Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Is science stream better?

During my school days, 20 over years ago, the common understanding is that of the three streams, science/arts/commerce, science is somehow considered more prestigious.

However, looking at the money earning potential or the serving mankind potential, we can't say science stream is the best.

I guess that probably this is a self serving bias. The people in the educational industry seem to be bias with such view. Thus, the better performing students choose the illusionarily better science stream. Naturally, students in the other streams seem to be poor in science stream related skills. However, I suspect, that similarly, many of those who chose science stream have no other better choice because they are poor in arts/commerce related skills.

I wonder... may be it is indeed better, only as a result of this bias perception.

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