What Do You Expect from Your Teacher?
The weekly Educhat program allows the RMN Foundation school students to discuss burning topics of contemporary relevance in their education.
By Rakesh Raman
It was a stormy Educhat session Sunday – October 25 – as the RMN Foundation school students in New Delhi deliberated a range of issues related to the role of a school teacher in a student’s career building.
The weekly Educhat program allows the students to discuss burning topics of contemporary relevance in their education.
The Sunday program about the role of a teacher was anchored by RMN Foundation school teacher Rakesh Raman while four students – Kajal, Priti, Saraswati, and Faizan – participated as guests.
They also handled a slew of intriguing questions from the students in the audience. The questions included:
- How do you define a teacher?
- What should be the relationship between a student and a teacher?
- What should a student expect from a teacher?
- What should be the responsibility of a student toward a teacher?
- Can a teacher build and monitor a student’s career?
- Do teachers discharge their duties responsibly?
It was concluded in the discussion that ideally a teacher can be a true guide in a student’s career journey, but most teachers – particularly in India – are not quite honest to their profession.
Let alone guiding the students, Indian teachers ignore their students and their career needs, it was observed by the students participating in the Educhat debate.
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The students also stated that it is extremely difficult for them to even demand the right education from their teachers, as teachers feel offended and react violently when students raise legitimate concerns related to their learning.
Key takeaways from the Educhat discussion:
- Teachers in India are not fully qualified for the jobs they are supposed to handle
- While English is an important subject in the overall education of a student, school teachers are clueless about the proper use of English language
- Teachers are not sensitive enough toward the education needs of a student
- As most parents are also ignorant or uneducated, they are not able to demand the right education from teachers for their children
- As a student is not allowed to freely interact with a teacher, there is a complete disconnect between a school teacher and a student
- Students and parents need to raise their voice collectively to demand the right education from schools and school teachers
RMN Foundation school kids are taught to express their views through various communicative ways such as writing, drawings, and debating.
RMN Foundation has introduced the Educhat form of discussion to empower its students to observe, think, analyze, and express their views on crucial topics that impact their education.
Schools in India
As schools in India operate with unskilled teachers who use archaic curricula and obsolete teaching techniques, most students fail to survive in the modern-day world when they move further in their careers.
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As a result, Indian students with degrees and diplomas are not employable in any modern profession. Worse, they are not even trainable for a professional job because their knowledge level is abysmally bad.
The poor standard of education in India is reflected in the country’s worsening Human Development Index (HDI). Published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), HDI – among other parameters – indicates the education standard and level of skills in a country and lets you know if people in that country are able to achieve their goals.
Unfortunately, India falls at No. 135 in the global list of countries ranked on the basis of their HDI. That means, despite all the loud claims by the Indian government about the education standards in the country, the education in India is not producing skilled workforce.
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To overcome this educational predicament, RMN Foundation has developed its own Constructive Education Framework to connect education with employability.
This is an alternative education option for students who want to get the right professional job and progress in the knowledge-driven world.
Free Modern Education
RMN Foundation schools are now providing free education to the children of economically weaker sections of the society in New Delhi.
The Foundation plans to open thousands of such schools where hundreds of thousands of students could get free modern education.
Moreover, RMN Foundation is working actively to open residential schools for poor and orphaned children where they could get the best education for their career and personality development to progress in today’s highly competitive world.
RMN Foundation School in New Delhi
RMN Foundation aims to open at least 1,000 residential schools for over 100,000 students by the year 2020. Most of these schools will be set up in India and a few of them will be based in other poor nations of the world.
Formed in May 2015, RMN Foundation is the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of the Raman Media Network (RMN) Company, which is working in diversified content creation, management, and distribution businesses on a global scale.
RMN Foundation is registered as an educational and public charitable Trust with the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi at New Delhi, India. You can get more information about RMN Foundation at its website.
By Rakesh Raman, the managing editor of RMN Company
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