You should spend around 40 minutes on this task.
School should teach children good behavior and introduce ideas of ‘right and wrong’. It should not be left to parents. 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
There are differences of opinion regarding the best place from where moral education and virtuous quality can be imparted among children. There are some who believe that it is the onus of schools and should not only be left to parents. However, I believe schools as well as parents have distinct responsibilities in performing this.
There is a wide spread belief that parents excel in this responsibility because they have more emotional attachment with their children. For instance, they can understand their children in a better way than anyone else in the world. In addition, they are often seen as role models by their children, and if they are so, they can bring up their children in the best possible way. Finally, the considerable proportion of time they spend with their children is an added advantage for them to help their children distinguish between right and wrong.
On the other hand, schools also can play a pivotal role in molding a child’s character. The well-qualified teachers in the school can teach their students good morals effectively in a systematic way, in a time-bound situation. This is totally backed by a curriculum, which suits children of various developmental stages. Lastly, a good peer group interaction at a school atmosphere can make a child highly sociable and he learns what is right and wrong from this real life situation.
To sum up, I think moral education can be taught personally at home by parents, whereas the same can be done systematically at schools.