The formal structure begins with the school education particularly playway schools. The students are expected to learn values, ethics, manners, discipline, etiquettes, etc. What most of the schools in the world do in the playway is to make the children learn certain qualities and traits like respect of elders and love for the friends, team work, the traits of sympathy and empathy towards etc. These values form the basics of the life. Thus are very important to inculcate these values in the young minds.
But what are schools do from the Play way itself is to make the children learn the alphabets, counting and all those stuff which nowhere are effective to make a child turn into a good citizen. Indian schools are only making machines by making the students learn and learn and cram whole their school life. There are no interactive classes,whatever is studied a decade ago is still prevelant. There is no change in curriculum no change in pedagogy. Indian schools just make the students learn how to survive with the utmost pressure of studies.
There is neither learning which takes place nor knowledge sharing which is the most crucial that schools should focus on. Students go to schools, learn the things, cram the information in the name of knowledge and vomit the same in the exams. Thus passing the exams is the main concern in the Indian education. It does not matter how much you know it or retain it.
Thus, the main purpose of the schooling is somewhere compromised in the name of jobs. Because in order to get a decent job u need to pass schools , college education and some other degrees. These degrees define the future. In schools if you see major focus is on studies...And the other co-curricular actives are neglected. If a students is interested into making his/her future into dancing or singing or artist or into sports then why not to give support and training from the very beginning. This is where our system lacks. The education models of South Korea nd Finland are the perfect examples to be followed.
Thus the major purpose of schooling is somewhere seen to be finished. We need to rebuild it like our GUrukuls which were the world famous and India was the center of education.
Schools are supposed to be the pillars of learning.They are what makes the foundation of our education.But,that's not all what schools are about.People call schools second home as they teach you about everything tremendously.
They serve their primary purpose by infusing us with loads of information and knowledge about all the subjects there are like science,environmental studies,literature,mathematics etc.The teachers act as our lighthouses helping us every step of the way,to help us to grow and to learn.But aside from textbook knowledge,schools help us build our social skills and try to inculcate in us some life skills as well.You discover yourself a lot throughout the course of one's school life.You also come across failures in school which could be in the academic or cultural arena.You find out about your likes and dislikes,your interests and your passions.Schools give you a platform to discover yourself and experiment with yourself.You can put yourself out there and go for competitions,be a part of societies and be on positions of responsibilities,getting out of your comfort zone and trying new things.Also,you interact with various kinds of people,discover various emotions and undergo changes within yourself which tell you a lot about life.Schools also pour in some discipline in your life,keeping in mind it's strict timings,dress code and general code of conduct.It sets us straight to embark the topsy turvy journey that is ,life.
The major aim of any school is to develop and nurture curiosity among students which helps them learn how to learn.