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Teaching social science in schools; NCERT's new textbook initiative.


Teaching social science in schools; NCERT's new textbook initiative.

George, Alex M. and Amman Madan.

Sage Publications


91 pages




This manual, presented in a question-and-answer format, explains the rationale for the new social science textbooks developed by India's National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and how teachers of grades six to 10 can use them effectively. With page examples shown throughout, it also describes their content; answers questions parents and children might have, such as how the books relate to careers and passing exams; and details major features and approaches for educationists. There is no index or bibliography. George is an independent researcher based in India, and Madan teaches social sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur.

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Date:May 1, 2009
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