Tuesday, December 04, 2007

ब्रिटनला चिंता मुलांच्या वाचनाची

मुले वाचत नाहीत, ही आजकालची सार्वत्रिक तक्रार आहे. हॅरी पॉटरच्या पुस्तकांसाठी लांबलचक रांगा लागत असल्या तरी मुलांचे वाचन कमी झाले असल्याचे निरीक्षण आपल्याकडे अनेक जण नोंदवतात. या निरीक्षणाला अभ्यासाची, पाहणीची जोड नसली, तरी त्याबद्दलचा अनुभव अनेकांना येत असल्याने त्याबद्दलची चिंता रास्त वाटते. .......

ही चिंता भारतामधीलच नव्हे, तर ब्रिटनमधील पुस्तकप्रेमींना, पालकांना, अभ्यासकांना वाटते आहे. मात्र त्यांच्या या चिंतेला एक ताजे कारण आहे. दहा ते अकरा वयोगटातील शालेय विद्यार्थ्यांसाठी वाचनाची एक आंतरराष्ट्रीय स्पर्धा दर पाच वर्षांनी घेतली जाते. "प्रोग्रेस इन इंटरनॅशनल रिडिंग लिटरसी स्टडी' (पिर्ल्स) हे तिचे नाव. विद्यार्थ्यांच्या वाचनाबद्दलची विश्‍वकरंडक स्पर्धा असेच तिचे स्वरूप आहे. चाळीस एक देश त्यात भाग घेतात. (त्यात भारताचा समावेशही नाही.) २००१ मध्ये झालेल्या स्पर्धेत इंग्लंडने तिसरे स्थान मिळवत कांस्य पदक पटकावले होते. २००६ मध्ये झालेल्या स्पर्धेचा निकाल गेल्याच आठवड्यात जाहीर झाला आहे आणि इंग्लंडची तिसऱ्या स्थानावरून पंधराव्या स्थानावर अधोगती झाली आहे.

साहित्य निर्मितीत अग्रेसर असलेल्या आणि प्रतिभावंतांची कमतरता नसलेल्या आपल्या देशातील मुले वाचनाच्या बाबतीत मागे पडत असल्यामुळे इंग्लंडला मोठा धक्का बसला आहे. भारताचे काय? विद्यार्थ्यांमध्ये वाचनाची आवड निर्माण करण्यासाठी काय करायला हवे, असे तुम्हाला वाटते??

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am from Pune but for the past 4 years I have been living in the US. My son is in 3rd grade. There are so many projects school undertaks for encouraging kids to read. It's amazing. I feel that in India schools' and parent's focus is more on "Pathantar" ani "Pariksha". Its really something that parents and schools in India should think about it.

MANSING said...

After 6 years stay in London and working for UK Government, I personally think that the education in India is far greater than western countries. May be we fewer resources but we have determination to win. In London you get every thing Free from Travel card to education and Council House to All state Benefits.

Kids don’t have hunger for any thing, what they have is music, and games all day. Anti Social Behaviour is the main Area where UK Government is very concern because it is daily practice in school and street such as drugs and gun crime. To be honest I feel is today’s United Kingdom is because of there grand parents who worked hard and now the young generation is not understanding the meaning of "Working Hard"

What UK Government is doing is just encouraging them to get education because they have lots of facility available. Going to study in Cambridge and Oxford is not big thing as long as you can score well in GCSC and having British Passport. In addition to this government will give you education loan and that amount is £16,000.00. What this student doesn’t have is willpower to achieve something by using there own talent. Our India students are very kin of making money and working hard at educational level. They understand the meaning od education and where it will take them. Some of the university you will find only India, Pakistani and Chinese Student. If Indian gets the same facility in India we will be world champions.

Giving too much is not good!!

But NRI are doing very well because they have bought there children with the Asian Style of education.

Mansing Bhor

Mansing.bhor@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Mansing said...

After 6 years stay in London and working for UK Government, I personally think that the education in India is far greater than western countries. May be we fewer resources but we have determination to win. In London you get every thing Free from Travel card to education and Council House to All state Benefits.

Kids don’t have hunger for any thing, what they have is music, and games all day. Anti Social Behaviour is the main Area where UK Government is very concern because it is daily practice in school and street such as drugs and gun crime. To be honest I feel is today’s United Kingdom is because of there grand parents who worked hard and now the young generation is not understanding the meaning of "Working Hard"

What UK Government is doing is just encouraging them to get education because they have lots of facility available. Going to study in Cambridge and Oxford is not big thing as long as you can score well in GCSC and having British Passport. In addition to this government will give you education loan and that amount is £16,000.00. What this student doesn’t have is willpower to achieve something by using there own talent. Our India students are very kin of making money and working hard at educational level. They understand the meaning od education and where it will take them. Some of the university you will find only India, Pakistani and Chinese Student. If Indian gets the same facility in India we will be world champions.

Giving too much is not good!!

But NRI are doing very well because they have bought there children with the Asian Style of education.

Mansing Bhor

Mansing.bhor@towerhamlets.gov.uk