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CRISIS IN EDUCATION
August 24 -26, 2007
Prof. Dr. Madhavan IMM - Bangalore

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Education can give ………

Education Crisis
Theme 1

Country Community Education

is not Company is not Commerce is not Economics

Prof. Dr. Madhavan Bangalore

August 2007 Cell: 0 98860 67232

Education Crisis Theme 2

Country Quality Education

is is

Community Quality Community Building Country

Building Education is

Prof. Dr. Madhavan Bangalore

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Education Crisis History

Most experienced Country in Education Guru + Sishya = Gurukul Concept Guru’s instructions - Right Attitude - Right Action - Right Conduct - Right Seeker of Truth Macaulay broke this system, marked the beginning of crisis.
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Education Crisis History
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 colour, but English in taste, in opinions, words and intellect." Britain needed a class of intellectuals meek and docile in their attitude towards the British, but full of hatred towards their fellow citizens. It was thus important to emphasize the negative aspects of the Indian tradition, and obliterate or obscure the positive. Indians were to be taught that they were a deeply conservative and fatalist people - genetically predisposed to irrational superstitions and mystic belief systems. That they had no concept of nation, national feelings or a history. With British unique organizational skills and energetic zeal, they would raise India from the morass of casteism and religious bigotry. These and other such ideas were repeatedly filled in the minds of the young Indians who received instruction in the British schools and British trained Schools.
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Education Crisis Present Position

UNESCO for Peace thro’ Education, Science & Culture 2% Universities has potential for excellence – UGC report India has 3 Universities in Worlds’ Top 500 ( Israel has 6 and China has 8) Poor Quality of Education - Rote learning, Tuition Classes, Poor teaching - Reservations, Anti merit, Politiking - A Business proposition - Mismatch with the needs of Industry
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Education Crisis Good Education

Proof of good education is in the result it produces, rather than producing list of reasons for failures. We debate & discuss well. But we lack courage & Conviction to act. We must “De learn & Re learn” as past successes are not good enough for future problems Education System – A Change Agent. Education – Developing Human Capacities
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Human Capacities
Knowing See Head Mind Truth Logic/Epistemology Truth Cognitive Domain Cognitive Psychology Reason Loving Feel Heart Heart/Soul Unity Ethics/Aesthetics Beauty Affective Humanistic Compassion Creating Act Hand Body Justice Metaphysics Good Psychomotor Behavioral Courage

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Education Crisis Some Questions

Is our education relevant? Does it produce solutions or problems? Is it flexible for changes? How is our Quality of Teachers and their motivation? How is our quality of Teaching Methodologies and Materials?

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Education Crisis Some Crisis points

Declining Quality of Teachers Disinterested Students in take Lack of vocational focus & opportunities Not recognizing learning disabilities and environments. Overdose of theory and too little practical work Failure to promote Collaborative Team work and encouraging individual competency
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Ideal Education need 3 Hs
We are what we Think, Feel and Do. These functions are organizationally related to our Three Hs namely Head Heart Hand

Einstein used his Head intelligence

Mother Theresa used her Heart Intelligence

Sachin uses his Hands Intelligence

Each one have their own Intelligence and play an important role in one’s work / life performance.
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Education Path
Highly Dependant Towards Independent Learn Interdependent

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Takes Help from Others

Language & Numbers

Science &

Professional

General Knowledge Know. & Training

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Gives Help to Others

Learning

Loving Play & Fun

Understanding Knowledgeable Fun & Think Think & Decide Higher Sec. Adolescent College Adult

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Primary Child
Growth

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Education Focus
Education Focus is on Students.
Because: They are the future. They look forward to us for guidance. They do mostly what we do; (and not what we want them to do.) The responsibility squarely lies with us.
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Education for Students ?
A piece of Cake?

A Threat?

A Do or Die?

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Influencing Forces
on Students
Parents Teachers

Student

Society
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Influencing Forces
With all the 3 forces (P,T,S) Conducive or Constraining puts Students in a highly Dynamic State. The net resultant effect is a Good / Average / Bad Student.
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Understanding Students
To understand a Child, you have to be that Child. To understand a Mother, you have to be that Mother. To understand a Student, you have to be that Student. How a Student perceive - Parents / Teachers - Friends / Peers - Environment (Politics, Policies, People) - Media (TV, Cinema, Papers-Magazines) in relation to his / her studies is critical. That will determine his / her approach to path of Education.
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Student characteristics
That determine quality of Education Study habits Age Sex/Gender Motivation Learning Style Cognitive development Socio / emotional / economic development Moral and character development Urban / Rural.
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LEARN/TEACH TOTALITY
Benefits
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Low Threat

Friendly
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Self Esteem

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Relaxed

Teach/

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Core Idea

Learn Modalities Visual Audio
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LEARN/TEACH DYNAMICS
Laws of Learning/Teaching Dynamics :
(similar to Newton’s Law of Motion)

1. Everybody, remains in his/her state of Present Mind or of Pre-set Mind, unless otherwise he/she is kindled by an external Teachers Force of Mind. 2. The rate of change of Attitude in Learning is proportional to the Impact - Impression applied by the Teacher and takes place in the direction of the attitude (Positive or Negative). 3. For every learning, there has to be an equal and opposite de-learning. (Past learning with pre-set ideas is an obstacle to learn anything new. That’s why Children learn better).
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Teacher characteristics
That determine quality of Education Values, Beliefs and Attitudes Performing Skills Personality Content domain (knowledge of subject matter to be taught) Human growth and development Psychology Learning theory (behavioristic, cognitive, humanistic, social cognition) Teaching/learning process (concepts and principles as well as
their application in formal and informal environments).
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What are the Professional (UNI) Teacher Competencies?

1. Knowledge of Content and Skills Areas 2. Knowledge of Learners and the Learning Process 3. Instructional Planning 4. Use of Instructional Strategies 5. Learning Environment and Classroom Management 6. Use of Communication Strategies 7. Assessing/Diagnosing/Evaluating Strategies

8. Use of Motivation Strategies 9. Use of Problem Solving/Decision Making Strategies 10. Home-School-Community Relations 11. Use of Technology 12. Use of Multicultural Gender Fair (MCGF) Strategies 13. Human Relations Skills 14. Professional Characteristics/Personal Qualities

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Students Expectations from Teachers
Ranking of “Attributes of a Good Teacher” Contrasted with School & Colle ge Learners

Ranking of Students Expectations

Scho ol Learners R ankin g Are fri endl y Are fi rm but not stri ct Teach M oti vati ng & Fun l essons I nvol ve al l l earners ; do not di scri mi nate Have a good sense of humor Do not burden wi th busy home work Are passi onate/ en thusi asti c abou t teachi ng Are pati ent/ tol e ran t/ sympathe ti c Encourage & Reward al l l earners Are cal m and rel axed Create an a tmosphere of goodwi l l Respect l earne rs and thei r i deas Can m anage a cl ass very effi ci entl y Do not domi nate thei r cl asses Thei r l essons have ‘ surpri ses’ Don’ t hesi tate to i mprovi se Use audi ovi sual materi al s co nfi dentl y Are fo cused on the l ear ners Are cal m/ cool / rel axed/ l ai d back Are crea ti ve wi th materi al s & techni ques Have good com muni cati on ski ll s Are know l edgeabl e about thei r subj ec t Are properl y qual i fi ed Are organi zed Are confi dent Can expl ai n wel l Are supporti ve Are com petent l anguage use rs Understand/ know l earne rs wel l I nteres ti ng as persons Prof. M adhava n / B angal or e 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Col lege Learners R an king

6 5 18

2 3 9

4

17 20 1 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 19

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Duties / Responsibilities
Students
1. Have Self Confidence 2. Take keen Interest 3. Develop Good Habits

Parents
1. Friendly loveable approach 2. Do not compare with others 3. Create and give them better opportunities 4. Discuss Problems 5. Do not impose your views 6. Give freedom of choice 7. Adopt consultative process in decision making

Teachers
1. Inspiring approach 2. Interesting Class room sessions 3. Cooperative and Participative learning process 4. Discuss answer sheets 5. Have Mock conference, seminars & Exams 6. Use computer Educational Aids 7. Give pictorial, graphical, mapping notes

4. Get rid of bad friends 5. Understand / Respect Parents and Teachers 6. Make the best use opportunities 7. Be attentive in classes

8. Put in the best efforts
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Education Crisis Key Crisis points

Purpose of Education to build Character first and Commerce next. LPG – a driving force of Economy so also for Education.
(Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation)

Business / Property / even Politics are hierarchically inherited. They do not provide Social Economic equality Education is the only way to provide equality among community. It must be more of Social oriented than Business oriented.

Prof. Dr. Madhavan Bangalore

August 2007 Cell: 0 98860 67232

Education Crisis Key Crisis Causes Inability to convert Plans into Reality. Building Private Education Empires creating disparity with Haves and Have-nots. Lack of Role Models in Teachers and Leaders. Excess learning burden on Children Encouraging Right Answers rather than possible alternative (innovative) answers Inertia to change meeting the needs of industry, Nation and the World
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Education Crisis Possible Solutions Empower local Teams ( Parents, Teachers and Society) to ensure Plans are realized. Provide equality and access to Education both geographically and economically. Create opportunities for continuous learning and Training for Teachers / Leaders including exchange program with global players Make learning Fun and Play for Children Educating to think creatively and innovatively Nationalize Primary / Secondary Education (to retain value and culture) and Globalize Higher Education (to provide world class opportunities)
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Education Crisis Conclusion Crisis is a situation of too many problems to solve with too less leadership, time and resources. Crisis indicates lack of research and anticipation of possible problems and Preparations to meet them Education is an Investment for the future of an Individual, Nation and the Global Community. A wrong decision to day will have worse effects in the years to come. In Education, let us : 1. Keep Community first. 2. Mould character with harmonized Think, Talk and Action 3. Teach by Living 4. Create Servant Leaders 5. Believe Quality Education = Quality Community = Quality Nation 6. Take personal responsibility in building a Quality Nation.
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Education Crisis
Parents Must Be Our Partners

“Good education starts in the living rooms of the citizens. It starts with a mom or a dad saying, ‘you turn off the TV and practice reading.’ It means, get rid of the tube and get into the books.”

-President George W. Bush, August 2001

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August 2007 Cell: 0 98860 67232

Education Crisis
Education – Transformation Agent

"For India to get transformed into a developed nation by 2020, education is an important component. Our education policy should ensure that India is transformed into a developed nation,"

- Former President of India, A.P.J. Kalam

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August 2007 Cell: 0 98860 67232

Prof. Dr. Madhavan Bangalore

Guess who is teaching whom and what ?

August 2007 Cell: 0 98860 67232

Thank You
Email: profmadhavan@yahoo.com

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