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The Progressive School Vol 04 Issue 01

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This issue of The Progressive School brings attention to the impact of Artificial Intelligence in School Education. The articles featured in the magazine are written by eminent school leaders, principals and owners for their contemporaries.

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT Changing role of schools in the global world The schools have to play the role of mentor and facilitator, moderator and motivator, educator and goal-setter while dealing with the young-learners for their character and career-building and instilling the life skills in them to make them successful human resource with national and global soul. Swoyan Satyendu, Director, ODM Public School shares his views on the changing role of schools in the global world. TPS: With a fast-changing world and its impact on family and lifestyles, there is evidence of the change in the social psyche of the students and the parents. What kind of new challenges are seen by schools in managing this changing social psyche? Swoyam: The world now is in the phase of a very critical transition with many potential changes and challenges. First, the world has been a global village with digital explosion and scientific progression. Second, with ascending population graph particularly in bigger nations like ours, people now encounter struggle for existence and survival of the fittest in socio-economical and political spheres, employment avenue and inter-personal relationship. The third is the self-centric, competitive, shallow and hollow mindset in many. The fourth is the inadequate, insufficient, impractical, narrow and conservative attitude and aptitude in many despite all our booms and blooms in science and technology, mass education and financial sector. Many remain still uneducated; at the same time, many educated and qualified degree holders remain practically valueless despite their education and qualifications. Again, very frequent and rapid systemic changes in education in the name of reformation too have affected our school system. Nuclear families with individualistic mindset also is a threat to society and education. All these have made potential impact in the lifestyle and psyche of the people including the students, teachers and parents in the education-horizon. They have resulted in a gloom of insecurity and uncertainty, ambiguity and ambivalence in our schools despite all our diligent and meticulous advancements and reformations in curriculum Swoyan Satyendu, is Director at ODM Public School. An alumni of Harvard University, London School of Economics and Shri Ram College of Commerce, DU, Swoyan Satyendu, is the second generation entrepreneur looking after growth and expansion at ODM Educational Group. Swoyan is a renowned Career Advisor and a motivational speaker for children in the space of education in Odisha. 8 THE PROGRESSIVE SCHOOL oct-nov-dec 2019 www.progressiveschool.in

and syllabus, evaluation and measurement, teachers’ orientation and enrichment. Moreover, parents’ pressure, peers’ pressure, learninginefficiencies and deficiencies, numerous hazy attractions and distractions, ambitions and competitions also cause stress, anxieties, withdrawal syndrome, rejection and dejection, physical and mental deterioration among youngsters. The schools at the ground level face many such new challenges while managing such changing lifestyle and psyche. They have the Herculean responsibility to maintain parentsteachers balance, school and competitive coaching balance while removing the obstacles like learning-deficiency and succeeding in their pedagogical aims and objectives. They also have the additional accountability of andragogical guidance and counseling to the parents. They now necessarily have to play the role of mentor and facilitator, moderator and motivator, educator and goal-setter while dealing with the young-learners for their character and career-building and instilling the life skills in them to make them successful human resource with national and global soul. TPS: Conflict management is becoming a vital life skill for the younger generation of today? This can be done only with the support of the parents? How do you think you can bring synergy between the school rules and regulations, parental expectations and children’s social needs? Swoyam: As a modern miasma, young generation is now potentially afflicted with self-conflict, indecisiveness, helplessness, hopelessness, doubts and confusions. Hence, the conflict management of youngsters is a very vital life skill to be inculcated in them primarily www.progressiveschool.in by the parents at home and teachers in the school. Meticulous parenting-patronage right from childhood providing the children balanced diet, emotional balance, basic needs, healthy and positive attitude, moral oct-nov-dec 2019 Both parents and teachers can make a child a good decisionmaker and conflict-manager with knowledge and information, logic and reason, confidence, self-esteem and social skills. THE PROGRESSIVE SCHOOL 9

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