[gnulab-mesce] Syllabus Change Drive

  • From: "ശ്യാം കാരനാട്ട് | shyam karanattu" <aeshyamae@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: mes-fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "GNU Lab @ MESCE" <gnulab-mesce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 08:07:32 +0530

Hi all,
I am now working on setting up a list of syllabi across india, which teaches
proprietary softwares.

Details at http://fci.wikia.com/wiki/Syllabus_Review

Syllabus Review of Indian Educational Institutes to filter out Brandings
> If we hope to make the next generation of Indian students digitally
> literate, Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is the most logical choice.
> However, the syllabus in many academic institutions *mandates* proprietary
> software and mentions them by brand names.
> This prevents teachers and students from choosing the software that best
> suits their needs and budgets. It makes the education system teach products
> not principles. And the benefits go to the owners of the brand names, not to
> the country, or the students or the teachers.
> To bring the benefits of FOSS to Indian students, one of the first steps we
> need to take is to remove the proprietary bias from the syllabus.
> [edit<http://fci.wikia.com/index.php?title=Syllabus_Review&action=edit&section=2>
> ] How you can help
> If you come across examples of brand names being mentioned in the syllabus
> in Primary Education, Secondary Education, Professional Colleges or Others,
> please bring them to our attention. If you can find a link to the syllabus,
> add it to the appropriate section and add information on the brand names
> mentioned in the syllabus.We aim to have a substantial database built up by
> the end of May 2008. We will take this information to education policy
> makers and political parties and get the syllabus changed.

contribute to the wiki during your free time.

happy reviewing

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