The wifey still being part of the teaching service went to the Teachers’ day Rally last Thursday. One of the key things mentioned by the GOH was the determination to develop every student’s potential to the fullest. It is believed that one can improve one’s social standings through education. However, is there such a thing as equality in distribution of knowledge?
In theory, every child should receive the same educational knowledge going through primary school to secondary school. Despite similarities in curriculum topics,it was found that there is profound difference in actual curriculum in use. *gasp* How come?! There is inequitable access to knowledge…hmmm i shall leave that to be argued…but yet the practice is widely accepted because it is believed to be in the students’ best interests.Thus, facilitating the perpetuation of an unequal division in the society and the reproduction of unequal class structures. So, how can the gap between the rich and the poor here be narrowed?Before one can start lambasting the teachers for the inequitable access to knowledge…ask oneself what do one understand by the term “knowledge”? Acquiring knowledge is whose onus actually? Well, all I can say is if there’s a will, there’s a way…to me, teachers are there to stimulate life, leaving it then free to develop and to unfold…
the wifey in purple tudung…to my mom,who nagged me to wear something nice in case I was captured by the camera since I was in the Gold area for the one and only time I guess (there will always be class structures)…see ibu, they only capture my tudung aje!!!
Before I end the post, I shall leave with the following quote:
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence. Abigail Adams – 1780