Change The System of Education In India And The World
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Education and the school system has come a long way. The first school was started centuries ago but still had something more than our modern education system. It was called practical learning, learning to live not to gain marks and get a college admission. That means we have gone down from the school system which was followed in the past to the present, yet we are in the year 2017 and we are following a system which is cruel and worst than the past yet we think so much about the future but do not prepare for the future. This is exactly happens in our current education system. We have to remember a fact that all people are unique and everyone has different aspirations and dreams which they hope to achieve. Only when they grow up they find out its not as easy. The school system especially in India prepares students for marks and promotion, not for the future. We are now in 2017 and we still follow industrial age principles in school. The factory rings a bell each hour and gives a small break in between. The workers follow instructions given by the executives and that's how they spend their whole life working just to make a living. Doesn't this sound similar to the current school system? Each period as they ring a bell we have to go to our next class and we're given a small break in between to have our lunch. When the teacher asks us to open our textbooks we have to do so even though each one of us has a different interest. Just because the adults consider below 18 as minor, we the students do not get any right of opinion even though we are sparking with new ideas and creations inside. Every student has to learn the same thing in the same class as others even though each one has a different interest. So why are everyone at school? Cause only then you can at least get a basic job cause now occupations are based on your graduation rather than skill set. Only if we change the school system we can change the perspective of the society. In school we go to get marks and to pass the grade. Do we the students actually learn something for life? Then we have the standardized testing system. As the name suggests it's standard for all students. So each uniquely different student has to learn the same way and write the same test. We the students are given a short amount of time and are expected to be through with the concepts and get marks in the exams. If we don't understand in the given amount of time we are considered to be failures in life although maybe the only thing that student required was more time to shine or a different method of teaching. Even the person who invented standardized testing Frederick J. Kelly has quoted "these tests are crude to be used and should be abandoned". Why should students only be able to choose specialized courses only in 11th grade? Each and every child has a different dream from their childhood which they would want to achieve in,but due to the standardized system and society the students get influenced at a very young age and the adults of the society decide what the children should become when he or she is older. When we talk about freedom of all rights, then shouldn't we the students also have a freedom of choice and a freedom to follow our dreams? Why should we learn everything which one might find useful and the student might find useless until 11th grade? Even in 11th grade you don't have much of a choice. In India you only have 3 or 4 main streams which you can choose and you have to learn that for the next 2 years. If you have a different dream when you're in 11th grade and decide to become and engineer so you end up striking the Biology group but then suddenly after you want to become a doctor after 12th grade you will be unable to do so as the colleges will not give you admission as they claim you have to be a biology student. So the current education system in India does not accommodate different dreams of the students. Finland routinely tops rankings of global education systems and is famous for having no banding systems — all pupils, regardless of ability, are taught in the same classes. As a result, the gap between the weakest and the strongest pupils is the smallest in the world. Finnish schools also give relatively little homework and have only one mandatory test at age 16. So if they can do it why can't we as well? So why should we the students fight to change the school system in India? Because we are the ones going through this immense stress and pressure. We the students need to make a change. If we win this, we can prepare for the future and focus on collaboration rather than competition. If we lose, generations and generations to come will face the same problem or maybe even worst. So all of us together can make this happen. All the students suffering from this cruelty can finally show their true skills and most importantly be themselves not for the society. This is on behalf of all the students who are affected but are going to be the future of this country and the world. If we change the education of India we can skyrocket to the top and even all the students across the world will see and implement the same. We the students as a whole untied together can do anything.
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