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NCERT Defends Removing Passages From History Books, Says Curriculum Development Decentralized Exercise

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NCERT on Streamlined Curriculum

The National Council for Educational Research and Training, NCERT, explained the entire curriculum development framework on Tuesday. Controversy erupted after NCERT introduced a “streamlined curriculum”. NCERT dropped parts on Gujarat riots of 2002, Emergency, Cold War, Naxalite Movement and Mughal Courts. Amid growing controversy, NCERT said the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for school education is being updated after reviewing the assessment submitted by experts who conduct ground-level research.

According to information shared by NCERT officials, for each state, 25 state discussion groups are being established and these groups have a set of experts in key areas, such as pedagogy, assessment , environmental studies, inclusion, knowledge of India, various disciplines. such as language, social studies, science, mathematics and technology. NCERT received contributions from 27 states in the form of 608 position papers from each of their state discussion groups. These inputs play a role in the development of NCF.

A PTI report quoted an NCERT official: “At least 3,000 mobile app-based surveys are being conducted by each state and UT among grassroots stakeholders such as teachers, Anganwadi workers, local communities and About 8,391 investigators have been appointed by States and UTs for this.NCERT has already received investigation reports from 1.3 lakh stakeholders so far.

Recently, NCERT released the streamlined curriculum and some chapters on Mughal courts in a history textbook, a poem on the Dalit movement and a chapter on the Cold War were removed from the political science textbook. In the class 10 textbook, the verses of the poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz in ‘Religion, Communalism and Politics – Communalism, Secular State’, ‘Democratic Politics II’ have been deleted. In addition, the chapters entitled “Democracy and diversity”, “Struggle and popular movements” and “Challenges to democracy” have been deleted.

An NCERT official explained, “The National Curriculum is being developed with a 360-degree decentralized consultation process from Villages/Towns to Districts, States and Union Ministries. The technology is leveraged to broaden the consultation process States and UTs play a major role in the curriculum development process, making it an example of cooperative federalism.