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THE PERFECT SYSTEM OF EDUCATION

SOCIETY & SOCIAL SCIENCES

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This book attempts to identify the good and the bad that was in our education system (the one we were a part of), compare that to the current system (the “private school” ecosystem, mainly), and then arrive at a design that might take us nearer to the “ideal” system of education. Written by means of “Open Authoring”, this book lays out a framework toward that “ideal” education system, and aims to capture views and opinions from multiple stakeholders – the students and their parents (the end-product and the end-customer); the teachers, the administrators of schools and colleges, the start-ups operating in this space (the actual “system” – the educators); the policy-makers (the “government”); the Industry/Employers, particularly for Higher Education.



Introduction

Many of us have grown up to be what we are, largely because of the education we have received. Have you ever wondered if our education system has not been the best, and there is scope for improvement? Today, when we see the education system our kids are a part of, we tend to compare that with the one we had. Our system encouraged rote learning; it was based on a common metric of judging all kids, completely centered around gathering information of the outside world; it forced the kids to compete; inculcated fear; it hampered free thinking; it discouraged creativity, and so on. The education system our kids are a part of, is run purely as a business. Though there are some merits in the current system – the lesser stress on examinations, a more holistic approach, new innovative models of imparting education, a line of new start-ups innovating in the edu-tech space – the system is turning more and more capitalistic, and only those who can afford the exorbitant fees of these schools, can have their kids access all this. For the government run schools, not much has changed in the many decades.

This book attempts to identify the good and the bad that was in our education system (the one we were a part of), compare that to the current system (the “private school” ecosystem, mainly), and then arrive at a design that might take us nearer to the “ideal” system of education.

The ideal education system, I believe, is still evolving. The capitalist forces mentioned above can perhaps be seen as a driving force, steering us toward that ideal system – mainly through a trial-and-error approach. Once we’re more confident about what the best might look like, the government can introduce and mandate those concepts into the mainstream.

This is only my opinion, and this book aims to capture many such opinions. Being written by means of “Open Authoring”, this book aims to lay out a framework toward that “ideal” education system. This way, we hope to arrive at a scenario that will successfully capture the views and opinions from multiple stakeholders – the students and their parents (the end-product and the end-customer); the teachers, the administrators of schools and colleges, the start-ups operating in this space (the actual “system” – the educators); the policy-makers (the “government”); the Industry/Employers, particularly for the Higher Education. I read somewhere that designing a good business starts with imagining the endgame. The endgame here is a country with free-thinking, self-confident, fearless, honest individuals. The goal is to design an education system that enables this endgame!

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