Delhi govt conducts survey on social, emotional skills of students

Delhi govt conducts survey on social, emotional skills of students

The circular, dated Wednesday, said the survey started on Thursday and will be concluded on May 6.

PTIUpdated: Friday, April 28, 2023, 10:07 PM IST
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The Delhi government is conducting a survey on social and emotional skills among teenage students in 75 state-run schools in the city, according to an official circular. | Representative Photo

New Delhi: The Delhi government is conducting a survey on social and emotional skills among teenage students in 75 state-run schools in the city, according to an official circular.

The circular, dated Wednesday, said the survey started on Thursday and will be concluded on May 6.

The survey is being conducted among students aged between 15 years-and-three months and 16 years-and-two months (as of April 12). It is being carried out by NGO Dream a Dream through data collection by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), it said.

The schools concerned have been directed to nominate a teacher to act as coordinator and cooperate with the NGO, the circular stated.

"No foreign funding should be involved in the project without the prior approval of the DoE and following the guidelines issued by the government of India. Privacy of students or parents should not be affected in the process of the project," it stated.

This survey is one of the first international efforts to develop a comprehensive set of metrics around social and emotional skills designed to enhance policies to improve the development and well-being of young people, officials said.

The goal of this assessment is to gather empirical evidence on students' social and emotional skills and their relevance to various life outcomes along with providing robust and reliable insights, they said.

"The survey would target students (15 years old), teachers, principals, and parents. As per the international timelines of the study, we are to conduct the main study in April-May 2023. The field trial was conducted last year in May 2022," an official added.

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