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I'll jus describe the 2 prototypes according to everyone's presumption:
"matha pitha guru deivam" is the best quote that will describe the teachers then.. they were considered as a second parent and a step above god.. the respect they deserve is unmatchable..
A test is being conducted. every1 in the class is copying either from the book or from some1's copy.. the concerned teacher is nowhere in sight.. suddenly he enters the classroom and says "arey yaar, halla mat karo.. HOD sir aa jayenge"
for those who dont understand hindi here is the translation "dont make noise.. HOD sir may come any minute"..
(this was a true incident)
am jus gonna argue about this presumption.. i wasnt tutored by a "teacher then".. so i really dont know hw he/she teaches.. based on the stories heard from ma parents and every1.. i too accept the axiom that "teachers then" were very loyal,dedicated and passionate.. the "teachers then" had overall development of the student as the main motive..
today.. we are unable to see the good teachers bcoz teachers such as described above mask the good teachers.. it is a human tendency to start with the negatives rather than the positives.. there are very few inspirational n dedicated teachers n all of us are not taught by those great teachers..
the reason is population explosion..
ya u heard me rite.. in the past,every teacher will tutor 10 students.. today every teacher tutors around 50 students.. the steady increase in competition and the decrease in the number of pple takin up the profession can be attributed to this.. wen there are more number of students and very less number of teachers.. whom shd we blame?? the teaching profession has therefore evolved and become very commercial.. am sure the "teachers then" would find it tough to manage the situation now..the basic flaw is in the education system..
due to this reason, i dont see why tuition centres shouldnt come?? since it has already become commercial.. y dont u make it more commercial.. but i strongly disagree to all those teachers who take the same subjects at school and at tuition.. repitition doesnt solve the problem..
n plus there is a school in chennai called the Krishnamurthy foundation india(KFI) which tries to re-create the same teaching conditions as in the past..
the teaching under the banyan tree.. they aim at overall development.. n the teacher student ratio is high.. the only problem- too expensive..
so.. as i said with money u can get the finest education.. also if u dont hav money.. n if u r the best.. u'll be tutored by the best.. this country is not devoid of good teachers.. it jus lacks good teachers.. as for the topic i dont find any difference between the teachers now and teachers then.. teachers are teachers..
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