ERIC Number: ED060311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Report of the First Meeting of the Ministry of Education and Youth Services (National Board of School Textbooks).
Ministry of Education, New Delhi (India).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a report concerning the distribution and production of school textbooks in India. All states except Gujarat have nationalized textbook production. While several states have produced more than 150 textbooks through state-controlled efforts, many others have produced only a few textbooks through this process. The recommendations of the National Board of School Textbooks cover the following: (1) agencies responsible for the production of textbooks; (2) improvement of the quality of textbooks; (3) preparation of supplementary educational materials; (4) introduction of some common textbooks throughout the country; (5) printing, pricing and distribution; and (6) role of the central agencies such as the National Council of Educational Research and Training in the textbook programs. It is recognized that the State Education Department should assume direct responsibility for producing quality textbooks at reasonable prices. Not only should everything be done to promote the writing, designing, printing, and low cost distribution of textbooks, but effective use of them by teachers and students should also be stressed. Textbooks must be continuously evaluated and revised. Coordination among the states in textbook efforts is a must. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Course Content, Instructional Materials, National Programs, State Departments of Education, Teaching Guides, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Preparation, Textbook Publications, Textbook Research, Textbook Selection, Textbook Standards, Textbooks
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education, New Delhi (India).