Indian Education: Dearth in skills Developing Reform
Narendar Modi putting his focus and emphasis on the education of India said that skills enhancement is the need of the hour to have a developed industrial state. At the same time a report has been issued which states that India is lacking in the practical training and hands on experience for the learners. 92% of the teachers believe that the education system is most probably cram based.
‘Pearson Voice of Teachers Survey’ states that 92% of the teachers believe that the education system followed in India is totally out dated and cannot be able to enhance the learning capabilities of the students. It is a great hindrance in refining the mind and cognition of the students which stops the out of box thinking as a result of which mostly students are not even liable to sit in the grades or classes in which they are actually studying. Their expertise gets even more dump and they remain stuck in what they have been taught.
In addition to that even parents gave very sheer interests in the comparison between the importance of exam results and skills development. Madhya Pradesh covers the maximum population of the country, 72% parents quoted that they need the exam results at the end to be perfect. Meanwhile the ratio in Kerala was recorded as 61% which displays the lowest one in the country. Deepak Melhrotra, Managing Director of Pearson India told IANS, ‘’ this gap is very important to analyze the present infrastructure’’. This survey included a huge mass of the India comprising 5145 teachers from all over the schools, colleges and universities from almost 247 cities.
Prime Minister’s concerns on educations were analyzed by all the personals and they highlighted the need of revising the teaching and educational framework by putting emphasis on practical and skill developing learning. The teachers were much shocked and surprised from the facts and figures put forth in the survey said that such results are acquired because of lower understanding among the parents regarding the currents educational requirements of a child. Same was asserted about the policy makers of Indian education. Malhotra affirmed, ‘ Other than the teachers, parents and policy makers have to be conscious and concerned about the need of skills a child must learn during his/her learning’’
Irrespective of this dejecting some good piece of news was also stated in the report that almost 72% teachers all over the India also believe that education in India has been improved and enhanced as in comparison to the past decades which shows that some developments have also been made in terms of education. The learning environment is increased a lot agreed by 93% of school teachers and 72% of those who belong to higher educational institutions. No matter how the percentage differs still the entire mass believes that introducing new techs and applications of learning will increase the growth rate of education in the country. But developments made in the portfolio of technology are still giving a gloomy picture of 45% in Delhi the lowest and the highest 61% in Jharkhand.