NCERT Textbooks revised as per new NEP likely from 2024-25: New NCERT textbooks, revised as per the New National Education Policy (NEP), are likely to be introduced in schools from the 2024-25 academic session, education ministry officials said on Monday. The NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) textbooks will be developed as per the National Curriculum Framework (NCF).
According to a senior official, “The new textbooks are likely to be introduced from the 2024-25 academic session. It is a long task, but we are aiming for it. The textbooks will be revised as per the new NCF, on which Work is already underway.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that there is an appetite for digital learning, all new textbooks will be made available digitally at once for anyone to download.
Noting that textbooks should not be “static”, the official said an institutional framework would be developed to update the textbooks on a regular basis.
The NEP (New Education Policy) 2020 envisages a “5+3+3+4” curriculum academic structure. As per the new/latest school education system outlined in NEP 2020, children will spend five years in the Foundational Stage, three years in the Preparatory and Middle Stages, and four years in the Secondary Stage.
The Centre had in the year 2020 started the process to revise school textbooks by appointing former ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation ) Chairman K Kasturirangan as the head of a twelve-member steering committee responsible for developing a new National Curriculum Framework (NCF).
The four NCFs are being prepared that is NCF for Early Childhood Care and Education (NCFECCE), NCF for School Education (NCFSE), NCF for Teacher Education (NCFTE), and NCF for Adult Education (NCFAE).
Giving details of the process, a senior official said that all states and union territories first prepare their State Curriculum Framework (SCF), which is followed by district-level consultation, mobile app survey, and development of position papers by state focus groups in twenty-five areas or themes identified according to the NEP, 2020, including ECCE, Teacher Education, and Adult Education.
NCF for Foundational Stage (FS) was launched by the Ministry of Education (MoE) last year and as per the curriculum framework, NCERT officials have developed and collected Learning-Teaching Materials (LTM).
Toys, puzzles, puppets, posters, flashcards, worksheets, and engaging storybooks are part of the “magic box” launched by the Ministry of Education for learning at the grassroots level.