Indian Education is on the Crossroads: The role of Teacher-Education
Chaman Lal Banga, Assistant Professor (Education), Department of Education, ICDEOL, Himachal Pradesh University Shimla, Email: [email protected] ABSTRACT
There is a view that the present system of education is, after all, quite reasonable and what we need is to make it a little more sophisticated, much more polished, with some modifications here and there like vocationalisation and job-orientation, and what we further need is to ensure accountability of teachers and educational institutions. It has even been prominently asked, in defence of the present system, if we ourselves are not the products of that astern and whether we are not, more or less, quite well-equipped deal with our responsibilities. t is noteworthy that the greatest representatives of the Indian renaissance, from Maharshi Dayananda Saraswati to Sri Aurobindo had perceived in the ancient Indian system of education such an uplifting and inspiring model that they had all advocated for free India a national system of education, rooted in the ancient Indian conception of education, which would, at the same time, cater to the ideals of internationalism and universality. They had all dreamt of a free India where students would relive the presence and guidance of the wise and benign and courageous Rishis who had sown in the soil of India the seeds of perennial inspiration. They wanted to recreate sanctuaries of living souls who could be fostered by teachers who would, like Vashistha and Vishwamitra, Vamadeva and Bharadwaja, remain unfettered by dogma or any restraining force of limitation or obscurantism. The home of the teacher, which came to be called the ashrarma or gurukula, was centred on students, and each student received individual attention. The teacher looked upon his task as that of an observer, as a helper, as a guide, — not as that of a taskmaster. He taught best, not so much through instruction, as through the example of his wisdom and character and through his personal and intimate contact with the soul of each student. He had no rigid or uniform methods; but he applied every possible method in a varying manner in regard to every student. By K. Rasheeduddin, While much is being touted about the higher education in the country, the scene at the primary and higher secondary education level remains dismal as ever. We celebrate what we have achieved in the course of our progression as a nation. But we have no time to ponder over what we could have achieved. School was the big thing for a long time. School is tests and credits and note taking and meeting standards. Learning, on the other hand, is 'getting it'. It's the conceptual breakthrough that permits the student to understand it then move on to something else. Learning doesn't care about workbooks or long checklists. For a while, smart people thought that school was organized to encourage learning. For a long time, though, people in the know have realized that they are fundamentally different activities. Our education system is suffering from a systemic failure. We failed to evolve a system of education which could provide all our citizens with a level playing field. We have inherited from our foreign masters a legacy of education which did not suit our culture. In due course of time we successfully perpetuated a system where education has become pawn in the hands of a few, a monopoly of the rich and the elite.
Key words: Indian Education, Crossroads, Teacher-Education.
"Education has continued to evolve, diversify and extend its coverage since the dawn of history. Every country develops its system of education to express and promote its unique socio-cultural identity and also to meet the challenges of time".
The education in India is at a crossroads. Its liberal and secular character and content, carefully nourished during the last fifty years, despite several vicissitudes,...
Date: November 20, 2014
Assignment no: 4
The role of education in Standard of living
It has always been the common expression in my family how important education in human life, whether in achieving your personal dream or building a good future. Education provides not only knowledge to the person but it also cultivates the person´s ability through learning experience. In addition to education offers opportunity of achieving good life to those citizens (like for example women and person with physical or mental disabilities) who are denied to have access in well –being elements like education, health, mobility and political participation. It also assists the person to create a better understanding and a good perspective of what life is about and what matters the most.
Education important role is not only in improving the quality of people´s life and their community but it also serve as a powerful key in eliminating gender inequality and reducing poverty. In this paper I will examine how education can help to improve the standard of living of an individual by giving an example based on my family experience. Then, I will discuss in what ways education can help to eliminate gender inequality and reduce poverty rate.
In Philippines most of the people believe that education is the key of...
Student number: 20134571
Science 1 in the Early Years
Assessment: Item 1- Views of teaching and promoting science of young learners
The pedagogy of play can be hard to understand and part of the reason for this is it’s so difficult to explain how children learn by play because play isn’t simply; it is complex. Each child begins their early childhood education with a set of skills and prior knowledge that is influenced by their family, culture and past experiences (Fellows &Oakley, 2010). The past knowledge should become the foundation for developing an understanding of scientific concepts (Duschl, Schweingruber & Shouse, 2007). Children are naturally inquisitive, creative and aware of the world around them (Campbell & Jobling, 2012). Play is an important development tool and an effective way to teach children scientific concepts while using their prior knowledge (Preston, Mules, Baker & Frost, 2007). Learning science through play shows children that science is useful and enjoyable and is a significant aspect of the real world (Bulunuz, 2013). This essay will review teaching science through play, theorists who support play and the way in which the Australian curriculum and EYLF support play pedagogy.
Science and Play
Play pedagogy is a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations. Research shows...
...INDIA'S GROWTH THROUGH ADVANCEMENT IN EDUCATION SECTOR
*Research scholar,sri Venkateshwara university,gajraula
**Supervisor, Maharaja agarsen college,Delhi university.
Education in India today is nothing like it was in Pre-Independence and Post-Independence Era. Education System in India today went through a lot of changes before it emerged in its present form. Presenteducation system in India is also guided by different objectives and goals as compared to earlier time. Present system of education in India, however is based around the policies of yesteryears. After independence, it was on 29th August 1947, that a Department of Education under the Ministry of Human Resource Development was set up. At that time the mission was the quantitative spread of education facilities. After, 1960’s the efforts were more focussed to provide qualitative education facilities. The present research focus on steps through which our indianeducation system had gone through. The basic moto of this research is to show that india has done serious efforts in education nd has shotremendous development but it is still lacking in comparison with developed nations. This study is an effort to suggest some measures for its improvement.
Education in every...
"If you educate a boy, you educate one individual,
If you educate a girl, you educate a teacher.
If you educate a teacher, you educate a community"
Dating back to the olden days, teachers as such were only the males from the Brahmin community and the shatriyas teaching the rich, but now the system is changed, we have female teachers also imparting the art of knowledge and skills. Down the lane, coming to the present the overall quality in education depends on the quality of teachers and that a sound program of professional education of teachers is essential for imparting desired type of education. As FRANCIS BACON said," knowledge is power" implies that teaching is an art that can be acquired through a series of well- designed series of activities, its imperative, therefore due emphasis should be laid on the education of the teachers.
¨According to the Dictionary of education-C.V. GOOD(1973), teachereducation is defined as "all formal and informal activities and experiences that help to qualify a person to assume the responsibility as a member of the educational profession or to discharge his responsibility most effectively.
¨According to the Encyclopedia Of Educational Research(1941), Walter.S.Monroe, defines teacher...
2) A critical review of competencies, skills, theories and approaches
3) Bureaucratic Views
4) Theory X and Theory Y
5) The Systems Theory
6) The Contingency Theory
7) Role Theory
8) Paradigm 1: Christian scientific education management
9) Paradigm 2: Education management
10) Paradigm 3: Education governance and management
11) Collegiality Theory
12) What should Effective Educational Management look like in schools?
14) Reference Page
Schools in South Africa are a unique kind of organisation, with clearly defined goals and policies. Schools function through a hierarchical structure of authority whereby every aspect of the school needs to function accordingly. Schools are also, a dynamic and ever- changing system continually responding to influences both externally and internally. In order for schools to render an effective service of education certain structures need to be in place, and effective undertakings of various management functions need to be prioritised (Naidu, 2008:74). ‘Educational organisations, are human endeavours’ (Owens and Valensky, 2011: 84), and to deal with them effectively is to deal with human social systems. Management effectiveness in schools relates to competencies, skills and approaches. However, school management teams interventions which are aimed at improving their...
1. What is the purpose of education? To transmit culture? To provide social and economic skills? To develop critical thinking skills? To reform society?
I think that the purpose of education is to get the children ready for real life, and provide them the learning skills, and abilities that they will need.
2. What are schools for? To teach skills and subjects? To encourage personal self-definition? To develop human intelligence? To create patriotic, economically productive citizens?
Schools’ purposes are major in every culture all around the world. In my eyes, schools are to educate the general public, young or old for survival in the next chapter in their life, a degree. They are taught the basic skills and subjects to maneuver on to college, or to start life. After the basics, they are taught more in depth skills and subjects. Schools aren’t good just for that. In schools children also gain life long friends, experiences and learn the social skills they need in life.
3. What should the curriculum contain? Basic skills and subjects? Experiences and projects? Inquiry processes? Critical dialogues?
The curriculum should contain all basic skills and subjects, math, reading, language, writing, science, and geography. Then on a second level, to test the knowledge, and for student’s to learn from other students, projects should come in. As for experiences, I think that students that can relate, should share their...
Philosophical Foundations of Education
Unit – 1
PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION
Ravinder Pal Kaur
MEANING OF PHILOSOPHY
Introduction:- Man is always curious to know:
his relationship with god,
his destiny etc. &
this constant effort of man to understand reality may be termed as philosophy. It
is an attempt to unfold life‟s mysteries and find meaning in them. Hence it is
called the Mother of all Arts and the Science of all Sciences.
Etymological meaning:Greek origin :- „Philos‟ + „Sophia‟
i.e. Philosophy = love for wisdom.
Sanskrit origin :- „drish‟ = „to see‟
i.e. Darshan = knowledge of reality.
Dr. Radhakrishnan - Philosophy is a logical inquiry into the nature of reality.
Dr. Baldev upadhyaya - Methodical training or „Sadhana‟.
Humayun Kabir – Philosophy seeks to give knowledge of the whole.
Raymant : An unceasing effort to discover the general truth that lies behind
the particular facts.
John Dewey: Critical reviewing of the familiar things.
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Philosophical Foundations of Education
Alexander: It is metaphysics & also an attempt to study comprehensive topics
like reality and universe.
Nature of philosophy:
1) Philosophy is systematic enquiry about the ultimate reality of the universe.
2) Philosophy is...
...by cultivation and humans by education’
Mr. Shantanu Prakash, Chairman and CEO, Educomp Solutions Ltd., Mr. Harpreet Singh, President, JRE Group of Institutions, Prof. Stephen Rawlinson, Academic President, JRE Group of Institutions, Mr. Siddharth Mukherjee, Director of Corporate Relations, Prof. Pankaj Gupta, Director, School of Management, Dr. Ramesh Agarwal, Director, JRE Group of Institutions, members of the print and electronic media, students of the pioneer batch of MBA Programme and their parents, distinguished invitees, ladies and gentlemen.
1. It is my pleasure to inaugurate the campus of JRE Group of Institutions, in particular the opening of JRE School of Management, which is an outcome of an academic partnership between Educomp Solutions Limited and Raffles Education Corporation Limited. I also take this opportunity to congratulate all those associated with this venture and warmly congratulate the students of the first batch (2011-13) of the JRE School of Management.
Need and importance of education
2. Education, as you are aware, is vital to the human resources development and empowerment in the stages of growth of a nation. In any education system, higher education encompassing Management, Engineering, Medicines etc., plays a major role in imparting knowledge, values, and developing skills and, in the process, increase the growth and productivity of...