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Thursday, August 21, 2003

Education
The essence of a good student-teacher relationship is that initially, the teacher knows more than the student, but in the end, the student should better the teacher. Strangely, in order to achieve the initial requisite imbalance, I find that teachers insist that their students know lesser than themselves: this, instead of the teachers trying to know more. The funnier thing is that most teachers I now see, seem to be wary and even threatened by their students� abilities, that they start asserting their �power�. Long ago when we were kids we were taught a poem that said that knowledge is the only thing that does not lessen, but instead grows when it is given away. But I guess most people don�t realise that, and are hesitant to share what they know.


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