The images depicted in the textbook has raised major concerns on the education front.
What this textbook asked kids to do in experiment will blow your mind: Shocking!
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“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
It is rightly said that education is something that should prepare you for your life and livelihood.
But, in the recent times, news about wrong content published in school textbooks has raised a major worry on the education front.
Recently, in a Maharashtra HSC Class 12 Sociology textbook reflected woman’s ugliness as one of the reason for dowry demanded by the groom’s family.
With people still discussing on this, another image has been doing rounds on Twitter with people sharing their views and commenting on it.
A class 4 textbook on Environmental Studies titled ‘Our Green World’, tells students how they can kill a cat.
Here’s what the textbook contained:
Lola Kuttiamma @Priya_Menon
This experiment is a part of the 4th grade curriculum in a reputed school in Delhi. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!
4:59 PM – 2 Feb 2017
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While educating students on the importance of breathing, the textbook gives a practical example that shows how children can suffocate a cat to death, as reported by Indian Express.
(Source: Lola Kuttiamma/Twitter)
Yes, what you see is actually true!
The book, which is part of Delhi school (name withheld) explicates with the help of experiment that “living things breathe” and “living things need air to breathe”.
The book reads, “No living thing can live without air for more than a few minutes.”
And to explain this with an actual experiment the book says, “You can do an experiment” and asks children to put a small kittens in two wooden boxes each and cover with lids, one with holes and one without. The obvious outcome of the experiment is that “the kitten inside the box without holes has died.”
More on the report:
- According to reports, a Twitter user Lola Kuttiamma shared the picture
- While commenting on this, people on the social media said, “Doesn’t someone review books before they are approved?”
If school textbooks carry information such as this which can damage a child’s growth or lead them to do something heinous, then how will India grow?