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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Is it Modi's fault or is it the system?

I am disappointed to know that Gujarat has flawed text books - is that the reason Modi is off with his comments on many a things including history. Is it his fault that he is misinformed or is it the school books he grew up with?  We need to check if it is across India or just Gujarat.

 Even here in the United States, the California school text books were flawed about India and many a people have worked on correcting it. The Texas Education board is filled with idiots who do not want evolution taught in schools. In Pakistan the school books have hatred for India. In Israel they actually have a board, but I think you read my story a while back - on the tour bus, the guide was saying things that were completely off, I corrected her and gave a talk and gave information later on in Hotel to fix it - she showed the books she was given - flawed! 

There is a need for a commission to inquire how the school books are written across the world. They are poisoning the future of the kids who study them. It will be a good job for some one to take this up, and I would have loved to do it,  but I am tied up with Pluralism - my life time commitment.

Does Modi need to take lessons in Geography, History, Culture and Hinduism?
Mike Ghouse

Japan nuked US in WWII, says history book for kids in Modi land

Move over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's famous historical gaffes made in his speeches. Social Science English medium textbook for Standard 8 published by the Gujarat Council of Educational Research and Training (GCERT) is a mine of factual errors.
According to a report published in The Times of India, the textbook, being studied by more than 50,000 children in the English medium schools of Gujarat board, says Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on October 30, 1948 (not January 30 of that year) and Japan nuked US during World War II (not the vice versa)!
The fact that drives the last nail into this coffin of history teaching is this: the book says after Partition in 1947, a new nation called 'Islamic Islamabad' was born with its capital at Khyber Ghat in the Hindukush mountains.
The news report claims that 124-page textbook has 59 shocking factual errors, not to count more than 100 spelling errors, including names of reformers and revolutionaries and their works.
The report quotes Nitin Pethani , executive president, Gujarat state board of school textbooks, as saying, "I have been told that there are many errors. We are trying to bring out an errors list and publish it on the internet. We cannot recall the books at this stage. But we give an assurance that we will correct the mistakes."


The fact that drives the last nail into this coffin of history teaching is this: the book says after Partition in 1947, a new nation called 'Islamic Islamabad' was born with its capital at Khyber Ghat in the Hindukush mountains.
The news report claims that 124-page textbook has 59 shocking factual errors, not to count more than 100 spelling errors, including names of reformers and revolutionaries and their works.
The report quotes Nitin Pethani , executive president, Gujarat state board of school textbooks, as saying, "I have been told that there are many errors. We are trying to bring out an errors list and publish it on the internet. We cannot recall the books at this stage. But we give an assurance that we will correct the mistakes."

Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/japan-nuked-us-in-wwii-says-history-book-for-kids-in-modi-land/1/342316.html

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