The level of education has advanced with the advancement in all fields of every subject. This brings with it unique problems in funding, as we must remember that there are private education centers as well as public education centers. Most of the part education in India is controlled by the Union or State government which having some responsibilities and self-rules for others.
Current Issues and Changing Trends
1. Availability of Dedicated Teachers - There is no dirth of qualified Teachers,there is only a dirth of dedicated teachers. The general quality of teachers and the teaching level has gone down even though the standard of the syllabus has gone up.
2.Availability of Teaching Apparatus and Learning Apparatus "“ the costs of learning have gone up only only because of the cost or everything going up but because the basic apparatus for teaching and learning are difficult to buy since the cost is prohibitive.Students and teachers both have to generally rely on manual assistance from text books and hand held apparatus.
3. Shortage of Teachers "“ The teaching profession is not the best paid profession as a career choice and one has to rely on the extra earnings from tuitions outside school hours to make up the difference. The best teachers are moving to institutions where they pay and the facilities are better and where there are added advantages for their children to be educated free of cost.
4. Funding - Schools are now grouped into state aided and private schools. Being a public school admission cannot be denied to any student as it is the right of every child to be literate which again means a lack of complete attention on the teacher's part to individual students and the inability to understand each student in the class. Whereas in private schools there is no state aid so the standards an the quality is much better. The number of students are limited in every class and complete attention can be given to each student.
5.Gender bias and social norms - in some backward areas and very orthodox pockets it becomes difficult to educate the girl child because it is not socially acceptable that a girl child should be as educated as a boy. Breaking through these prejudices is proving to be a sensitive issue and a dangerous issue politically and religiously.
6.Vocational Education "“ The latest trends that are taking place in the education field is the vocational training. The costs of living has gone up a youngster are now looking for work from an early age to be able to support and add to the family income hence vocational training is being preferred by most of the youngsters today. Education is no longer affordable for the majority because of the exorbitant costs of sending a student to school.
7. Financing education "“ taking into view these current issues and the changing trends financing education to truly provide the kind of education where learning remains a life time experience to carry the students through life and prepare the students for life becoming increasingly difficult.