|Essay Sample 07 |
Клековкина Е., Манн
Comment on the following statement:
| Some people think that pupils should be involved in decisions about their school and should have a say in how things are run. Others think that pupils are too young to take part in such important decisions. |
What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Some people think that students need to take part in school management, whereas others think that they don not have enough experience for it.
I think that students should be given a chance to influence some important things about school. First of all, they are the ones who follow all the rules that come from above. Second, administrators can make mistakes and make some rules that might be a complete disaster for students. Also, everything that is done at school has a purpose to educate children better. So, I think that it is good to have some feedback and perhaps modify or improve the program for whom it is designed.
Some other people say children are driven by their desires and it is dangerous to trust them with important decisions about running a school. They will always chose what is better for their senses but not for the learning process.
Well, first of all "involve" does not mean that they will make their own rules. Like, "from now on we will cut the number of lessons a day from 7 to 2". They will just express their opinion about some important aspects of the learning process. This opinion should be thoroughly learned and then taken to consideration.
In conclusion, I would like to say treating pupils as adults and trusting them to influence some decisions makes sense. They have to learn how to support their opinions. It will also develop a good feeling as an active citizen who knows that situations around him or her depend on them.