Saturday, August 4, 2012

Education System, Already Practical?

This post was initially going to be about what lacks in our current education system. But after some research, I found that it really is hard to co-ordinate all types of education systems and maintain them harmoniously. The concept may look flawless in theory, like an ideal democracy where everyone's voice is heard and everyone participates. An ideal education system is too difficult to execute. There are countless people, hundreds of centres and dozens of states involved.
Though it is true that there are many things that can be improved in this system - teachers could be paid more, books improved, checking pattern corrected. Everyone seems to have have some opinion or the other and all seem the most important and essential, but will tempting teachers with greed really help? Books can be improved, yes, but what exactly is to be improved? Every student has something to offer, and in the end it'll just be a book with blank pages. Checking pattern is stupid, while memorising without understanding is encouraged. But in a population, generalisation is a necessary evil. If you start tapping into resources and checking the students' minds with your own custom marking, there won't be any connectivity and may even start a bribing tradition.

"The primary purpose of a school is to guide the child’s discovery of herself and her world and to identify and mature the child’s talents. It is very easy to look upon from an individual's point of view, but not from the perspective of forty."

Education is not successful as it is, some minute changes(better interaction, field work) might even make it better, but the system will never be able to live up to its potential simply because it is not possible in a practical scenario. This is a double-edged sword, where no ground is the fair ground, and we must rely on the middleman, singular tweaks custom based on students' opinions combined with logic and common sense.


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