Once children start school teachers have more influence on their intellectual and social development than their parents do. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
According to some people, the role of educators is to simply teach pupils the three R’s of reading, writing and arithmetic, whereas the development of social skills should be left to the child’s parents. In my opinion, parents and teachers are likewise responsible for success of children and their learning.
Students certainly spend a great deal of time at school and consequently the teachers will play an important role in a child’s development. As role models they not only impart academic knowledge but also inculcate into the children important social education. For instance, younger children can be taught good behavior such as sharing and being nice to each other. Whereas older students will need to learn important skills such as teamwork and respect for law and order.
However, the role of parents should not be underestimated. Firstly, parents are a child’s first and most important role models. When children are very young teachers play little or no role in their lives. Children tend to imitate their parents more than their teachers. Secondly, by being a positive role model for their children, parents can shape their character to a great extent. Consequently, it is, in my view important that parents ensure that the home atmosphere is conducive to learning both academic and social skills.
To conclude, I agree that both teachers and parents play important roles in both the social and intellectual development of children. The development of academic and social skills should go hand in hand for the benefit of the child.
By Dr Rob Burton
the three R’s (phrase) The three Rs (as in the letter R) are basic skills taught in schools: reading, writing and arithmetic: The phrase 'the three Rs' is used because each word in the phrase has a strong R phoneme (sound) at the beginning.
role model (noun) A person who serves as a model in a particular behavioral or social role for another person to emulate.
inculcate (verb) To teach (others) by frequent instruction or repetition: inculcate the young with a sense of duty.
conducive (adjective) Tending to cause or bring something about. The working conditions were not conducive to productivity.
hand in hand (idiom) To work alongside or in conjunction (with someone or something else), especially in pursuit of a common goal. Our company works hand in hand with market research firms to ensure that our clients' advertising reaches the broadest and most well suited audiences possible. The two drugs work hand in hand to combat the disease—one fighting the original infection, the other helping to repair damaged cells and tissue.
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