September 17,2019 by Lect. Rakesh kumar berwal
** Education and Teacher Conference **
– * Teacher conferences are being held in the entire state on September 20 and 21, in which teachers will discuss in detail about education, learners, education system, syllabus, education policy, teacher honor, teacher-disciple relationship etc. This program seems very normal, but if considered seriously, it is very important. Because it is joining those people who are responsible for nation building. The subject of discussion is also very sensitive because in this, there are discussions regarding the artisans as well as the tools of nation building. In such a program, along with the ruling and opposition, big officials are also involved, who actually have the responsibility of education policy making. The essence of the conference is prepared and sent to the government. The question arises here whether the report received from these conferences is ever seriously discussed in the government. Are their points taken seriously while making policy? Are teachers responsible for leaders and officials in these conferences?
Are teachers able to put their point in front of leaders and officials in these conferences properly? If the answer to all these questions is positive, then why is the same demand being kept in every year’s conferences? If the answer is negative then what did we get besides such a waste of time and money in such conferences? Along with finding answers to all these questions, it becomes necessary to consider some important aspects.
1.- Education and Government- When a government is formed in any state or country, then that government is for the citizens of that entire state or country, after the formation of the government, there is no government of the concerned political party or coalition. Every decision is taken keeping in mind the welfare and public sentiments of all citizens. Are governments doing this? This is not only a question, it is the foundation of the entire education system. If we are not able to strengthen this foundation, then this conference is nothing but fraud. Public representatives have to answer this, not teachers?
2.- The basic work of the teacher and the government- The basic work of the teacher is to teach, teach in simple words. Is the government getting the teacher to do his basic work or is it only in the cradle of government orders? It is kept in every conference or seminar that regret has not been received till today except for the assurance of the teacher to do his original work. The answer will also have to be given to the public representatives that you can only give speeches or in fact are supporting someone in the direction of nation building. I would like to discuss here the speech of the member of the present assembly of Rajasthan, expressing his anguish in a speech, he said that “people call to add names to the ration cards, to add names to the selected list …. etc.” … This is not my job, it is not the work of an MLA, the MLA is not there to do this work, I agree with the hundred percent of the MLA, this work is not for the MLA. The requested funds that give teachers also to his original work.
3.- Teacher and people’s representative – People’s representative is a connecting link between society and government system, they have the responsibility to establish harmony. Even our public representatives do this many times, the politics of vote bank does not stop them from doing so. Any government officer-employee is considered to be responsible for his moral responsibility. If the employee belongs to the education department, then the power of Netaji becomes doubled. Will you decide who is building this nation?
4- Education and Administrative Officer – The officers of the Indian or State Service are the de facto governments. Who are indirectly policy makers. At the same time, it is their responsibility to bring the policy to the ground. The success-failure of any program reaches the destination by riding on their shoulders. There is no doubt on the strength of our officers, but many times the question arises that perhaps the concerned officer is also busy just to carry out the orders and get the cradle up? So how is nation building possible? The officers are so compelled in front of the white catharsis that even knowing everything, only making a report? In Harahal, they are asked to make hands and send the report to uneducated ministers or public representatives and give their sacrifice in nation building. The officer can often be seen venting his anger on his subordinate staff. The burden ultimately falls on the teacher and the learners. We are all very well aware of this… no matter what kind of rally is to be held… gathering a crowd for the leaders… promoting an event ……
5- Society and teacher- Both of these are complementary to each other. Where the teacher contributes to the construction of the society, then how will the teacher be like that depends on the society because the teacher has come from this society. But in the changing times, some distance has come in both the ways and we have to accept it? The parent who is an important link in the education system as well as an inseparable part of the society. As much as we blame other factors for the falling education system, the contribution of respectable parents is also better. It is better to accept this harsh truth as well. Are parents getting active support in the education system? Especially parents attached to government schools have to accept it. Keep in mind that parents here mean parents of children studying in school. Somewhere he may not be able to play his role of giving moral education and practical education. Yes, the reasons can be discussed?
6- Change and education – Change is the abiding rule of nature and development also comes through the path of change. Is the blind race of modernity and increasing rights only distracting the education system from its original path? We all have to find the answer together.
7-Curriculum and education system – change over time is very natural. In order to keep pace with the world, we will have to keep making changes in our courses which will definitely be helpful in building a new India. But sadness happens when a change in power strikes a needless course? Would try to impose their own ideology? These steps cannot lead to nation building at all. Who is responsible for changing this pattern? Have to decide.
8 Institution-oriented and education system – Institution-heads are the pillars of the education system of any country, ultimately it is their responsibility but who has felt their pain? They have to maintain every order, also nation building. Whom should the head of the institution say? The chief who stayed. Their situation is like that of a commander who has to control not only the violent crowd without running a hunter, but also the chief commander General’s Jai Ghosh’s cheers. With the help of their teachers, they have to make government events successful and also give hundred percent exam results in the compliance of government orders. In between, sometimes the school has to strengthen the Digital India mission, sometimes outside the school, without network and necessary equipment. Blessed be the institution.
9 How teachers and students – teacher conferences should not discuss teachers. Even if all the demands of teacher colleagues are accepted, even if there is some fault for the credibility of the teacher falling in the society, it has to be accepted? It may be that their number is very less, but the reality is that teaching is not the main dimension for them? These are the people who teachers adhere to every rules on time, give hundred percent in their work, make fun of them? And in the attempt to differentiate themselves from other teachers, in the society they make fun of teachers in public. They are definitely a stigma on teacher caste. In this work, he is seen to have full support of society, politicians and officials too? Those so-called social reformers and nation builders distribute certificates of good and bad? Is this nation building here? Have the students forgotten the disciple religion in the changing circumstances? I do not know why those who taught them rights, forgot to give moral and duties.
The summary is that if the answers of all these legitimate questions are not found, then these conferences will only have speeches and applause like every year. How long until last? There is a humble request to all the public representatives and officials that you leave your political interest and position and come to the ground and understand the pain of this real nation building teacher and solve it immediately, otherwise your dream of a new India will remain a dream?
Jai Hind, Jai Bharat, Jai Teacher.
Rakesh Kumar ‘Rakesh’
Professor school education