India and its impressive growth story had made many sit back and take notice.It was one of the few countries, whose economy had done well in the last few years. But, this was true only of a few sectors, which had grown drastically and had triggered growth for the economy on the whole. It was interesting as well as ironical, that while on the one hand the IT sector was booming, registering growth and development for the country, on the other, primary education was in an abysmal state and languished without proper policy and investment. It is this undesirable condition of primary education, and its dangerous portents for the future growth of the economy that.
The Indian educational system is full of disparities.On the one hand, India possessed some of the finest brains in the world. Its engineers, doctors and management graduates had won laurels from all over the world. Most of the MNCs are setting up offices in India, and “knowledge process outsourcing” had become the latest catchword of the day. Yet there exists an ugly face in terms of India’s record in primary education.Other developing countriesii, including some of India’s neighbors had done far better in the area of primary education. These countries, such as, China, Srilanka,Thailand etc. had universalized primary education much earlier. India was extremely slow to universalize the primary education, thus depriving many of its potentially bright children of the advantages of education. The decision to universalize primary education had increased the enrollments in the primary schools, however, the drop out rates of children from elementary schools remained very high.Further, the drop out rate was almost 7% higher for females at the primary level.
The Solution Model
The ideal solution to deliver high quality education would need A Complete Transformation .
Retain the Smiles of Children
Defined Role of Parents
Create Willing Learners
Create Life Long Learners
Create Autonomous Learners
Recognise & Nurture Talents.
Manage knowledge collectively
Cultivating apptitude for Entrepreneurship
THE EDUCATION SYSTEM HAS A TREMENDOUS RESPONSIBILITY TO TRANSFORM A CHILD INTO A LEADER -- THE TRANSFORMATION FROM
"WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR ME"
"WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU ?"
The most important part of education is to inculcate in the students the spirit of
"We Can Do It"
Whatever model is adopted, it has to ensure result, any model would need to keep the teachers, students, society and Government answerable to one another. There are ways to combine all these into an innovative and holistic solution.
Almost inevitably,the thoughts drift towards the use of information technology as a magic bullet that would solve many problems. There was no doubt that as things stand today information technology had created a digital divide, which had worsened the situation of the children of disadvantaged sections, by creating information barriers. Quality information available through the Internet and computer was a costly affair and not accessible to children from disadvantaged sections. But, most of the children from better off sections could afford computers and Internet either at school or at home. Lack of such exposure also reduced the chances of employment of these children when they entered the job market, as most of the jobs required basic understanding of computers and Internet. All students should learn how to use technologies for aiding their learning process.The Teachers job becomes more important with the technologies.