Taking textbooks to schools

Misra, Parthasarathi (2019) Taking textbooks to schools. Learning Curve (3). pp. 16-18.

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It was a hot summer afternoon of 2016 in the capital of an Indian State which had invited us to be associated with its textbook renewal exercise. We were working with the Faculty of the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) of the state and a few textbook writers drawn from two other organisations working in the field of education. Suddenly, the serene academic atmosphere of the place was marred by a slogan-shouting mob who had entered the SCERT building to gherao and submit a memorandum to the Director, SCERT alleging ‘gross irregularities’ in the process of textbook revision initiated by the Government. The demonstrators also raised slogans against outside forces interfering with the textbook revision exercise of the State. The SCERT colleagues working with us in our respective groups advised us not to venture out. I peeped through the window and was shocked to see that the majority of the demonstrators were in their early twenties!

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Misra, Parthasarathi
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Textbooks, Teaching-Learning Materials
Subjects: Social sciences
Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/1970
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