two commentary on education in China senryu

Students In One Of The Classrooms At Jianzhatan Primary School

two commentary on education in China senryu

imagine school rooms
with subjective history
what would children learn

witless perceptions
if children had to repeat
without novelty


Written For:

February 20th – Quote: Live out of your imagination, not your history

Also written for:

challenge – “wit”

Photo Credit: The Jim Shelley Travelogue

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on February 19, 2012, in Sunday Scribblings, The Haiku Challenge and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. There are hidden persuaders everywhere not only at school. The greatest gift is an inquiring mind, use it well.

  2. It is reminders such as these that make us realize how lucky we are to live where we do and have access not only to education but to the Internet and the wealth of information available there, in hopes that we can learn to think discriminately and not accept what we are taught by rote as always being true. Well written, Zongrik!

  3. Yes, hopefully there is room for original thought..even in a room of conformity..perceptive writing..Jae

  4. Two fine, meaningful haiku, telling a real truth. Great job!

  5. Rote learning is the saddest thing….nice take on the prompt ~

  6. Loved your take on the prompt particularly your first one.. SmileS.. Thanks!

  7. I can imagine hoe schools are in China, you did well on the theme

  8. A great take on the prompt…sad if learning is only a regime of spouted government agenda

  9. What would children learn indeed! Thought provoking Haiku

  10. I like the fact you can handle any subject for poetry.

  11. Subjective education in any environment can be dangerous! Powerful thoughts!

  12. Very nice direction — with a great reminder of the importance of imagination, and the creative processes for children.

    Day 20

  13. I’ve always had this complain. Nicely written! 🙂

  14. Hmm…unfortunately, I think that some of our schools teach history and science this way. Sad.

  15. Powerful statement, good write!

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