Can we please review the teaching methods of saṁskṛta in schools and colleges?
Dr. Malavi N
Purpose: To create awareness among Indians regarding the necessity to improve the teaching methods of saṁskṛta in schools and colleges, to work out the pedagogy that will make saṁskṛta studies come out of the institutional constraints that are currently imposed on the language.
Problem: Post-independance, there is a steep fall in the quality of saṁskṛta-studies in schools and colleges. Indians are unaware of the fact that they are made to read saṁskṛta in a method which may suit the English language, but is most unsuitable for saṁskṛta. Only the traditional way will help. Translations and writing new textbooks everyday will not help.
Method: Contemporary examples are shown to support the concerned arguement.
Conclusion: Saṁskṛta scholars should interfere in the pedagogy of saṁskṛta-studies in a united manner and bring about changes in the school and college syllabi as soon as possible.