What is the Best Way to Educate Our Children?
Published 13 Apr 2017
Education plays a very important role in the life of every individual. It is an essential factor that helps in developing and honing the skills and talents of a person as well as in reaching his or her full potential (Goel, 2007). In line with this, education is regarded as a right in most countries, which entitle the citizens to receive proper teaching. One of the primary responsibilities of the government is to provide quality education to their constituents as this is part of the basic needs and services that they need (UNESCO, n.d.).
It is vital that at a young age, children should be taught and trained properly. It is during the childhood years of an individual that education is very crucial since it is believed to be the foundation of their learning. The best way to educate children is by having collaborative efforts between educators and parents that will pave the way for learning and training at school and in their respective homes.
The correctness or soundness of this kind of collaborative effort in educating children could be determined. The effectiveness of this educational effort could be gauged first by conducting a study regarding its feasibility. Before this collaborative is implemented in schools, there should be an experiment or test that involves a specific population that will try this method. In doing so, there will be certainty in its conclusion whether it is indeed an efficient way to educate children. It is possible to know if the conclusion of implementing this collaborative effort is correct because of the studies and researches that will be made, as well as the test-run that will be conducted.
Nevertheless, it cannot be prevented that there will be different opinions regarding this collaborative efforts because there are many stakeholders that are involved in the educational process. Individual diversity, together with the various backgrounds that they came from, contributes to people’s varying perspective regarding this method. This could be exemplified by the fact there will be some people who would criticize this method because of some educators and parents that are not competent enough to teach a child. On the other hand, there are those who will support this proposal because quality and effective education can be easily achieved through the cooperation of those people that are most influential to children. The disagreement in this issue shows the two different conclusions that emerged. These conclusions can be both correct depending on the basis or angle on where you will look at the problem.
In the instance that there are two conclusions, there will always be one conclusion that is more feasible or effective than the other. This could be determined by weighing the strengths and weaknesses of the conclusions. It will also be advantageous if a clear objective will be used as a standard in knowing which conclusion is better than the other. This is due to the fact that each conclusion has its respective positive and negative sides that must be carefully analyzed in order to see which among them are most applicable with the issue at hand. By doing this, the problem will be properly addressed since the best solution or conclusion is chosen.
In line with the discussions above, there is also a possibility that an individual might change his or her conclusion because of the emergence of other possible conclusions from other people. Personally, I would change my conclusion if I believe that there is another conclusion that is more effective than mine. My decision to recognize or even implement another person’s conclusion is dependent on the factor of whether he or she could give me substantive and clear evidence that will prove the soundness of their conclusion. I also have to see for myself that their conclusion is indeed applicable and effective in addressing the problem at hand. The issue of giving quality education to children and choosing the best way to render it is a very important and crucial matter that must be given due attention and consideration because the very future of the child and the society that he or she will interact with will be affected.
Goel, M. (2007). The Importance of Education. Retrieved February 4, 2009
UNESCO. (n.d.). Primary Education. Retrieved February 4, 2009, from http://en.unesco.org/themes/lifelong-learning-systems.