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November 25, 2014

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Oswaal Books, one of the country’s leading publishers of help study materials for school children, is organising a multi-stakeholder round table on the theme Future of School Education in Karnataka, in Bengaluru on December 4. State minister for primary and secondary education Kimmane Rathnakar will be the chief guest at the event, which will be witness participation from school principals, teachers and experts from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board.

Forum for Indian Journalists on Education, Environment, Health & Agriculture (Fijeeha), a development communication forum, is a partner for the event. Fijeeha has developed a special set of guidelines for best practices in school teaching, which shall be unveiled by the minister at the symposium.

“Education in schools is now at a crucial crossroad. With internet bringing divergent streams of knowledge at the touch of a button, it is important to evaluate our own education system and re-design it to provide accurate information to the new generation of children. We have to enable our children to be future ready to face the challenges of tomorrow,” said Prashant Jain, marketing director, Oswaal Books.

Dr N Anand, president, Fijeeha, expressed the need to have a broad-based and sustained dialogue among stakeholders to ensure school education is more holistic and geared to meet the challenges of the future.

The event is aimed at bringing together all stakeholders in the educational ecosystem on a common platform. This will include teachers, educationists, media, policymakers, learning experts and parents.

“We have diligently studied the new parameters as set by the Educational Boards and have also sensed the needs of today’s students. Keeping these two parameters in mind, our books are now created to ensure that the next generation of students are empowered with knowledge and skills that will make them ready to face the demands of higher education,” added Jain.

“As an organisation engaged in publishing quality books for over six decades now, we have always felt it important to seek ideas from stakeholders and this is reflected in our materials,” he said, further adding that they have launched a special series for the recently revamped Karnataka Board syllabus for class X.

“As we get into a new societal paradigm – dynamic, divergent and distinctive – and where school education is crying for innovation and new designs, it is time for all stakeholders to come together to discuss on the way forward,” said Anand.

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