Telangana was separated from Andhra Pradesh as a new 29th state of India, with the city of Hyderabad as its capital. In this Telangana movement took many people sacrifices, we are enjoying the freedom in our own state bangaru Telangana(Golden Telangana). If we observe this, we can understand at what range of Telangana poets and people in text books from I-X . We can see only the great poets, leaders, history which not included in present text books. So we can observe that Telangana poets not even recognised in such text books.
The Telangana government would revise the syllabus for school students from next year to incorporate the life stories of prominent people of Telangana besides highlighting the language, culture and history of the region. In the coming academic year, the Telangana school syllabus is all set to see more changes in several subjects. Adding to the changes in the ninth and tenth standard textbooks in the previous and current academic years, the Telangana government is trying to revise the current syllabus according the recommendations of the expert committee.
As the government is keen on inclusion of Telangana’s history and culture in school syllabus, the recently-constituted committee is now preparing new lessons in subjects like Telugu language and Social Sciences. ancient and modern literature in Telugu language and history and geography in Social Sciences will be revised. As per the guidance of the government, the topics related to Andhra Pradesh will be deleted and replaced with those on Telangana. Officials are also preparing a map of the new state for Social Science examinations.
Highlight 1969 Telangana struggle in school curriculum: To changes in the syllabus of Telugu and social sciences text books by subject wise expert committee after revising. 40% changes had proposed by committee where Telangana culture, poet, history, festivals reflects in the place of Andhra. Mainly Telangana movement, from 1969 to 2014 sacrifices of leaders etc., The Telangana government had authorized the TS State Council of Educational Research and Training (TSSCERT) to localize the curriculum to eliminate all aspects of Andhra culture and history from the text books. Telangana state council of educational research and planning (SCERT) has finalised the proposed changes in the school syllabus and submitted. According to Jagannath Reddy, director SCERT, new syllabus will be announced with in a week after approval of government. Last year we have received the text books before the school re-open. But now due to this process it may be some late.
Telangana State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has finalised the proposed changes in the school syllabus and submitted it to the government. According to SCERT Official, once the government approves it, the new syllabus will be out. If everything went well, they would announce the new syllabus within a week’s time. In the wake of formation of new State of Telangana, the government has constituted subject-wise expert committee to revise Telugu and Social Studies.
The committee had proposed 40 per cent changes to Telugu and Social Sciences textbooks. The new syllabus will reflect Telangana culture, poets, festivals and eminent personalities in Telugu textbooks for Class I to Class X. The content related to AP had been deleted from the syllabus. “Andhra culture, festivals and poets have been replaced with Telangana culture, festivals and so on. As per the guidelines listed out by National Council of Educational Research and Training, the syllabus has been re-framed.
Telangana history got a facelift in Social Studies. Students of class VI, VII and VIII will now study about the farmers’ armed struggle, Nizam’s rule, Telangana movement from 1969 to 2014 including K Chandrashekar Rao’s fast unto death in 2009 in Social Studies. “Telangana movement right from 1969 to 2014 and all other incidents have been placed in the history. The book will also feature Srikanth Chary who immolated self for the cause of the State. Likewise, several other persons are also featured in the textbook. Normally, the CD has to be given for printing in January so that printed textbooks will be available for distribution before the schools reopen. However, this year, due to the bifurcation of the State and also in the wake of revision of textbooks, there is a delay in the process. Last year textbooks were distributed before the reopening of schools and this year we may not be able to give before schools open.
CM have studied the changed curriculum suggested some changes and accepted to print. The subject the Telugu changed from I class to X class. In social of 6th, 7th and 8th class history lessons are going to change according to explosure of telangana movement. In 9th and 10th social studies minute changes which reflects telangana culture along with pictures. Officials are working for 6 moths. After completion of syllabus along with suggested changes with in two weeks and gives for printing.
But it is already known that this time there will be some late in issuing books and officials are working about date of school re opening which may be on June 1st.