A to Z OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Most of us who graduated with my class were lucky that our parents sent us to good schools and made sure that our grades were good. However Education was not compulsory in India. Children whose parents were not able to give them the basic needs of life could not even think about sending them to school. Still the Government of India would give the messages of the importance of education especially when it came to looking for jobs. Kids with a desire to learn would some how find ways to educate themselves at least to the level of reading, writing and arithmetic. When I started working I realized that the companies that hired me did not even need my knowledge of the subjects I studied. I was hired because of my communication skills and the knowledge of the product we worked with. I always wondered about the four years I spent in the University and the money that my parents had to come up with for my tuition. Yet, if I were to go back in time, I would still want to be educated.
In America, I see the most beautiful aspect of learning. It is what we call Special Ed. In India since education was not compulsory, children with special learning needs did not come in the picture. It seems like American schools have a passion to teach every child including the ones with learning disabilities. I think that it is important that we all understand that as long as a child is trying , it does not matter what grade he or she is getting. I would like to wash out the notion that education only means getting best grades and graduating by a certain age.
I also came to an understanding that education is not the only means of survival. I know people who have Masters and PhD and yet they are not doing good in finding jobs or even keeping their jobs. I think that education should not be limited to only getting a degree, but we should extend it to teaching children how to communicate from early on. Building confidence and trust needs to be part of any given syllabus.