some people think that the main purpose of schools is to teach children become useful citizens and workers, rather than benefiting them as individuals. Agree or disagree?
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The mission of education children is far from easy. Some people believe that the inculcation of ethical lessons in children to become useful citizens is necessary while others claim that each individual should learn to benefit himself first at school. I partly agree with the latter view for the following reasons.
First, it is argued that the priority of education of the youngsters towards their needs is psychologically conducive to their learning. It is likely that with no restriction which entails them to follow the moral codes of the society, they feel relaxed and study efficaciously. Is it true? Can a class achieve its high effectiveness when each individual because of putting their needs over others, for instance, goes to class late or forget to do home work.Only in a disciplined environment which emphasizes their obedience of the community codes can they learn the lessons to get along with others and be more confident in the future.
The second reason in support of the individualism in education at school is to encourage them to find out their inner desire. It is undeniable that not being affected by the herd voice can they discover what truly want and come up with the revolutionary inventions to change the world like the case of Thomas Edison. However, under no circumstance can they gain the support when they are only to serve the creators or some minorities. Facts have shown that the success roots from the community purpose that is to enhance the quality of live for all. Another point is that if the individualism was worshiped, for the sake of profit, youngsters would be businessmen without ethic or monopoly would take shape, leading to the prevalence of low quality products. Moreover, if it comes to the global issues, says, environment, epidemics and political conflicts can the individuals who only benefit themselves play a part?
All things considered, the purpose of education should harmonize between individual and community to produce useful citizens who follow moral norms, and at the same time, pursue their own interest to add more color to their world.
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'towards their needs' means purpose of educating children at school first is to benefit themselves as individual.
It is likely that with no restriction which entails them to follow the moral codes of the society, they feel relaxed and study efficaciously. -> means with no rule, children feel relaxed
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