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[转载](转载)The downfall of the “Modern Education System”

已有 1548 次阅读 2014-11-26 16:50 |系统分类:观点评述|文章来源:转载

Education today – Matter of importance or a Business game.

Numerous institutions, several courses, 100s of curriculums still many of us struggle for jobs, compromise with our careers, do things that we don’t really ever wanted to do & drag a life. Education providers are pure businessmen these days, they are all about money, revenue & profits. Over promising & under delivering, no selection criteria just filling in seats. I don’t even need to talk about it, I am sure at one point of time whether it was for yourself, your siblings, your kids or anyone else, you have expected & have been disappointed with the education system you particularly chose after a lot of research consultation & study.

Education has become expensive, obsolete & unrealistic.

There used to be times when all students had to do was study, really really hard to get one of those 30 seats at a reputed institute. When individuals strived hard to cram their books just for that one scholarship. Today the scenario is different, we mortgage, borrow, lease & do all kind of financial compromises just to get our kids into a good institution (which by the way printed on its brochure that seats were limited but there were 300 students in the same batch). No one can measure the pain & disappointment of a middle class kid who sees another child having 5 backlogs in his school graduation exams & still getting into the same institution right next to them, but that kid won’t complain because of the fact that his guardian already mortgaged the house they lived in to be able to afford the tuition fee for the institution. Later in life this kid struggles silently carrying the burden of the responsibilities life has put onto him & forging a career into a future-less black hole of uncertainties. Who to blame? The student & his family for not making the right choice or the knowledge imparting body that apparently only counts a student as a customer account for the duration the students spends at their facility. Math takes five back steps when we talk about counting the number of institutions that exist & the ones that are opening all fresh.

Everyone wants a job no one cares about knowledge or qualifications.

Not only institutions but individuals contribute a lot more to it. The confidence amongst people, the self-belief of being able to fulfill own aspirations is flickering like the flame of a candle in rain. Everyone is running to win but unaware of the track they want to follow. We search for institutions who promise us a job even before we analyze our own capabilities or desires, or before we judge what we are good at.

This practice is not only killing the immense possibilities that wait in for us in future but also tie us, confined us to a net we weave ourselves. The worst part is, we realize this when it’s always too late & then we’re not left with many choices, so we pick up a topic & blame the institution we chose & curse it.

Value of what is taught is less, how much you spend to learn is more.

Truly the era of show biz that we have entered has impacted our entire human system. Just like we’re worried about what we are going to wear for the weekend party & what other people will think of us, we worry about which higher education program we should opt. Who gives a damn you scored 99% on your calculus exam the spotlight is on the average scoring kid whose dad sent him to that international university & it costed him a fortune. Exceptions excluded but that international guy will sure have an advantage & a labelled head start with the amount of money he spent on education written all over it in a job interview that both might take in future.

Academic competition is dying in front of advertisement structure.

No one cares what you do, the whole agenda revolves around what you say you can do.

Advertisement is a great tool & it has proven its worth to a fair extent in past few decades. But a matter as imperative as education, is it really fair to judge its authenticity with advertisement. I for one (despite of being from the advertising industry) think it shouldn't be. Now this should not be mistaken with spreading the word. Letting people know what you offer with highlighting its prospects in future is entirely different from creating a hoax & luring individuals into a web by making false promises.

Categorizing students is important categorizing institutions needs priority.

Education providers have a right to pick their students on what criteria they find is suitable. But we seem to have given them the power of making us believe that we are the chosen ones when in real we are just a part of their money making herd. No one can help in this, only we as individuals need to categorize & save ourselves from these so called self-proclaiming advanced institutions & choose what’s right by doing enough research & keeping our patience in hands. A stitch in time saves nine but why rely on stitches for the rest of our lives when spending a few more time units can actually help us judge & choose better. Makes sense? Don’t hurry, invest time & choose wisely.

Why educational marketing should be well thought over before implementation?

I am so glad that I work for an organization that has a prime goal of doing something different & with a focus of adding value to its associates in terms of education. Not just reeling in money.

Education is sought after, but it’s not a product that can be sold like a shampoo bottle. (We all know our hair won’t become like Julia Roberts like in those ads). Then why should we believe what salary we’d have in our first job even before we got into college. It is serious stuff. What it all comes down to is that education is no joking matter, marketers should not put their activities to an end but the hoaxes, fake promises, false claims & exaggerated know how, should be put to rest. This is an individual’s future & life, on a bigger frame isn't it individuals who form a country & the entire world.

An apology from “The kid in a professional suit on the college prospectus you are taking admission in without thinking”




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