Monday, March 25, 2013

Education


Super hero showing about the importance of knowledge

The various articles of the Indian Constitution provide for education as a fundamental right and so most universities in India are controlled by the Union or the State Government. The importance of education in building a moral society is undeniable yet it seems that our educational system torpid the reasoning capacity of the young ones. Learn and reproduce it is the motto of our educational system, not understand and apply it. The sparks of reasoning and logic are allowed to evolve in an average Indian youth only after he hurdles the senior secondary barrier. The governments emphasis on quantity while paying least care for quality is one of the greater worries, it is not only the infrastructure that I am talking about its the lack of teachers, quality of most even if present, the general method of teaching and the out dated materials used for it.

The selective process of private schools and the care free attitude of the public schools towards majority of young ones who might need a different approach (especially at the primary level) than our current educational format are producing a large percentage of under educated citizens in the majority section (that is the lower and lower middle class section) drawn in superstitions and orthodox mentalities.  Adolescence is the most sensitive and speculative phase in a human life hence most dangerous, how an adult individual think, behave and interact with his/her fellow beings and other living things depend on his/her experiences in this phase, so at most care and time should be given to children at this time especially to those bellow ten years old.

It is the majority section of our nations population that suffer from this, no one cares about them in their childhood but are ready to pound on each and every mistakes they make in their later life. Instead of blaming the society we should concentrate our energy and resources in providing quality education with basic necessities like roofed classrooms, bathrooms and play grounds such that no child grow without moral values and lack of basic knowledge. In case of the minority sector children (upper and upper middle class), high tech schools with well fashioned teachers seems mandatory and this may in turn develop an individual with high standards of living just like their parents but not necessarily one with good values and vision. A centralized system is what we require, irrespective of language and culture providing more importance on building an idealistic society with mental hygiene rather than selfish vying individuals.

'The current system is fine, don’t change it and make it fun for children, they need to study and work beyond their limits, write exams and should score good grades, this is a competitive world so nothing else matters, you are going to be a doctor or an engineer or something else' these are the limited visions that most parents carry. They don't care what their children are becoming inside, whether they are going to be a sociopath or a sadist, all that matters to them is the grades and the jobs they gonna get not the young innocent mind and the adult he is going to become. In most criminal cases the bud for antisocial tendencies in an individual is directly influenced by his childhood life so the best way to control inhuman crimes is to provide good quality systematic and compulsory education rather than passing new laws each month, hoping to resolve the problems caused by mental scar with fear of punishment.

Some great initiatives and reforms can be seen all over the country by NGOs, were an entirely new system of quality learning for under privileged children is adopted by many. Even if the systems developed by such NGOs show results, a sudden full scale change in the school educational system as a reform to build a bright thinking future generation is a good dream but not a practical one. The problem is not the children but the parents; any sudden change in the routine is unacceptable to most so the appropriate way to implement the system is by small gradual changes. We do have a prime example for this in front of us and that too in the educational history; the way the British approached and changed the whole educational system of India to their beneficiary style. So here is my thought to prevent evil, reform our education system, take proper care of children, give them proper knowledge and let them think and reason, the rest will become history and a more beautiful nation will emerge which can finally take pride on its citizens as much as its soil. 

Education for children

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9 comments:

  1. When you say that the current system is fine, which system do you refer to?

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    1. It's not me who is saying that the current system is fine, its majority of the parents in India. By the current system I meant that used only to increase the literary rate of our country which has no purpose or vision.

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  2. //all that matters to them is the grades and the jobs they gonna get not the young innocent mind and the adult he is going to become.//

    Well said Rahul ! It is indeed the most painful fact that parents are worried only on the scholastic achievement of their children, rather than the moral values. This may not lead to a fruitful future. But when are the adults gonna realise this ?

    The syllabus is very high but the in depth knowledge is zero. We cover all subjects but the essence of knowledge is missing. Rote learning is at its peak. I agree with you Rahul, that our education system needs to be reformed at the earliest possible and we all should step forward for this cause.

    Thanks for your valuable thoughts !

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  3. Lovely Post. Yup, the current system has to change for the better. It has no spark and all stink. :)

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  4. Rahul well said. I do wonder what is the vision of school education in India or for that matter in its different states. In my understanding creating equal and sensible citizen is not its vision. And there it goes.

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  5. Fantastic article!

    The current education system in India seems to be of great concern and in need of development.

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    Hope this helps,

    Ben




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