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Harry Potter, Holmes & Tintin to be part of ICSE English syllabus

Updated On 2016-11-29 11:21:08 Education Trends

The Council of School Certificate Examination (CISCE) includes popular books like JK Rowling's Harry Potter series part of English Literature syllabus from next year onwards.

While bringing about a change in the conventional education system, it seems India will soon be able to meet the international standards of education.

A major announcement has been made by the Council of School Certificate Examination (CISCE) where the council has brought reading of some of the most popular Harry Potter books in the academic curriculum of the schools.

As per reports, this decision is expected to take education to next possible level.

This addition of reading books will be applicable for junior and middle-school students. This change in pattern will be applicable from the academic year 2017-18 onwards. Apart from Harry Potter, students would also read Sherlock Holmes. Also, there would be novels of P G Wodehouse and Dickens. Keeping in mind the taste of every child, there would also be autobiographies-- from Anne Frank's to Malala's to APJ Abdul Kalam's.

For the little kiddos of classes 1 and 2, the Noddy series will be introduced. While speaking about this change, Nabarun De, Principal, Central Model School, Baranagar in a recent report said, "We welcome this move as children will immensely enjoy reading these during their classes. Not everything will be serious reading."

Furthermore, the reports suggest that if some schools fail to introduce the recommended texts in the coming academic session, they would be granted a year's extension.

Also, the proposed curriculum says that nursery students must spend 800 instructional hours per year. While, students from classes 1 to 5 must receive 900 hours of instruction every year. Similarly those in classes 6 to 8 should receive 1000 hours of instruction.

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