The government’s not well-thought-out ideals of reforms in education here, off of the Front Page Sections, by a university professor, translated…
When I was in school, elementary years and middle schools are mandatory education, and this sort of making education available should be commended, because even for the kids from the poverty stricken backgrounds, they get the chance to get educated. But what we can’t deny is, a lot of the children didn’t get educated enough. Some had entered into the universities, and still can’t write out all twenty-six of the English alphabets. Some had entered into high school, and still can’t do the addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division of fractions. And there are those in high school who can’t understand the most basics of English words such as: not, at, in, with, there, who, when, etc., etc., etc.
For students who are on this level, staying in school getting an education, it’s, a waste of time. For the country, it’s, a waste of money. The kids don’t have the basic levels of education, and they’d, lost their competitive edge on the most fundamental levels, and it’s more than likely, that they will be on government assistance in the futures. This is painful for the individuals, but even more a heavy burden for our country.
We need to track back to the systems of education in the elementary school years. There’s no holding a child back in the elementary years, as the child falls behind in the first grade, and after that, the kid just sits and can’t understand what the instructors saying in the class, but all the way, they still, get higher in the grade years, and there’s nothing that teachers can do about this.
Don’t know when it was, that this country did away with holding the children back a grade, and, this is out of kindness, with the goal of helping the children keep their senses of dignity, and hoped, that children can somehow, be interested in learning. A motto for the education reforms is “Happy & learning” it’s from the same beliefs. But, this sort of not watching the gates, it’s actually, harming the students, because as they found, that they can’t understand anything, they can’t possibly have an interest in learning, and would lose faith, self-confidence over their own futures, and start giving up on themselves. Some of the kids dropped out of middle school, all because they can’t make the grades. And the government’s way, is giving up on the students.
We need to know, that only a tiny portion of kids hated studying. I have the experiences myself, that so long as the instructors are compassionate, and patient, then, the child CAN, learn.
Maybe, we won’t go back to holding students back a grade, but we can’t, give up on the students either. The first thing that needed to get tackled is, to set up a fundamental curriculum for the classes in the elementary school levels. Meaning, that as the children is in the first grade, they should be mastering the skillset during that grade level, the government should set it up in black and white, same for all other courses too. With this basics of curricula, all the teachers across the country should be more in tune with whether or not the students are matching up to the requirements of the governments. Of course, children are smart in different ways, some kids may be slower to learn, and the elementary years definitely need to device separate education plans for the children. Setting up of individualized education plans is a written rule in the legislation regarding education, but the sad part is, now, it’s no longer, used.
We don’t need to go back to the ways of keeping a child back a grade, but we need to set up the different materials to teach the students with varied learning styles. The Department of Education should ensure that every normal child can learn the fundamentals well. I hope that everybody can understand, that I’m NOT asking the government to guarantee that every child makes the good grades, I just believe, that the government should NOT give up on any child.
And so, this, is under the current system of education reform, because this country tries to follow the methods that hard worked for the western countries, without realizing, that hey, this is a country on its own, and what works elsewhere, may NOT work here, and so, the system of education is still, not fully developed, and that’s why the students are, not learning what they needed to succeed in their lives in the futures.