Five Myths about Education
There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding education policies, especially when it comes to public schools. Of course, these may have grounds. However, nearly 99% of these misconceptions are pure fiction. Below in this post I’m going to discuss and debunk the most common myths about education.
#1 More Homework Means More Learning
It was calculated that additional home assignments has little to no impact on the academic grades. It’s rather the opposite – students who regularly spend most of their free time on homework tend to show more stress-related symptoms. While those who spend less hours on their home assignment are happier and healthier. Too many tasks can also make students using services that offer help in writing their research papers (like web resource www.brilliant-essay.com, or Free Essay iPhone application, etc.).
#2 Private Schools Are Better than Public Ones
Just because your child goes to a private school doesn’t mean that he or she will be educated better. Both public and private establishments have their advantages and disadvantages. For instance, the benefits of public schools are the wider range of extracurricular activities (especially when it comes to sports and music), great exchange programs and grants. While the undeniable advantages of private schools are small classes, low violence rates, etc.
#3 Teachers Have Little Knowledge About What They Are Teaching
That’s not true. In order to become a teacher, the candidates have to pass many exams and get a degree in their field. Of course, the requirements differ from state to state, yet no one will hire a person who has no knowledge about the subject he or she’s going to teach. What’s more – in many countries government conducts special exams for teachers on a regular basis + qualification skill raising trainings.
#4 Teachers Don’t Care
They care. People become teachers because they do care. Most teachers do their best to motivate their students and improve their results. Of course, many teachers face difficulties (such as indifference, violence, disrespect, etc.) which may discourage them quickly. But still, I believe than every teacher has become a teacher to spread the knowledge and care about his/her students.
#5 Teachers Are Solely Responsible For Learning
Wrong. The main aim of a teacher is to assist, to show the right way and to supervise the process of learning. Learning is an interactive process that requires equal effort both from the student and teacher. Nowadays, when there’s a limitless access to any information, teacher doesn’t play the role of the main source of valuable knowledge. He rather plays the role of an advisor and supervisor who monitors the process of learning. Teachers aren’t solely responsible for poor/high academic performance. Low grades are usually a result of indifference to the subject, missing classes and poor preparation: there are both A-students and D-students within one class. Besides these, there are many other myths about education policies, public/private schools, free grants, etc.
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