School textbooks to be reviewed for gender equality in Kerala

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In furtherance of the announcement of the Chief Minister of Kerala that school textbooks would be reviewed to ensure gender equality, a team of experts from Women for Political Justice will be evaluating textbooks from Classes 1 to 12 for the purpose, as reported by Matrubhumi.

All books of all syllabi –  CBSE, ICSE and SCERT will be reviewed. The first phase will involve review of the books from Classes I to IV and the report will be submitted to the government before the preparation for the next academic year commences. The textbooks as well as guides for teachers will be reviewed in accordance with guidelines issued by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and other organizations.

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