New Curriculum & Textbooks Implementation Instructions: The Director of School Education, Telangana State issued the Proceedings Rc.419 on May 13th for implementation of curricular and examination (CCE) reforms and Certain academic issues and instructions have been sent to all the DEOs for implementation.
Rc.No.419 /D/C&T/ TSCERT /2015, Dated:13.05.2015; Subject: SCERT, Telangana, Hyderabad – Implementation of curricular and examination (CCE) reforms – Certain academic issues and instructions to all the DEOs for implementation – Orders issued – Reg.
Reference:1. GO. Ms. No. 60, School Education (PE-SSA) Department, Dated: 24.10.2013 on the implementation of CCE in all schools; 2. GO. Ms. No. 17, School Education (P.E-Prog.II) Department, Dated: 14.05.2014; 3. GO.Ms. No. 1, Education (P.S.2), Dated: 01.01.1994.
All the RJDSEs and DEOs are hereby informed that curricular and examination reforms have been initiated in the State. Vide reference 1 cited, orders have been issued by the Government for the implementation of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) and assessing curricular and co-curricular activities from classes I to VIII in all schools i.e. both government and private recognized.
All the textbooks have been developed reflecting the CCE procedures i.e.
Vide reference 2 cited, orders have been issued on examination reforms and ban on the use of guides and guide type workbooks in schools and implementation of co-curricular activities as a part of school academic calendar.
Vide reference 3 cited, orders have been issued that all the schools under private management shall invariably follow the State curriculum, textbooks and examination procedures without which the school recognition will be cancelled.
In this regard, the DEOs are expected to monitor the above academic issues so as to improve the quality of education in schools.
The following are certain instructions in the implementation of the new curriculum, textbooks and CCE procedures. Private management schools using privately published textbooks that do not support CCE and child-centered curriculum. Vide reference 3 cited, all the schools under private management shall follow the curriculum, syllabus, and textbooks developed by State Government.
Under RTE, it is mandatory that all the schools shall follow the curriculum, textbooks and CCE developed by State Academic Authority i.e. SCERT.
However, most of the private schools do not use Government textbooks especially at Primary Level. The textbooks from private publishers are not as per State syllabus and do not reflect CCE procedures. These textbooks do not support activity based, child centered and participatory methods of curriculum implementation. Further, the privately published textbooks costs more and cause huge financial burden on the parents.
Therefore, all the DEOs are informed to issues instructions in turn to all the Correspondents and Head Masters (HMs) of privately recognized schools to follow textbooks published by Govt. of Telangana at Primary and Upper Primary Level.
They are further requested to monitor the same with Dy.EOs, MEOs and other monitoring officers. If schools do not follows State curriculum, textbooks and CCE, the school recognition shall be cancelled.
Further, the DEOs are requested to take indent on the requirement of textbooks for the children studying in private schools i.e. payment books and furnish to Director of School Education (and mark a copy to Director, Govt. Textbook Press) before 17th May, 2015 so as to give the requirement to the Director, Govt. Textbook Press to make available textbooks on payment in the market before reopening of schools.
Identification and Selection of District Resource Persons in Primary and High School subjects. Detailed instructions have been issued vide proceedings of Director of School Education, Rc. No. 419/D/C&T/TSCERT/2015, Dated: 02.05.2015 requesting the DEOs for the issue of a press note requesting applications from teachers/ Head Masters to act as RPs at District Level.
Therefore, the DEOs are requested to focus their attention on this issue and select the effective and committed RPs to improve the quality of training and monitoring of schools and furnish the list to the undersigned before 20th May 2015.