Priorities and Planning for the Provision of Books

Report of the Commonwealth Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar held at the India International Centre, New Delhi, India, 21 February to 1 March 1973

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For two decades at least, during which time 26 member States of the Commonwealth have achieved independence, various agencies have attempted, under the general heading of “book development”, to encourage and help countries to produce the books they needed to foster their educational aims and policies. But in these countries local production of books has never matched the pace at which the educational systems have developed and the curricula been re-orientated to meet changing aspirations, especially where priority has been given to the use of national or local languages as media of instruction.


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