A Child Back A Year

1550 WordsSep 3, 20147 Pages
Globalization produces a variety of changes to the laws passed by any state. It is now easier to asses student performance in a global scale with examinations such as the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), that provide rankings to state which country is educating their youth at a better and faster rate. Not so surprisingly India does not land in the top of these charts even with the Right To Education. The focus of the act in India is not to produce the best students but to educate as many students from low-income houses as possible. This will obviously vary with other nations such as Finland, which has a smaller population, thereby having more time to ensure that each child can be looked after and can produce the best results. In fact the concept of sending a child back a year is in fact considered a very backward tradition in Finland. However, in India it is not. However, according to the RTE students must be placed according to their age irrespective of their capability, and it is the school’s job to ensure that the children reach the level required. Interestingly enough the government’s focus on promoting education remains on paper, and in terms of spending most governments are willing to spend on infrastructure of a school but not the actual implementation and the follow up of the school. We can also view, that this might be due to the past in India as well as its view on education. Countries such as China and India have long followed an eastern
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