What is True Education?What is the role of Education in general?
I believe Education's role is to impart knowledge and not just to pass on the information. Knowledge is an awareness or consciousness gained through experience. It is something which helps an individual to liberate himself from the clutches of the society and its conditioning process.
Whatever we gather through books or literature is information, not knowledge. Information is about events or affairs which took place in the past, made history & then we read through books or classroom lectures. We can use that information to answer a question, to pass exams, to clear an interview or to win an argument; but that information can never enhance one's intellect.
Our Education system or School psychology is such that feeding information is considered teaching or edification. The fact is - we start conditioning or programming the child (a student) right from the beginning, by feeding him all sort of junk information. Consequently, we kill his intellect by cramming his brain with trash.