Originally posted by moonwearer
Originally posted by PriteeMisra
I agree, to a great extent now a days parents are to be blamed for how their kids turn out.
We see the parents want to send their kid to costliest school not the school which provides best education. Parents give their kids iphone/ipad to show off their peers. Then why wont kids want to do the same later.
This will definitely sent me off on a rant ...sorry topic too hard to resist...There is an obsession that seems to have set in over the typical Indian mindset...I head an alternative school in South India and what i state is based on very close observation of parents i see here and around me in bangalore and network of friends and family.
We think the earlier we start exerting the pressure and putting a gadget into their hands the better they will be to face any exam or become a tech wizard. Safety issues make us overzealous in keeping them indoors feeding them PS Ds ...i dont know what else. Children as time progresses communicate with parents in their home through gadgets.
Stories are such a way to enthrall folks (we are an example). children are ready to retell plots of serials with themes not suitable for their age...there is very limited story telling and playing with kids the way some of us engage or the way the Dude engages with kids unlike II who tries to buy affection with gifts or threats.
An affluent well connected parent sought a seat in my school stating that my child number 1 is in school A i want Child number 2 in yours as i consider both these as the prestegious schools...he was shown the door and i was labelled arrogant. Parents think like the schoool that plays maximum item number songs for kids to gyrate in school celebrations...the pages of Homework assigned...the
gadgets you use to teach a plant and understand pollution unmindful of the landscape you are located in or the filth you are generating...the number of olympiads you conduct...the hoardings you put up announcing your students as Youngest NASA graduates because they visited NASA but have never watched the sky from your terrace...we have made a tom foolery of education and a mockery of children by treating them like either programmable options or sorry to say this performing dolls that would rattle stuff ones you wind them up in front of guests.
We measure success and happiness in terms of materials and money unmindful of what one endures to reach there or whether it is within the child's aptitude and attitude sphere of a child's life.
The board in an effort to reduce drop outs says pass every child...in higher education start introduce college level concepts at school that cramming they think enhances knowledge and application.
The number of professional college seats out number students so all and sundry get a so called BE or MBBS degree but lack common sense based problem solving skills. We bemoan failure so there is no risk taking and awareness of self ...We pride when Adults consult and act as per dictates of friends and families with absolutely no reflection and thinking on their own.We think how respectful the person is.
Superb analysis SVM.