Sunday, June 1, 2014

What is Good Education?

What is good education?    

We can say “A Good Education is defined as acquiring skills”.  There are many different ways to be educated and many subjects that can be studied. We define good education is one that teaches a student to think.  We can go on writing, but let us just think and ponder over this;
Isn’t it also means, nurturing the child to become:

A Good human being
A Good member of a family
A Good member of a Community
A Good citizen of a country
A Good Citizen of the world

Schools have a tremendous responsibility in shaping a bright future for children.
Many argue that today’s education is more focused on the material aspects of life.  If you closely look at, “A child is a spiritual being, human being and also a material being.

All the three realities need to be addressed, otherwise, education becomes imbalanced.  Formal Schooling plays a central role in defining human character.

Spirituality in School        

Why spirituality for children?  Spiritual understanding combined with reason expands a child’s ability to better perceive,and comprehend.

Understanding of spiritual and positive values provide individuals and societies with moral accountability and that is the basis of human Integrity.
A School Community can transform the lives of individuals, the family and society.

Varada Murthy K.S.
Founder - People First Leadership Academy