Maharashtra to replace textbooks from grades 3 to 12: Citizens’ suggestions invited until June 3

Maharashtra to replace textbooks from grades 3 to 12: Citizens' suggestions invited until June 3

Maharashtra to replace textbooks from grades 3 to 12: Citizens' suggestions invited until June 3

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In alignment with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the Maharashtra state curriculum is set for a significant overhaul. The new curriculum plan, encompassing Grades 3 to 12, is ready and will result in completely replacing older textbooks for these grades in the upcoming year. The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has opened the plan for public suggestions, which are welcomed until June 3.

According to NEP 2020, while the Central Government has outlined the National Curriculum Framework, each state is tasked with customizing its syllabus to reflect local conditions and needs. Maharashtra has already finalized the curriculum for Kindergarten through Grade 2. The focus now shifts to the higher grades, with comprehensive planning completed for Grades 3 to 12.

SCERT Director Rahul Rekhawar has called for public input on the proposed curriculum changes by June 3. The curriculum redesign aims to align educational content with the latest pedagogical standards while ensuring relevance to local contexts.

Krishna Kumar Patil, Director of Balbharti, emphasized that the preparation for Anganwadi textbooks is in the final stages. “We are aiming to provide these textbooks this year,” he stated.

Key Points:

National Education Policy 2020: Calls for a revised curriculum reflecting local conditions.

Maharashtra’s Plan: Comprehensive scheme prepared for Grades 3 to 12.

Public Input: Suggestions sought from citizens until June 3.

Implementation: New textbooks are to be introduced in the next semester.

Early Education: The curriculum for Pre-Primary to Grade 2, including Anganwadi, is finalized and ready for textbook printing.

Background:

NEP 2020: Emphasizes foundational education from Pre-Primary to Grade 2.

Anganwadi Integration: Recognized as an integral part of early education.

SCERT’s Role: Developing and finalizing curriculum for all grades, ensuring timely textbook availability.

The state’s proactive approach aims to enhance educational standards, keeping pace with national reforms while addressing the unique needs of Maharashtra’s students.