Macmillan’s custom publishing programme caters to different school preferences. This flexibility allows educational resources to be organised according to requirements of individual or academic institutions. Choose from our list of print and digital resources for K-12 that will suit your learning and teaching needs
Macmillan India, has also partnered with various state governments to enhance English-speaking proficiency and communicative competence which in turn will promote growth of children across India. Some of our partnerships are listed below
Directorate of School Education, Delhi Senior students are at the threshold of their adult lives and must possess proficient language skills to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels. To further this, Delhi Government launched Project Spoken English. Macmillan Education, known for creating quality education solutions wherever required, joined hands with British Council to provide a bespoke program to enhance spoken English skills for Delhi Government schools. This grand task was achieved through creation of robust content, teacher recruitment, academic and operational support and pedagogical skills to deliver the 160-hour Spoken English course. The program was spread over summer vacation during May-June of 2018 & 2019, reached over 40,000 students and over 1600 teachers. Overall, 80% students and teachers reported a high level of confidence in the course.
The program employed various modes of teaching, training and evaluation. Student centric methodology including high engagement, group work alongwith independent learning sessions. Success was ensured by focused teacher training in pedagogy and peer-to-peer teaching. Independent evaluation was conducted by Trinity College London and was found that students reaped great benefits from the program.
In 2010, Macmillan created ‘English Language Kit’ specially designed for primary school children of Marathi Medium Schools. This was a unique program, where children learned English language skills through play & learn method. The kit had various games which made learning fun. Orientation programs on the usage of the kits were conducted for teachers from government schools. The Kit contained the following:
1. Alphabet pairing set
2. Alphabet puzzle set
3. Word forming set
4. Pictorial alphabet puzzle
5. Rhyming words set
6. Audio cassettes of rhymes
7. Exercises in spoken English
8. My first English Marathi Dictionary
9. Electronic toy
10. Hidden letters Book of ABC
11. Magic wheel of words
12. Flash Card Set
In 2006-07, a program called ‘Kites’ was created that changed the way that English was taught to children from different linguistic skills. These children had little or no exposure to English either at home or in their environment. This series challenged the myth that English can be taught only through English!
‘Kites’ was created after careful research and deliberations with the teachers and grassroots workers in non-metro schools across the country.
The series is doing extremely well in schools in smaller towns has been recently revised in 2014 in use.
Going a step further, in 2009-10, Macmillan and VBERC provided resource support to DIET for conducting training of the Education Volunteers. We co-created the teacher training and development modules.
In 2007 Macmillan tied up with UNICEF for the prestigious global project for Meena storybooks.