10 November 2011

In the cross-road of “Industrial Mindset”: part-I




                   
                    In the cross-road of “Industrial Mindset”: part-I


        Actually, we are bonded by the character of Industrial age, our thought process stamped with single dominating theme of machinery, industry & factory… production, marketing & distribution…economics, politics & statistics…


        When we view through the lens of Industry…Our World, Nation & Society appears as another gigantic machinery & Industry, with schools as factory, inevitable secondary results of the industrial mindset…

        The processes that emerge from educational system, which one cannot overcome the inertia of this mindset by forcing change in details, rather gradually reach in subvert of all peripheral changes and limit, neutralize or distort the ultimate results!


        In its perspective, the child is raw material; force through the gates of the factory called ‘School’, insider there is Teachers, as operators- the machines turns, twists, grinds and shapes the child, in order of schedule & curriculum. At each step of the assembly line of ‘grades’…which begins from and for twelve years continuously. As to test the product, the mass production assembly line ends in a massive exam based on mechanics of uniformity. The defective child is marked as failed, and out of the system, a reject of society… Through the similar approach & with different infrastructure inculcate professionalism by division of art, science & commence- faculty’s i.e. higher studies…

        Then, the pass out has to fit into society like a cog-wheel in a machine, designed for a standardized role in life and must cut off all other interests. Likely stick to one subject whom he seems to have competence or influence or been determined from marks or carrier guide etc. factors… After few years, he found himself inferior to revised products, having more evolutionary efficiency & competence to benefit the Industry…


        Through this process, the humanness is squeezed out of existence. As the end result, in general looses individuality, happiness or creativity. If we notice students their faces during exam days… no smiles… no life… masking fear. After exams violent reaction of freedom, finally ‘free’. Thrown books and as well as all they learnt…

                                                            ...to be continued in part-II

4 comments:

Saru Singhal said...

True, we are mechanical and our life is guided more by the set standards than our wishes...

Great post, looking forward to the next one!

Being_AC said...

Saru!sorry for the delay.
A victim of same MS:)
Thanks for considering a favorable conclusion.

Rajendra Raikwar said...

I will surely come back For more.

Being_AC said...

@ Rajendra Raikwar,
Thanks! You are most welcome..
It seems you applied your mind..:)
Be happy.