Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What they do not teach in schools.....

It is very interesting to observe that schools do not teach us most of the skills needed for life.

We study maths and learn technical stuff like how to count, add, subtract but never learn that just numbers can be misleading. We study history and learn when a war was fought but never learn why nations fail or succeed. We learn to measure density of water but never taught how precious water is. Schools do not teach how to make decisions.... forget about schools, no one teaches us how to make decisions. While making decision, what all will you consider, who all will you consider are the two big questions. Personality development experts (or so called) make money knowing that all most all people get confused and try getting support in this area.

I wonder why do we learn geography in first place. There is no connection between history and geography we learn. How can that be? Great nations exploit their natural resources and win the world. Why is this not taught? What is the point in learning that Cuba is Sugar bowl of world while not understanding what is the issue between Cuba and USA?

Schools have a lot of moral stories for young children. But unfortunately whatever happens to 'history' happens to moral science too. Wars are fought and no one knows why some one won or lost!!! Greedy dogs and thirsty crows do not teach anything to the children. Even when children learn something from these stories and enhance the stories, it is not recognized. What is the reason? Is it the quality of teachers, syllabus or again, respect for people? Don't we treat our children as individuals and don't we think that they need to think independently?

Hopefully, the recent increase in the salaries of the teachers will attract knowledgible people to the teaching profession and hopefully, we Indians will start respecting ourselves.... Life will change.... for the better.....

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