Education in Rural India - Page 2
A short comparison of the quality of education provided in urban sectors and in rural setups is briefly discussed below:
- The basic difference in quantity – the number of accessible schools. Numbers amount to far more in urban areas than in rural areas
- Transportation facilities such as buses, trains and even private modes of transport are both frequent and convenient in urban areas. While in rural areas, walking through long dusty roads seems to be the most prevalent mode of commute.
- Facilities for clean potable water are easy to find in an urban setup while in a rural area, it is very hard to find these basic and almost fundamental requirements.
- The primary level of education and understanding that is imparted to a student in an urban area is by far, eons more superior than that provided to students in the rural sector.
- Importance and exposure given to computer training and e-learning is immense in the case of an urban setup while in the rural setup, lack of monetary benefits coupled with lack of infrastructure and initiative result in a poor quality teaching environment.
- New age technology is put to good use by means of video conferencing. Audio conferencing was a popular method of communication and teaching, which is slowly giving way almost entirely to video conferencing facilities.
- Educators are given encouragement and more importantly, the infrastructure to use technology [printers, scanners, projectors, laptops etc]. This improves the quality of teaching in a large capacity.
- Furniture and ergonomics is given its due importance in urban setups while in rural areas, second hand, makeshift furniture is widely used.
- Advanced teaching environments lead to advance imparting of knowledge. This fosters an increased awareness and a thirst for expanding further.
- Physical fitness is given its due in urban teaching environments. Students are encouraged to develop in a wholesome way with a healthy interest in academics and co-curricular activities.