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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2020, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 34) Last page : ( 44)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2020.00006.6

A Comparative Study of History Textbook of Class X between WBBSE and CBSE

Dr. Sarkar Pradip1,*, Naskar Santanu2

1Assistant Professor, Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanamandira, Belur Math, Howrah, W. B.

2Santanu Naskar, M. Phil. Research Scholar, Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanamandira, Belur Math, Howrah, W.B, santanunaskar18@gmail.com

*Corresponding Author Email: p13dip@gmail.com

Online published on 27 April, 2020.


A history has a unique position in an educational program. It has a close relationship between the persons and agencies involved in the education of a learner (Aggarwal, p. 196). This paper explores comparison the history textbook for STD X of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The data was collected from the existing primary and secondary sources in the following way. The design of the study is flowchart. The qualitative data analysis procedure was followed for the present research work. This study is interested to evaluate the history textbook of WBBSE and CBSE. Evaluation is done with respect to five bases like firstly content which includes key concept of themes, objectives of teaching history in class X and organization as well as presentation of content, take-home message of students, mode of presentation, suggested activities, and lastly chapter end exercise. The study also revealed that, in the WBBSE history book provides the background of freedom movement, national hero and heroin and the involvement of public in the movement. In CBSE history textbook the freedom movement has been ceninimous with the leadership of Gandhi between two national chausses. CBSE has consumed less no. of pages in comparison that of WBBSE. This research addresses the issues like, the history Textbook for STD X of WBBSE take-home message: Independence is to be acquired by all out efforts involving public and leaders, dedication, sacrifice etc. It is not an El dorado. The history Textbook for STD X of CBSE take-home message: The freedom movement mainly depends on leader oriented activities.



Comparative study, history textbook, STD X, WBBSE and CBSE (NCERT).


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