The National Curriculum Framework, 2005, recommends that children's life at
school must be linked to their life outside the school. This principle marks a
departure from the legacy of bookish learning which continues to shape our
system and causes a gap between the school, home and community. The
syllabi and textbooks developed on the basis of NCF signify an attempt to
implement this basic idea. They also attempt to discourage rote learning and
the maintenance of sharp boundaries between d...