Culture as such is associated with the general psychology of our society and school forms a part of the same. With changing times, we have seen change in the culture and technology has made that change very apparent and visible.
School culture in particular has to be seen as a continuous interaction of schoolteachers and administrators for discussing the evolution of new trends in education. This has to be kept in line with the changes, which we see in the technology all over us. These discussions must result in a new improved curriculum, incorporating the technological advancement, as such. This will definitely result in a better pupil awareness and performance.
The school culture has to be based on mutual respect for the teachers and pupils, in its proper sense. A pupil has to show respect for his or her teachers, while the teachers have to be considerate to the psychology of the growing students, in line with their academic and extra circular activities.
As we have academic culture, so we have the Athletic culture also which deals mostly with extra circular activities. A student’s talent has to be judged keeping this in view for placing him or her in a category, which the student finds more interesting. Development of sports activities and participation in such events does help the school culture to improve a lot.
The change in technology does change the culture of a school. Around a decade before, the internet and its related technologies were not as omnipresent as they are now. Hence, we have seen many changes happening in schools visa-vis its culture and academic activities. Nowadays every subject is being studied with the help of computer aids. Software programs from reputed companies are being used liberally in every topic of discussion and such soft ware like flash Adobe or acrobat have really helped in making learning very interesting and easy.
This technological advancement has also made the learning faster due to the computer aids available for any type of academic session. This has set a section of school administrators thinking on the subject of school carrying book loads and the more important topic of HOME WORK. Some schools have come up with the idea of scrapping the homework entirely. One such school taking the first step in this direction is “Nottingum East Academy” of Uk.which has around 3600 pupils. While they have abolished the homework, the school timing has been increased by an hour or so, to accommodate more studies and extra circular activities. This in turn has resulted in lesser tension for parents who had no time to take the kids out. At the same time, parents will not mind extra school hours.
Internet and its related technologies have been a boon for every school and it has brought many changes in its culture. School outlook has changed everywhere as the same has become more open and receptive to what others are doing in this field, across the world. The IT enabled research has opened the doors to access any kind of information, which was not available earlier.
To summarize, we can safely observe that school administrators allover the world are taking huge advantage of this ethnological advancement , which has brought positive changes in their school culture as well.
Source by Ashok Kaul