24 August 2016

Engineering marvels of ancient Indians

This morning there was a very informative programme about contributions of Indian kings in Cambodia on `NATGEO People' TV channel.

Oddly, such amazing facts of history are not even mentioned in our school history textbooks.

Instead of inculcating values including taking pride in our heritage and contribution of our ancestors, parents and teachers of today seem to place aggressively strong pressure on children only to score marks, succeed in the job market and live comfortably. In other words we seem to be keen on transforming our youngsters into money making machines.

Every right minded school academic in our country knows as to how value education is arrogantly pushed aside in favour of other curricular subjects for no right reason such that our youngsters are stressed and arrogant without knowing their roots.  

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I am a retired K-12 Education Management Professional. I have worked at different levels in K-12 school systems, textbook publishing, elearning and Education NGOs. I have held memberships in The Association for Science Education (UK), American Association of Physics Teachers and The Malaysian Institute of Physics. I hold a 1st class B Sc Degree in Physics followed by B Ed [English and Physical Science] and M A [Childcare and Education] degrees. My published works include 59 articles in teacher development magazines in India and the US and a book entitled `Creative Classrooms and Child Friendly Schools' (listed in Amazon). This book is almost an anecdotal account of my professional experience in six countries (including Cambodia where I worked as Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Education, Youth And Sports). I served as mentor in the Certificate of Teaching Mastery Program offered by Teachers Without Borders.