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‘World is changing’: ISCE Class 3 book dedicates chapter to ‘Changing roles of boys and girls’

A textbook, most probably of ICSE board meant for class 3 has set an example by dedicating a chapter to challenging gender roles.

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New Delhi: In the 21st century, the world has opened us to many new topics that were relevantly less talked about. With the help of Google or textbooks, several new things have been presented to us. What is more important is that these positive changes are imbibed into the minds of the students from a very young age.

A textbook, most probably of ICSE board meant for class 3 has set an example by dedicating a chapter to challenging gender roles. Titled “Changing roles of boys and girls,” a photo of the chapter was shared by an entrepreneur named Mamta Sharma Das on Facebook.

The learning outcomes of the lessons highlight both the boys and the girls are expected to play inside as well outside the house. Besides, it also mentioned that the roles played by men and women in society are changing, and being a boy or a girl does not restrict them from pursuing any occupation.

The page shows a photograph of a child with coloured hair and another one playing football. It then discusses how many people predicted the first picture to be of a girl and the latter of a boy because of the gender roles that expect them to incline towards a certain thing.

Sharing the picture of the chapter on Facebook, Das wrote, “In class three social science book. Sigh! The world is changing for good. #soproud!”

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The netizens flooded the comment section with praises for the change. They appreciated the fact that such positive things are included in the chapters of such young people. One of the commentators wrote, “That’s truly awesome…only worry is that these changes should not remain limited to the theoretical expressions…may our next gen truly live these changes in practicality as well.”

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