17 March, 2006

Followup: Publisher of banned school textbook submits apology

Gulfnews: Publisher of banned school textbook submits apology

Quote:
The book had been taught since 1996 to Grades V and VI students without the knowledge of authorities in a number of schools in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

The Ministry of Education banned the book from high schools after it was confiscated from a school in Abu Dhabi for its offensive content against Islam and breaching Arab rights.

'The Textbook League' review of the book on their website describes the book as "bogus and useless". It also describes it as a "fake" and a "mockery in every sense".

Full review of the book is available on http://www.textbookleague.org/75ginn.htm
Aside: Is this a first for Gulf News, giving a URL for an outside source?

3 comments:

Fahad Al Mahmood said...

The link does not work, John ...... can you fix it?

John B. Chilton said...

fahad,

Thanks for the catch. GN link now fixed...

azucenamaryam said...

You know the sad thing is that they made this comments 10 years ago.

For more information on history manipulation you should read The Lies MY Teacher Told Me: Every thing your American History Teacher Got Wrong bu James W. Lowen and check his website

http://www.uvm.edu/~jloewen/

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