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Q1: “Education should be the first concern of any government.” Do you agree?
There is a Chinese saying “Children are the country’s cornerstone.” No matter how much a country is blessed with natural resources, its population is the ultimate force behind any economic achievement. For e tries like China and India which have plentiful amounts of natural resources to tap, their people are still much needed to use these resources to generate the growth of the economy. For countries such as Singapore and Japan which have practically no natural resources, their people are the only resource. Hence, we can see that the population is the most valuable asset of a country and I feel that a government should ensure that its people are well-educated for the benefits of economic growth.
I agree with the view that education should be the primary concern of any government. However, not all countries around the world adopt this view. Some think that defence should be their first priority, others choose healthcare, crime control and technological improvement. Take India for example. She is the second most populous country in the world and experiencing a population boom, especially in the countryside where birth control is not common. The country devotes a great deal of attention to defence and military spending. This is not surprising since India and her neighbour, Pakistan, for years have been caught in a circle of animosity and distrust; they have fought several wars. However, I feel that the emphasis on defence is at the expense of the people’s edu cation. India is basically still an agrarian economy. Many rural children do not have the opportunity to go to school due to the lack of educational facilities in the country side where communications and infrastructure are poor. This problem is aggravated by poverty. Even if there were schools available, most children would still not stand a chance of obtaining an education as they are simply too poor to afford it. Besides, their parents prefer sending them to work in the fields to minimise the financial bur den. Things are not much better in the cities either. Al though the people are relatively wealthier and many can afford to send their children to schools, child labourers are an ubiquitous sight. In fact, India has one of the high est rates of child labour in the world. These children work. long hours daily for meagre wages. Their future looks bleak, since without any education they are unlikely to find a well-paid job when they grow up.
It has been shown that the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is spreading at a faster rate, especially in the developing countries in Africa and Asia. At the moment, no cure has been found for this disease. One of the major reasons it has infected so many people in these countries is pure ignorance. It is the rural people who are the most vulnerable to this disease since the lack of edu cation causes them to be ignorant of the ways of trans mission of AIDS. As I have mentioned in the previous paragraph, it is already hard for the rural poor to obtain a basic education about the prevention of AIDS.
The more developed countries definitely have a higher literacy rate than the developing ones. However, this does not mean complacency can be allowed to set in here. The government of the United States of America, for example, has realised that it is now time to do something about its educational system which is plagued with a drop in standards. Critics have condemned the system in which students are assessed using multiple choice questions which they say do not fully test the students’ abilities and intelligence.
I see the need for governments to let education be their first concern. In the case of developing countries like India, the government should ensure that education is available and affordable for the young. They should improve the infrastructure in the rural areas so that the poor can easily reached by teachers and so schools can be built. A large pool of illiterate young people is inevitably detrimental to the economy and progress of the nation. It is also a waste of human resources. Developed nations with established educational systems should constantly seek to upgrade and improve these systems. In this way, countries will always be able to have well-educated and quality labour forces to assist in economic development and nation building.
Q2: Discuss the contribution of teachers to Man.
Teachers can be found in every country and society. They are found in various fields, imparting skills and knowledge. widespread presence indicates their importance to mankind, for indeed, teachers contribute to the welfare of mankind in various ways.
Teachers are important in the development of the mind. They are important in delivering knowledge in the class rooms. Facts and discoveries throughout the ages are imparted to the young and even the old, allowing the in crease of knowledge. But perhaps more importantly, the teacher provides guidance in the way to think. Classroom teaching stimulates the mind to think and develop, and the teacher plays the important role of encouragement and guidance. This is especially important for young children and teenagers who become equipped with the ability to think independently through such developments. What the teacher does for mankind is not just to impart knowledge but also to stimulate thinking so that the mind develops, and perhaps this results in the discovery of new ideas. This definitely benefits mankind and society.
(In fact, with Google, internet, search engines and YouTube, we are capable of learning knowledge on our own. It is the thinking skills that will set us apart, namely critical thinking, creative thinking, systemic and systematic thinking!)
Teachers prepare the young for the adult world, helping and guiding them as they grow. The ability to think independently is part of the life skills which a teacher helps a child develop. Such skills prepare the child for a time when he has to leave the protection of his parents and teachers. The young also gain the necessary knowledge for their future occupations. After all, no one is born a doctor or a lawyer. Even a teacher himself had to be taught in order to become one. Thus, in this way, EDUCATORS prepare the young for the adult world and ensure the continued survival of mankind.
Some teachers may also guide in the development of the body. Although sports are generally regarded as an area where natural talents are inherently important, guidance is still important and here, the teacher comes in. For the development of the body and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle, sport is important. Everyone needs some basic guidance in the use of various sports equipment. The health and fitness of the layman is enhanced by the guidance of teaching professionals. Even athletes and sportsmen required coaching to develop their inborn talents. In this way. teachers in the field of sports develop the body, and benefit mankind.
As in sports, the arts and music need a certain amount of talent. But the role of teachers, as in sports, is not only. to guide the general public towards appreciation and some basic knowledge of the arts and music, but also to help those with special talents. The naturally gifted, teaching others, can also impart their experiences and this ensures that their talents do not die with them but continue. to contribute to the welfare of mankind. Speaking from personal experience, I know that my piano instrcutor is constantly guiding and developing my musical knowledge and skills. What she provides is not just guidance but also assistance in the discovery of my capabilities. There are thousands of people in the world, benefiting from the guidance of their teachers. And considering that the in fluence of one teacher may lead to that student’s subsequent coaching and training of another person, there is no telling how far skills and knowledge can be imparted. Indeed, one is reminded of the Singapore Government slogan in the recruitment of teachers – “Teach. You never know where your influence ends.”
In our modern age of technology, one may find accountants and other occupations gradually being replaced by computers. But a computer can neve replace a teacher, just as a book can never equal the knowledge delivered by a living person. The teacher provides the real-life, personal touch in the communication of knowledge. Moreover, even modern ideas of technology require a teacher to impart them to the general public. Through the spread of modern technology, society develops and mankind’s welfare is again benefited.
Teachers may also play a role in the bringing together of mankind around the world – the creation of a global village. They are necessary to increase communication between people, for example, by the teaching of various languages. Only then can mankind around the world communicate. As I mentioned before, technology is also in directly enhanced by teaching. There is no end to the benefits mankind can gain from the development of technology. Better communications enable people around the world to come together in discussions of world issues, such as the environment and peace. These definitely benefit mankind and teachers play an indirect role in bringing about these changes and developments.
Perhaps the most widely recognised contribution of teachers to the welfare of mankind, however, remains. their influence on the young, particularly in schools. The importance of education is widely recognised. And in our modern society where working parents spend little time with their children, the contributions of teachers have gone beyond the imparting of knowledge. They now in fluence children’s characters, attitudes and ideas. In a way, teachers have in part taken over the role of the parents in the development of the young. Thus, their influence on and contribution to mankind are great. Even in developing countries, teachers play the important role of spreading new knowledge and ideas and help in the development of the nation. The contribution of teachers to man kind’s welfare cannot be denied.
Teachers definitely play a very important role in society. Indeed, their contributions are found everywhere, for teachers influence mankind and contribute to an endless spread of influence from generation to generation. Thus, the contribution of teachers to the welfare of mankind is a never-ending and important one.
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