Voice of a teacher : reading and learning my experiments in my village school

Bhatt, Hemraj (2009) Voice of a teacher : reading and learning my experiments in my village school. Learning Curve (13). pp. 34-37.

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The Uttarakhand Education Department, in November 2006, decided to create new textbooks for primary school based on the guidelines of the National Curriculum Framework 2005. I was included in the team of twelve teachers and authors who were given the responsibility of developing the book for Class 1. “Hasee-Khushi,” our book, was to be a combined textbook for Hindi, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. Our team had teachers with a background in Mathematics and Hindi but we were going to write a “combined” Class 1 textbook and that made the task challenging. Our new textbook was also going to break new ground - to introduce children directly to words/sentences, rather than beginning with the alphabet and making them “mug up” the letters. No importance was to be given to writing in Class 1. Instead, children were to be given adequate opportunities to listen to and speak the language, followed by picture description and thereafter by word reading. Once the children learnt reading words/sentences, they could be taught to identify letters using these words/sentences.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Bhatt, Hemraj
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Foundation Publications
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/616
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