Ref. My article on the subject on my Facebook Timeline( fb.me/1yrnnwsti) andTwitter dated 10.2.2013.
The main idea is that School Education should be of a nature emphasizing the development of General Knowledge and personality to equip the school graduate to meet all the tasks and challenges of day to day life, than mugging of unnecessary details of the subjects of the curriculum, like the year of birth of Babar or Humayun etc. for example, which are neither going to be remembered, nor come into his/her use in later life !
The Aim therefore ought to be to turn out scholars who are more knowledgeable, disciplined, decent and competent than an Illiterate person, cherishing humanitarian values, and if possible, be able to impart the basic education to children and old men/women who have not had the opportunity to go to school. However, nowadays, the students who pass out of school are mostly bookworms, and don’t have Proficiency in any subject of the curriculum or technical skill, to show !
Dr. Usha Padiyar
Dt. 10. 2. 2013