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Few years ago a well-known educationalist and scholar wrote an article in a leading Indian English newspaper that modern education alone will root out religious fundamentalism and there is no other remedy to it. Your views on this?

Asked by Good Citizen, 26 Mar '10 03:05 pm
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For that we need to understand WHAT IS MODERN EDUCATION.. If Modern Education is what West teaches on Individualism / Liberalism and Free Trade.. then I wud say Modern Education will destroy the Human Society.. and IF MODERN EDUCATION MEANS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.. then certainly I will agree to the Statement..

To understand Modern Education as SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.. We need to understand that Sustainable Development is ONLY POSSIBLE When we Preserve our Heritage i.e. Culture and Tradition..Since they are the Preservance of Natural and Human Resouces..

Fundamentalist are nothing BUT AN ADVOCATOR OF PRESERVANCE OF CULTURE AND TRADITION..

Now the Agruments goes with whether We want Liberalism / Free Trade Culture or SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT..
Answered by Sharmila Bose, 26 Mar '10 03:14 pm

 
  
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Good Question
To tell you the fact modern education will be bulldozed by fundamentalism since fundamentalist is a person who follows and is convinced of his religious morals and laws where as modern education has no fundamentals or fundamentalist but fanatics who just follow the things they are taught through lies of media or cultures that are having more power resulting in choas , destruction of family syustems and acceptance of evils like alcohol , prostitution , homosexuality , commodification of women , increase in crimes ans exploitation under so called freedom =actually freedom for all evils . This so called freedom has resulted in capmpaign against morality and moral values and promotion of culture of alcohal boozing ,free se..x etc etc
The so called modern education is rootless but here I don't say about good things it is doing like science ,technology and giving opportunity for good people to confront evils of modern education
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Answered by commonsense, 26 Mar '10 03:50 pm

 
  
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Windsor Churchill was no less an educationist or administrator but he had to say that so long as certain book of religion exists there can not be peace on the earth. That has proved prophetic. These days education mostly means productive skill, vocational ability or rational inquiry into materialistic existence and exploitation (science). The space of human development is in the subject of arts. There can not be art without culture and culture without philosophy and philosophy without freedom of thoughts. Dictation of someone who wants all people wear same size of shoe will only keep leading one to fundamentalism. To me it seems religion can not be wished away but its time for interfaith integration rather than modern education..
Answered by Subhas Mitra, 26 Mar '10 04:10 pm

 
  
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Yes. You are right. Education is very important to shape the philosophy of the individual and the country in an ideal and perfect world. It works very well in the West and the U.S.A. Why it failed in India and elsewhere? The simple answer is lack of honesty on the part of the government and its leaders who follow the divide and rule policy for their selfish ends. In the west, institutions are very strong and a single political leader or party cannot succeed in his selfish personal agenda. The same cannot be said about India. Finally, do we have modern and enlightening education after all? I do not think so. Political leadership thinks of building more and more elite educational institutions on the lines of IIT & IIM and they are oblivious of the quality of the primary education in India. Moreover, there exist two types of education, popularly called India and Bharat, one for urban Indians and the other for rural Indians. Due to the poor quality standards, rural Indians have not been ab ...more
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 26 Mar '10 07:24 pm

 
  
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I agree with the views . Look, modern education with liberal views , individual freedom , independent thinking , sustained growth , recognising global issues n their solution would finally be able to solve all national n international issues such as religious fundamentalism n terrorism . Everywhere we see it happening n good results r coming . May be initially we have to face some resistance but finally this has to click n we would triumph .
Answered by sk singh, 26 Mar '10 03:59 pm

 
  
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Atleast I feel so.Why I donot know.Thanks for your Kind Hearted support,
Answered by vilas manohar deshpande, 27 Mar '10 07:13 pm

 
  
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Given the fact that even engineers and pilots are turning to terrorism, this theory doesn't hold much water.
Answered by manoj thakur, 26 Mar '10 04:33 pm

 
  
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Education and only education for the masses is the solution to our various Social and National Problems. But, in our country this is the area, most neglected by our Rulers.
Answered by kishore malhotra, 26 Mar '10 04:04 pm

 
  
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