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Education a Tool

I came to conclusion that many problems and confusions in present India are created by the syllabus used for educating the work force, it starts at primary education, it continues in the higher education, then in policy making and governance. Education used as a Tool to control our society, our culture, our resources and converting our nation.

“As has been noted by numerous scholars of British rule in India, the physical presence of the British in India was not significant. Yet, for almost two centuries, the British were able to rule two-thirds of the subcontinent directly, and exercise considerable leverage over the Princely States that accounted for the remaining one-third. While the strategy of divide and conquer was used most effectively, an important aspect of British rule in India was the psychological indoctrination of an elite layer within Indian society who were artfully tutored into becoming model British subjects. This  English-educated layer of Indian society was craftily encouraged in absorbing values and notions about themselves and their land of birth that would be conducive to the British occupation of India, and furthering British goals of looting India’s physical wealth and exploiting it’s labor.”

“In 1835, Thomas Macaulay articulated the goals of British colonial imperialism most succinctly: “We must do our best to form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern, a class of persons Indian in blood and color, but English in taste, in opinions, words and intellect.”  As the architect of Colonial Britain’s Educational Policy in India, Thomas Macaulay was to set the tone for what educated Indians were going to learn about themselves, their civilization, and their view of Britain and the world around them. An arch-racist, Thomas Macaulay had nothing but scornful disdain for Indian history and civilization.”

Gandhi  wrote in the “Harijan” that Indian education made Indian students foreigners in their own country. The Radhakrishnan Commission said in their Report (1950); “one of the serious complaints against the system of education which has prevailed in this country for over a century is that it neglected India’s past, that it did not provide the Indian students with a knowledge of their own culture. It had produced in some cases the feeling that we are without roots, and what is worse, that our roots bind us to a world very different from that which surrounds us”. Link . .

First incidences made me to think on this topic during 1994, when my son was studying in a school in Oman following CBSC syllabus. A history teacher (Christian, I have to say this mainly because she refused to apologize even in front of the school principal) telling the students during the History class “Shivsena and RSS followers are killing and burning small children, men and women of Muslims and Christians communities in Bombay and many parts of Maharashtra.” While teaching a lesson about India she had said “Britishers gave us knowledge, organization, art, culture and helped us to build our Nation.” God save the generation next !

Even there are many in electronic or print media selected for top posts for their anti Hindu views and leftist connections. This is proved by their daily news and discussion groups. They do not behave with responsibility while giving news about national security or investigations of sensitive cases. Media is responsible for giving importance to the anti Hindu and anti national activities and connected people.

All these damages start from well planned syllabus in the education system from primary to higher education, giving confusing stories, information and references in a very deceitful manner through books of Languages, Geography, History, Science, Economics, Finance, Medicine, Architecture, Engineering and various subjects. This type of education has produced and still producing mob of educated people confused, self centered, disconnected from origin/values/culture of this land. Present education is not related to the modern job requirements in our country or abroad which results in cheap, literate and easily manageable labor force any where in the world. I used word literate because the technology or training or education is only helping to become literate in any subject or profession, where as knowledge is missing, so the expertise is given less importance. I have personally experienced this fact in my 40 years working in India and abroad. Even my children are experiencing these facts for last 5 years in their respective jobs in India.

I have plenty of examples of wrong practices but to giving them in writing or even talk about it is consider as I am at fault and unnecessarily sensitive. I have followed my freedom of expression, you are free to use your freedom of selection.

Indians should seriously think when they decide to go for foreign education, watch this You Tube Link –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpZtX32sKVE&feature=pyv&ad=6739540474&kw=education 

Think . . . . .Think . . . . .Think . . . . .Think . . . . . will you?
Steve Jobs – CEO Apple Computer gives speech at Stanford University
 
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Posted by on July 17, 2011 in Education a Tool

 

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