Burden of school children !
August 10, 2007 8:55pm CST
Communucation and technology have reduced the world into a small place. It appears to be 200 countries in one village.There was a time if we wanted to go to England it took 22 days to reach the destination. Now it is possible to reach England within 8 hrs. Who knows, it might be reduced to 4 hrs time to come. The advancement of science has not reduced the burden of carrying of books on back of kids here in India.It is very unfortunate to know some schools have incresed the load of books. If you happen to see the kids carrying a heavy bag,a bottle of water and lunch box you feel pathetic for them. On returning from schools the kids are not allowed to rest or play. Instead the the parents keep their kids occupied in writing home works.What is this home work? Rewriting the lessons already taught in the class.sometimes teachers gives excess of homework and the children dont even find time to revise lessons instead spend time in writing.Off course it will be interesting to see the parents feeding the children while they write home work.It shows the lack of time..am i right??? The educated people time to time discuss sitting across the table that there should be a change in the system of education.they keep their discussions in black and white for some one to take step to materialise the plans. In my opinion instead of changing the system, theymust introduce computers to schools so that the kids go to schools with little study materials and learn everything in the computers.What they learn should be stored in computers. Let the kids say goodbye to home work.I wish to see them in the playgound in the evening atleast for a little while.It would be a excercise as well as entertainment for them. Do you agree with me? if yes, why? and if No, why? I would like to know is this burden of carrying books existing in other countries too.
13 Aug 07
the situation is the same in China.the government is always saying reduce the burden of students,but it is much heavier than before.not just the burden of carrying books.here in China introducing computers is not a terminal solution.many children are addicted to computer games,and little of them can use computer as a tool of learning.so i think books or other paper materials are still useful,homework is a way to check the learning state of children,but too much homework is burden,if a child has no spare time to do things he wants to do,i think this is not a good education system.other abilities are also important for a child.they are not learning machine,they are our future.
12 Aug 07
I do agree with you friend, but not completely. The reason is because, children are very funny in the sense that, if you give chance to most of them, they won't study their books, but play instead. They more they are close to thier books, the more they get better in their academics. Studying using textbooks remain the best ever even with the introduction of computers. It is better to study with their books than computer cos the rays coming out of the computer screen isn't good for their eyes. Thanks and have a nice day.
12 Aug 07
Yes the increase in the burden can be really painful.These small kids who rarely can walk properly have to carry such burdens.It is really important that the burden be reduced.So many subjects so many books is hardly required at such a young age.Also it can lead to deseases in later stage.This is age of there playing & one should not rob them of there childhood as childhood just comes ones.