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CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
“Shiksha Sadan”, 17-Rouse Avenue, New Delhi-110 002
Circular No. Acad-8/2012 CBSE/ACAD./ DIR (TRG)/ 2012
26. 04. 2012
INTRODUCTION OF ENGLISH NOVELS FOR LONG READING IN CLASSES IX TO XII All the Heads of Institutions affiliated to CBSE Dear Principal, Good reading habits are a source of knowledge and learning. No wonder, inculcating good reading and learning habits in children have always been a concern for all stakeholders in the education field. Reading does not mean reading for leisure only but also for information, analysis and synthesis of knowledge. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has constantly laid emphasis on making school education meaningful and relevant so that it acts as a powerful tool for human resource development. A conscious attempt to encourage reading habits among school children had been taken up by CBSE way back in 2003 (vide circular no. 17 dated 16 July, 2003) and many after that. Now under Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) and grading in Secondary education right from the primary classes, the importance of fostering interest for reading books among children of all ages has increased. As part of the Formative Assessment in CCE Reading Projects are also taken up in CBSE schools in a systematic manner. Various modes of assessment such as conducting reviews, scripts, reading, discussion, open houses, interact with the authors are considered. In today’s world where national and international boundaries have no existence for a global citizen English language has acquired the role of an important medium of communication. It has become the language for knowledge seeking as we move towards knowledge-based economy. CBSE envisages that all language skills need to be integrated into the English...
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