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Rationalising Truths Out of Textbooks

Ideologically streamlining the curriculum in the name of rationalisation will constrain the minds of students.

Textbooks issued by the National Council of Educational Training and Research (NCERT) have reportedly undergone some significant changes recently as part of their latest decision about textbook revisions. These changes are being justified in light of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which emphasises upon reducing the load or burden of heavy textbooks and rote learning upon the students.

However, these changes by the NCERT are being criticised by various academics and opposition parties, as it appears to mostly omit chapters and content that are politically inconvenient for the ruling establishment. Hence, far from a seemingly neutral decision of “rationalising” the syllabus and the otherwise laudable aim of promoting “experiential” instead of rote learning, these changes in textbooks are clearly political and ideological in character.

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Updated On : 24th Apr, 2023
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