Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan – A Paradigm Shift in Pre-Primary Education

Md. Asad Ali*
Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.
Periodicity:September - November'2020


A child should not be brought to formal school setup until he/she is six or seven years old. Before becoming a part of the formal school, a child needs to prepare physically as well as mentally. Therefore, he/she must go through the preschool non-formal education. Preschool education is for two years, i.e., 4-6 years of age. Anganwadi under ICDS umbrella plays the role in preschool education, where students learn by playing and semi-structured activities. With the view of a holistic approach in school education, is government of India introduced an integrated school education system i.e., Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) that ranges from preschool to senior secondary level. The main aim of this scheme includes effective preschool education system across the country and strengthening the existing Anganwadi's by locating them near primary school of the mainstream areas and newly serve the unserved areas. Improvement of preschool education is visualized under this scheme.


Preschool Education, Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, Anganwadi, Non-formal Education

How to Cite this Article?

Ali, M. A. (2020). Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan – A Paradigm Shift in Pre-Primary Education. i-manager's School Educational Technology, 16(2), 52-56.


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