2018-06-07: Task 2 (Uzbekistan)
Some people think that the teenagers should concentrate on all subjects of school. Others believe that the teenagers should focus on those subject in which they are best or which are more interesting. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
The past few decades have witnessed the significant development of our education system. Students, especially teenagers go to school to acquire knowledge through all designed subjects. Some would argue that instead of studying all the courses, teenagers should have the right to choose what to learn based on their preferences or specialties. In my opinion, young students should learn all the subjects.
All the subjects provided at high school are crucial for students in terms of their future development. To be specific, subjects designed in high school are usually fundamental knowledge and basic principles. These basic knowledge is the cornerstone which can be applied by teenagers in the future when they pursue their education in university. For instances, an individual who took a class of physics will build his or her knowledge on top of that and further conduct new research in the field of physics. Moreover, since high school education offers a variety of classes, ranging from social art to science and engineering, it allows young students to cultivate more personal interests. The youth who are young and naive, have little understanding of the world, which will in turn set a limited scope of their interests. However, by learning all subjects in high school, students are able to enrich their knowledge so that they will have interests in more disciplines. Besides, a wide range of courses helps students to prepare for the job market. Despite the fact that they only know what they like to do, students have no idea what is required by the job market. Schools, on the other hand, have the ability to conduct surveys and research of the demand of job market. Therefore, schools designed subjects will more likely to ensure the youth going to the job market well prepared.
Those who oppose my statement may claim that students will be more motivated if they have the right to choose which subjects they study. This argument seems true at the first glance; nevertheless, it is unreasonable. Students can also be efficient when schools can provide a well designed curriculum. In addition, without the proper guidance of the teacher, students are likely to select those subjects which are easy to pass. As a result, teenagers are getting more and more lazy and may even develop a negative attitude toward those difficult subjects.
In summary, students should not be given the power of selecting courses according to their own preferences.
These days, an ample emphasis has been placed on education and school curriculum. This essay thus first aims to investigate why some people assert studying particular courses that school-age children like is more beneficial; thereafter, it examines why others think students should study a variety of subjects, followed by my perception.
One aspect which some millennials believe justifies concentrating on a few liked school subjects by pupils can be identified as a higher chance of acquiring proficiency. If youngsters concentrate on what they are interested in, they will not become bored during their studies, allowing them to improve their skills more rapidly, thereby achieving a higher level of proficiency at an earlier age. This then will ensure them a successful life when they grow up. A study conducted by the USLA in 2017, for instance, showed that 71 percent of adolescents who focus on particular subjects that they like such as art, music, and painting turn out to be accomplished artists in their later years. However, the opposition put forward convincing arguments.
Another angle on this debate suggests students should study a variety of subjects. The real world necessitates numerous skills and therefore school curriculums should offer different disciplines for students to focus on, allowing them to obtain different abilities, which gives them more opportunities when they grow up. For example, Labor market statistics acknowledge that young professionals need to have a large number of abilities such as computer literacy, mathematical competency as well as interpersonal skills in order to be successful in job interviews. This illustrates the equal necessity of studying varied subjects.
In summary, it is clear that some proportions of young students will have more proficiency in some subjects if they concentrate on them; nonetheless, I believe that having a variety of skills provides more opportunities and hence juveniles should concentrate on different subjects whether they are interested in them or no.