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NCERT's New draft module recommends gender neutral uniforms for transgender students

The new module also recommends measures to achieve a more inclusive environment at schools

NCERTs New draft module recommends gender neutral uniforms for transgender students
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The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has released a new draft module for school staff, highlighting the challenges faced by transgender students.

The new module also recommends measures to achieve a more inclusive environment at schools.

Some of the suggestions include regular workshops, outreach programmes, and gender-neutral school uniforms.

Titled “Integrating Transgender Concerns in Schooling Processes”, the module has been designed to address transgender concerns and suggests pedagogical strategies and school activities for an inclusive environment.

It is aimed at dispelling myths around the transgender community “with specific reference to the individuals having socio-cultural identities.

Among the number of suggestions, the module also recommends introducing gender-neutral uniforms that do not conform to a particular gender.

It states that some students of class six and onwards have different preferences for clothes, including school uniforms, and do not feel comfortable in a particular dress.

The module further says that students in many schools already wear pants and shirts that are not only comfortable but also suit any gender.

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