ম্যাসাজকে থাইরা শীল্পের পর্যায় নিয়ে গিয়েছে। সে ক্ষেত্রে চাইনিজরা অনেক পিছিয়ে আছে, তবে ধরে ফেলতে হয়ত বেশিদিন লাগবে না। চাইনিজরা নকল করতে দুনিয়ার সেরা, তা পাশ্চাত্যের প্রযুক্তি, ইউরোপের শিল্প হোক অথবা দক্ষিন এশিয়ার কালচার হোক।
যারা স্রীলংকা দেখতে যেতে আগ্রহি, তাদের জন্য এটা অবশ্য পড়নীয়। আমরা অনেক বেশি আবেগি জাতি, যা শুনি তাই সত্যি ধরে নেই, কিন্তু যুক্তি দিয়ে প্রশ্ন করলে অনেক ক্ষেত্রেই মাতা চুলকান ছাড়া আর কিছু করার থাকে না। হুমায়ুন আহমেদ আমাদের মাথা চুলকানোর ব্যাবস্থা করেছেন এই লেখায়।
লেখাটি হুমায়ুন আহমেদের “রাবনের দেশে আমি ও আমরা” থেকে নেওয়া হয়েছে।
Humayun Ahmed went to Srilanka on his Marriage Anniversary with his wife Shaon and 2 sons, Nishad and Ninit. He wrote the book “Raboner Deshe” on that Srilanka tour. This is a part of that book. hope you will enjoy the story.
(The main article was published in Sydney Morning Herald)
For centuries the great advantage has been seen as inherited wealth. But, as The Economist magazine pointed out a few years ago, in the knowledge economy it’s probably just as advantageous, maybe more, to inherit your intelligence from two highly educated, well-paid, education-conscious and bookish parents.
We should worry a lot about the continuing high high-school dropout rate. They join the workforce without a good grasp of the basics and the rest of your working life is likely to be ‘‘problematic’’.
The bad news is that, when it comes to making sure all children attend preschool, Australians started much later than most of the other rich countries and aren’t catching up nearly as fast as Australians would be if we had more sense.
According to the Ontario early learning study, ‘‘the early years from conception to age six have the most important influence of any time in the life cycle on brain development and learning, behavior, and health’’. Early experiences and stimulating, positive interactions with adults and other children are far more important for brain development than previously realized
investing in early learning is a widely accepted approach, backed by extensive evidence, for governments and families to foster children’s development, lay the foundations for future learning and well-being, and reduce downstream expenditure on health, welfare, and justice’
While all children benefit from high quality early learning, research also shows that children experiencing higher levels of disadvantage benefit the most, and can even catch up to their more advantaged peers
Nearly a quarter of Australian children arrive at school with significant vulnerabilities – in their knowledge and communication, their social skills and emotional wellbeing, or in their physical health.
A child’s risk of being developmentally vulnerable is inversely correlated with their socio-economic status.
British research shows 16-year-olds who attended at least two years of preschool were three times more likely to take a higher academic pathway after leaving school.
It’s easier to get kids up to speed in preschool than at any later level of education. The smart way to improve the performance of the system is to start at the bottom. Make sure we get preschool right, and the benefits will flow on to schools, TAFE and Uni.