What you need to know about the new science textbooks in the book of history
India is poised to embark on a new wave of textbook publishing, with the first batch of books set to be released by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government on November 9.
The National Education Research Institute (NERI) has released a draft curriculum for a second edition of the National Science Education Manual, which will be issued to teachers and pupils in all schools by the end of the year.
The new edition will be titled Science for India, and the first editions will be published in 2019.NERIs goal is to build up a global science literacy and knowledge base, with each school having to use the same curriculum to ensure that its pupils can use it as a foundation for future research.
This is the first time that the government has set out an official plan to provide a comprehensive curriculum to teachers, students and learners across the country.
The NERI said it would be launching the National Education System (NES) for Education (NSE) project, which aims to provide universal access to quality educational resources in the country through the use of new, innovative technologies.NES aims to build on the National Policy on Science Education and Research (NPSER) and is designed to provide the primary science curriculum in India to all schools across the age group of three to five years.
According to NERIs plan, all schools would be required to use NES books, but teachers will be allowed to opt for other textbooks if they wish.
NERi’s official website is already working on the curriculum.
The plan to launch NES for Education is expected to bring together several other education initiatives to ensure a more global and comprehensive science education.
NES will be the first comprehensive science curriculum to be published by the government.NED, the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), has been working towards the NPSER model of science education since 2010.
It has also been planning to launch a science textbook for each school.
The goal of NES is to provide science literacy to the entire society by 2019, and its first editions would be available for free.
The NPSERS plan will also be used as a guide for other countries in their implementation of NER.
The launch of NEDA-funded NES textbook for students aged between three to four years will be aimed at the youth segment.
According to the plan, the first edition of NEST will be available from the end and will be distributed in all districts.NEPAL will be launching a science curriculum for all students in schools from next month.
The plan will cover everything from the science of the world to the human body, physiology, geography, astronomy, geology, biology and mathematics.
Teachers and students will be able to choose their own textbooks and teachers will also have the option to have their textbooks available for purchase online.
The first edition will contain about 50 pages.NEST will also aim to make science literacy a core part of the curriculum, with a separate section on the history of science for students.
The new edition of a textbook will be a guide to history, and teachers and students can choose from books like The Origin of the Earth, The Origin and Evolution of Species and The Principles of Evolution.
The aim of the NEPAL curriculum is to give students a strong grounding in science, with lessons such as the basics of mathematics, the history and evolution of biology and physiology.
NEP is one of the biggest scientific education initiatives in the world, and NER has been doing it for over five years now.