9 2月 2020


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Once children start school, teachers have more influence on their intellectual and social development than parents do. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.


Prior to decades ago, diverse education systems were founded in the need of human progress, some of which are preserved and even are being applied in current academic world, while others are eliminated due to inherent flaws. I believe that teachers have more enormous impact on students’ further development than studying with parents.

One of the recent trends in education is that the classroom environment should cater towards individual needs, goals and interests. In that, learning with parents illustrates its advantages as an inquiry-based education system where parents are in control with knowledge-output, customizing for their children. However, rather than consuming a large amount of parents’ valuable time on which they can spend earning a better living for the entire family, leaving educating children to the professionals seems to be a more sensible move. Admittedly, the majority of parents are not legitimate educators, so their misuse of knowledge is likely to wrong children, leading to unimaginable consequence regarding children’s future decisions.

In fact, the existence of modern educational module – learning with teachers — is proofed by its unique benefits. First, competition and collaboration are two essential abilities in the modern social construct, which can only be learnt in a team or among a group of people, and teachers play an indispensable part in this education. Schools provide a mini-social environment for students to interact with each other for the purpose of understanding the social paradigm in advance, including basic communication, confidence, sympathy and so forth under the supervision of teachers who can make correction whenever students are in trouble. Each single experience they encounter with peers is the most effective teaching presentation a student can get, while home learning can never suffice.

Overall, in my opinion, the role of teachers cannot be replaced by any form of education, and such way of learning should be encouraged under every circumstance, and the value of teachers should be recognized by both individuals and the society.