Parent desires to have the best and good quality education for their kids, whose curriculum start early of age.
Nursery entrees occupy on national head and excitedly debated on leading TV channels. This makes sentimental parents to divert their own unfulfilled dreams on their kids’ tiny shoulder. This is part of the challenges of growing up in India, and “the system” ingrained into the social fabric of the nation.
The scheme picks the whole thing for poor kids, independently verbalizing about the students must study and for the period.
Part of the system includes exams, an unfair device of refereeing young, brilliant brains’ yearly activities within a span of 3 hours. The desires of young growing individuals are extra-curricular activities.
In conclusion, after spending a quarter of their lives in academic institutions, students graduate as doctors, engineers, and MBAs in enormous numbers.
Change in the Education System:
Bill Gates has mentioned recently that India’s education system needs changes.
There are ever so many Indians commented on the education system in addition to Bill Gates, making an effort for a change in the academic system in the country.
Mukti Patel and Praharsh Patel, millennial siblings from Anand, Gujarat, were trying to revolutionize the Indian schooling system with the concept of ‘Democratic Schooling’.
“Nowadays Education has become a burden for the young minds in India. It’s not only tiring for the students, but parents and teachers as well,” says 31-year-old Mukti, who is securing the research and planning with her 22-year-old brother Praharsh.
About Democratic School:
The students of their own assumes charge for their own lives, learning, and of the school. They are at liberty to have their own activities and choose subjects of their interest.
The democratic schools generally admit students by the age of four and will not isolate students by age, by which students can learn from interacting with others even if they are elder or younger than themselves.
Employees of Democratic Schools:
The employees of democratic school are ready to assist indirectly. They exchange their experiences with students to train them in tackling any crucial situation.
They can be well estimated as a democratically governed setting for self-directed learning, where students have the advantage of an age-mixed community of friends and colleagues.
Getting National and Global Recognition:
Mukti and Praharsh took a travel in India and the world to form study and obtain expertise opinions about the democratic schooling project.
The management of 25 top public schools in India were met and it was placed on record that democratic schools are the next big thing in education.
The idea of democratic school was primarily offered at the Commonwealth Youth Summit, Malaysia and it was commended by the delegates and world leaders. Recently, the plan was presented at Youth Time Global Forum in Dubai, where it was highly treasured by the social entrepreneurship experts and senior academics from across the world.
Fairly a few democratic schools are in western countries and a notable young talent is encouraged there.
The Gujarati brethren considered the western model, before formulating their own tailored to Indian needs.
Consequent of conclusion of the ground work, Mukti is self-confident of flagging off the first school from the new academic session. “We are ready to launch our first school in Gujarat. It will start from pre-schooling stage. From next year onwards, we will begin primary classes,” she says, adding that the process is on the way with the education boards for continuing till higher classes.
“A lot of people are opting for home schooling these days. Their kids get best of home tuitions and give board exams to get their degrees. Our school will allow them to study the subjects of their choice and appear for the board exams for those subjects,” she added.
Praharsh assures that democratic schooling is all about unburdening students from the traditional academic practice.
“Since it’s a project about alternate education system, the school will not put any burden on students. Examinations won’t be the only evaluating factor. There will not be a particular class and eight periods as we have now. Teachers will not go to classes, but students will go to the teachers with their queries,” he explains.
A Promise for Future:
The latest report by ASSOCHAM has held that 20 per cent of graduates from business schools alone got jobs, which is a disturbing sign. The current education policy and employability of the educated youngsters are affected by this.
“If a person is interested in music, why should she or he have to necessarily pass all the exams? This consumes all the time that people can devote to follow their passion and become successful in their respective fields. We are making a humble start to facilitate the future leaders of India by telling them that they must do what they like,” says a hopeful Mukti.