discussion session on the Topic- ” हरियाणा उच्चतर शिक्षा-व्यवस्था की मीमांसा – प्राध्यापकीय दृष्टिकोण”” Critique of Higher Education System of Haryana – Teachers’ Perspective held on 1st December, 2017. SDHDRT Center of S D College (Lahore), Ambala cantt.
Discussion was initiated with an awkward question that what is the status of an ordinary teacher in the whole system of haryana higher education? Does DGHE or VC or Mgts ever ask ordinary teachers what are the changes needed in education system. What kind of students an ordinary teacher deals with? How to teach meaningfully – can it be ever decided by begged borrowed systems of biometric. Lesson plan, semester etc. Aims/ objectives displayed by HHES trashes ideas of education given and propagated by Albert Einstien to Swami Vivekananda to Gandhi etc and brings in only trained but non thinking part of industrial system only. One wonders what is the idea of human being in whole of HHES. It is suggested that DGHE, VC and other educational officials should meet only ordinary teachers regarding idea of teaching excluding issues of finance and promotion. There should be no promotions, API. A teacher opted to be teacher should remain teacher &retired as teacher. After all what promotions do? Do promotion make a better teacher? A teacher is a teacher 24×7 not for 5.30 hrs. HHES is not able to think beyond survival level questions. HHES has no vision to generate a sense of enquiry and aesthetic life values which should be the essence of Haryana education system. It is to be understood and appreciated that teaching is about knowledge with sense of enquiry and freedom and not about technology. Ordinary teacher of higher education of haryana needs space, freedom in this system instead of instructions.
Side by side questions were raised how teachers spends their 5.30hrs, what do they discuss among themselves, what are the standards of discussions, how many books a teacher reads in a month, how he/she behaves with his/ her students, are teachers looking for new ideas?
It was suggested to conduct a questionnaire based survey of ordinary teachers and a self financed seminar should be organized of ordinary teachers by ordinary teachers only.