Monday, September 12, 2011

Environment, no longer a sideshow

National Council of Educational Research and Training ( NCERT), the apex curriculum setter in India, in its latest guideline, has allocated scores to environment education in the school-leaving examinations. As per its guidelines, assessments now will no longer be based on the conventional 'study-text-books : write-examination' mode but on how active the examinee has been 'on the ground.'

Sumita Dasgupta, programme director, environment education unit, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and editor, Climate Change & Natural Resources: A Book of Activities for Environmental Education, recently published by CSE, explains, "The book is in response to this new and exciting development.

Full report here Times of India 

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