Thursday, 16 May 2013

Burgeoning Educational Sector

The educational process has been the subject of much comment by academics and writers. Their observations range from praise to cynicism, mostly the latter. Education is an easy target for criticism because its stated aims are often so nobly ambitious that they have little chance of being realized. It should give us pause that so many people who have made their mark in the world of ideas, who have been acknowledged leaders and innovators, have held formal education and educational institutions in low regard. 
Despite immense planning and investment made in the education sector of India, we still face several challenges that keeps, close about 25% of Indian population still in the darkness of illiteracy. Where on one hand we are seeing a subsequent rise in the number of schools, there on the other hand, we are still facing issues of illiteracy.

Earlier, students wrote on leaf and maintained their manuscripts, then came the age of writing on paper, soon there will be an age where paper would be replaced by digital ipads, notebooks, etc. Technology is taking over everything; even the education sector in India is changing the traditional systems of learning and teaching.

These days, visual media, helps in creating a powerful impact on the brain, so schools are shifting from textbooks to teaching on big screens via projectors. Also, more emphasis is laid on teaching the child by encouraging the student to carry out the given task by themselves. This will give the child a first-hand experience to understand and store whatever I taught to him. 

The government aided schools are also trying to rise from the odds and challenges placed before themselves. The Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, passed in the year 2008 allows any child to enroll themselves into school. This attempt has had certain loop holes in it, but on an overall basis, there has been a slight upward trend noticed in India’s educational growth curve.

This sector is undergoing lots of changes, which are positive in nature and in the years to come, we would experience both government and private players investing heavily into this sector. A change not only implies to change of syllabus but also change in the teaching pattern of the mentors, change in the attitude of both the management and the faculty towards its pupils. This is a give and take relationship, which can function effectively if both sides agree to work systematically, or else the downfall is certain.

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