11 Important Suggestions for Improvement of Text-books in India

1. Some text-books should certainly be prepared by the education department of the government. Their standard should be high in all respects so that other publishers may prepare suitable text-books of the standard of the text-books published by the government.

2. The text-books should have suitable pictures, diagrams and illustrations in order that they may seem interesting to the students.

3. The text-books on different subjects should not be limited. Six or seven text-books of each subject should be prepared so that headmasters and teachers may have full freedom of selecting the best book.

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4. Pressure should not be exerted on schools authorities and teachers in the selection of books.

5. The text-books should not cast any reflection on any society, class, community or religion. They should help in developing the feeling of national integration and international understanding.

6. Text-books should be prepared by subject experts. The authors should be given rewards for good books.

7. At the national level, good authors should be invited to write text-books for different levels of education.

8. The Central and State governments should work together for preparation of suitable text-books.

9. Some standard foreign text-books should be translated into Indian languages. It will facilitate availability of suitable text-books. This policy should be particularly followed for scientific and technical subjects.

10. The correction of text-books should be a continuous process and for this a committee should be permanently appointed.

11. There should be a government agency for the composition and publication of text-books in every State, This agency should publish some standard text­books of all subjects, but other publishers should also be free to publish good text-books on all subjects.

Submitted by : Professor Mandira, Category : Knowledge