Ban on Using of Guides/ Study Material in TS Schools/ Using of guides and guide type study material: As per the GO. Ms. No. 17, School Education (P.E-Prog.II) Department, Dated: 14.05.2014, the Government have issued orders on examination reforms focusing on creative self-expression by the children. The questions are analytical in nature for which children have to think, reason and apply while answering.
The National Curriculum Framework (NCF)-2005 and State Curriculum Framework (SCF)-2011 recommended to do away with rote methods i.e. memorization of answers. Vide reference 2 cited, orders have been issued banning the use of guides in all types of schools.
However, the schools and teachers are encouraging to use guides and study materials to memorize the answers. In certain schools it is found that the teachers themselves inviting publishers of the guides to sell in the schools. In some of the schools students informed that their teachers suggested to purchase guides and use in home work.TeachersBadi.In
The use of guides reduces teachers work and most of the time children are engaged in copying answers from guide books. This is against to the educational philosophy and practices. Use of guides reduces the teacher responsibility in teaching the concepts and develop understanding and comprehension.
Purchasing the guides/ workbooks/ study material which basically provides answers to the analytical and reasoning/ application type of questions given under every lesson or unit. This not only makes children to keep away from critical thinking, analysis, reasoning but simply make them memorize mechanically without any meaning making.
These guides/ workbooks increases the physical load of school bags. Children attempts home work duly copying answers to various type of exercises from the guides without thinking and comprehending the concepts.
Therefore, all the DEOs are hereby instructed to issue instructions in turn to all the school Head Masters i.e. both government and private schools on not use guides and guide type workbooks with readymade answers to the questions given in the exercise part under every unit/ lesson.
The children are expected to write answers to the questions given in the exercises under every unit/ lesson on their own without copying from textbooks/ guides. The DEOs and other field officers shall monitor this so as to improve the learning and focus on conceptual understanding during classroom transaction.TeachersBadi.In
The Head Masters and concerned monitoring officers will be responsible if guides are being found with the children and use them for copying the exercise part. Serious action will be initiated against such persons and schools.
Reducing the load of school bag: The load of school bag is estimated in some of the Districts and it weighs about 10 to 12 Kgs at Primary and 15 to 17 Kgs at High School. This will have severe physical effect on growing children. Their vertebral column may be damage at young age and the bulk load itself cause fear and anxiety among the children.TeachersBadi.In
The load is because the children bring textbooks, guides, homework notebooks, rough work notebooks, etc. to the classroom every day. Further, the load is because of carrying other than the textbooks i.e. guides, general knowledge books and other such material imposed by private schools.
In some private schools, it is found that for English the school management prescribes an English textbook, English grammar book, English is spoken language book, English handwriting notebook at Primary and Upper Primary Level. Similarly, such types of additional books for Hindi language textbooks also being used.TeachersBadi.In
Therefore, all the DEOs are hereby informed that necessary further instructions may be issued in this regard. The DEOs also requested to focus on this issue. Ban on Using of Guides/ Study Material in TS Schools
Implementation of co-curricular activities i.e.
Art & Cultural Education,
Value Education & Life Skills,
Work & Computer Education,
Health & Physical Education.
As per the GO. Ms. No. 60, School Education (PE-SSA) Department, Dated: 24.10.2013, Government have issued orders for the implementation of co-curricular activities and also assess under CCE. The co-curricular activities are creative and value-added subjects support the holistic development of the children’s personality and support the development of human creative faculties.
The SCERT developed class-wise syllabus and Handbooks on co-curricular subjects and provided to schools under RMSA and SSA. These activities are not being taken seriously and the focus is on regular school subjects.
Therefore, all the DEOs are requested to focus on this and monitor effective implementation and assessment of co-curricular activities in all schools under the management of both government and private.
Therefore, all the DEOs are requested to take immediate action and convene a meeting with Dy.EOs and MEOs to discuss the above issues and issue appropriate instructions to all the Head Masters of government and private schools. The Dy.EOs and MEOs may be requested to monitor the above issues.
The State Level teams shall visit the schools after reopening of schools and observe the above issues and action will be taken if things are not properly monitored and implemented. The RJDSEs in the State are requested to monitor the above issues and furnish report to Director of School Education on monthly basis.