A nine member panel of experts constituted by Supreme Court to report on the quality of text books and syllabus prescribed for Tamil Nadu’s new Uniform School Education System (USE) has said they cannot provide good quality education. The panel has made the following observations in its report according to news in New Indian Express published today.
– The textbooks did not provide for constructive learning and, hence, did not give students an opportunity to discuss, interact and express their spontaneous views. The books would not ignite in children a passion for understanding, the report said.
– The textbooks seemed to have been prepared in haste; they had been translated from Tamil to English—which in general was poor and at times atrocious, the report said, adding that literal translations had made the science and social science textbooks of all classes worthless.
– There were also no activities in the books and, therefore, no opportunity for children to come up with their own observations. With an overload of information, the emphasis was more on memorising. “Hence, the textbook is more a source of stress and would in no way foster creativity and joyful learning.”
Please see full newsreport at http://expressbuzz.com/states/tamilnadu/tn-quality-pathetic-books-use-less-says-panel/291358.html