About Scrapbook – Children’s Publishing Conclave 2017
Publishing for children including K-12, leisure, and supplementary covers 71% market share of Indian book publishing sector, which is the largest chunk of the publishing pie. Future projections indicate that by 2020 India’s literacy rate will touch 90%. It will have direct implication on the growth of this sector.
The Gross Enrolment Rate (GER) in elementary education increased from 81.6% in 2000-01 to 96.9% (provisional figure) in 2014-15. With improvement in the number of schools, facilities in schools and enrolment, the annual dropout rate at primary level has come down by 1.28 percentage point (from 5.62% in 2011-12 to 4.34% in 2013-14). There have been significant steps taken to ensure Right to Education for the children hence the above results are favorable and likely to improve with consistent efforts.
With these remarkable achievements, government’s focus is on improving quality education in schools, especially in rural areas. To achieve this, there is need to focus on the learning outcome of the children.
FICCI has instituted this platform to explore possible collaboration between various actors of the eco-system including children content creators, publishers, offline and online service providers, technology disrupters, teachers, schools, parents, children, and policy makers. Scrapbook – Children’s Publishing Conclave 2017 will also focus on the important aspect of child’s individual learning requirements, and the vital role publishers can play in addressing the same.