Every one of us has been a school student, but not everyone thinks about the importance of school in present society.
Can’t parents raise a child on their own? Let’s find out why we need school at all and whether parents need to get involved in their child’s education in this institution.
What is the importance of schools?
The importance of school in modern society is very great because, in contrast to the upbringing in the family circle, it teaches him to live in society, communicate, meet and interact with others, other children and adults, which he can’t learn at home. That is why the school can be called a socially significant institution that contributes to the formation of a socially mature personality of each child.
Undoubtedly, an important role in the development of an individual personality is played by social status in the society that surrounds the schoolchild. It is possible to achieve high status through successful studies. A high grade given by the teacher provides a sense of absolute well-being in the individual.
In the classroom, a collective of children united by common interests, achievements, and goals is formed. Accordingly, each child acquires a social role and corresponding responsibilities that allow for a certain amount of moral experience.
School should help children to define their place in this life, and the subjects they are taught act as a means to achieve this goal. It is also where a child learns to read and write. It is at school that qualified teachers help to get the child interested in learning new things. Parents, if they are not familiar with the most important teaching methods, can only give their children extensive knowledge that will not help them to get along with people and cope with their future jobs.
A teacher who treats his work with great responsibility will recognize the peculiarities of each student, tighten up his weak qualities, and help him to become a well-rounded person. Only in an educational institution will a child learn to find an approach to different subjects, to achieve his goals by honest work, to become patriotic and sociable with other people.
Naturally, parents also need the school. Today is such a time that both men and women have to work. Naturally, because of work, parents will not have enough time to educate their child properly, preparing him for adult life in society.
Should parents be involved in their child’s schooling?
When parents send their children to school, they often think that their role in their child’s education is secondary, because they spend most of their time with teachers. But it is just the opposite – the role of the family in this case grows, and it must interact closely with the teachers. Even the famous Russian educator Sukhomlinsky said that both teachers and parents should have common tasks, the same interests, interest in participating in public affairs for upbringing, education, and development of a well-rounded person.
If parents do not push their child to study at school, to instruct, advise, and encourage, it will lead to indifference on his part to education, denial of participation in public school activities. Often parents are too busy with their own material concerns, believing that they will be successfully educated and trained by teachers, or they do not have much confidence in school methods. Often the reason for the child’s lack of desire to learn is the low level of education of the parents themselves, who cannot awaken the child’s cultural needs.
There are very emotional and shy kids who are too painful to perceive criticism of teachers, a mockery of classmates, strongly worried about poor marks in some subjects, or even minor mistakes. It is precisely such children who need the support of their parents, otherwise, they will lose the desire to attend school.
In that case, any caring father or mother should talk to a teacher, find out about the child’s character and abilities, and help him build good relationships with his peers. Show your baby your empathy, unobtrusively get him or her to share about his or her relationships with other children and adults outside the family.
Analyze with your child his or her actions, encourage him or her to think with you about why “the teacher was right” or “why classmates don’t want to communicate with him or her. All this will help him to correct his mistakes and in the future to properly perceive criticism and remarks without taking it personally.
If your child before school communicated mainly with relatives and adults, they often deserve a reputation for being unsociable, shy, do not like to be in sight, while they are very kind and polite. But children are not interested in such, as they prefer energetic, independent, and enterprising interlocutors. In such situations, parents can help their child to make friends with their classmates, if they will invite them to visit and participate in the social activities of the class, organizing tours, and so on, and the child must also take an active part, which will give him confidence.
There are three main stages of learning for children:
It is at the first stage that parents should be directly involved in the formation of his character and patterns of behavior in society. When he forms a certain personality, build their own principles and views, when he learns to communicate in a new environment with other people, reaching adolescence, then parents can not interfere in the affairs of his child and let him make his own decisions.
We can conclude that school is one of the driving forces behind the development of a child’s personality. It is it that shapes the individual’s subsequent relationship to his or her environment. We have found that the importance of schools in the present society is very high.