduct school visits to closely observe and provide guidance on the effective implementation of the new curriculum. 

 Guideline for Regional-level Officers

Regional-level officers play a crucial role in facilitating the successful implementation of educational initiatives. Here's a more refined list of their responsibilities: 1) Ensure timely updates to the Department of Secondary and Higher Education, in collaboration with NCTB, regarding the distribution of Teacher Guides (TG) and textbooks. 2) Produce informative video clips on curriculum implementation and share them in monthly coordination meetings at the police station/upazila/district/regional levels. 3) Conduct one-day orientation courses with local journalists and public representatives, including Union Council Chairmen and Members. 4) Supervise the proper monitoring of curriculum implementation by District Education Officers and Upazila/Thana Secondary Education Officers. 5) Organize periodic zoom meetings involving higher authorities for effective communication. 6) Identify strengths and weaknesses in the new curriculum's implementation and bring them to the attention of higher authorities to determine effective strategies and policies. 7) Actively participate in materials fairs, encouraging stakeholders to engage in buying and selling educational materials. 8) Coordinate with local administration to create a supportive educational environment. 9) Monitor all stages of training implementation and submit comprehensive reports to the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education. 10) Conduct regular stakeholder meetings and implement received opinions/recommendations. 11) Organize zoom meetings with relevant stakeholders and submit reports to the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education. 

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https://www.risingbd.com. (n.d.). নতুন কারিকুলাম বাস্তবায়নে ৭৫ নির্দেশনা মাউশির. Risingbd Online Bangla News Portal. Retrieved November 19, 2023, from https://www.risingbd.com/education/news/502710

 

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