Schoolbooks archive

Mitra, Reshmi and Narayanan, Varadarajan (2021) Schoolbooks archive. Teacher Plus. pp. 64-66. ISSN 0973-7782

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An initiative of Azim Premji University, the Schoolbooks Archive (SBA) is an open-access online repository that offers in digital form a wide-ranging collection of printed teaching and learning materials developed and used in India and in the subcontinent, along with a large number of related documents. This portal is wide- ranging in the following ways: a). The term 'schoolbooks' is used to refer to a spectrum of materials, such as textbooks, work books, works of references (such as dictionaries, conversion tables and atlases), materials on textbooks produced for use by teachers and materials used in teacher education programmes. b).The contents of the portal cover schoolbooks produced in the course of the last 200 years, in several languages, and on several school subjects. In terms of publishers, these include government agencies, private companies, self-published works, and those that were published by societies and non-state organizations. c).Apart from schoolbooks as defined above, the portal offers related documents as well, such as reports of committees appointed to examine different aspects of textbooks, documents on textbook development and writing processes instituted by various organizations, curriculum documents with discussions on teaching­ learning materials, advertisements and reviews of textbooks published in magazines, draft versions of textbooks and documents on textbooks-related litigations.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Mitra, Reshmi and Narayanan, Varadarajan
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Schoolbooks, Archive, Online Repository
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Education
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