Posts Tagged ‘education’

hands around the worldRich countries not only should but must help poorer ones. It is not a question of charity; it is a matter of cooperation, equality and ethics, though. In my opinion, there are three aspects in which the first world would have to aid the third world: foreign debt, education and women’s role.

First of all, wealthy countries must cancel the external debt of poor ones. It is true that Governments are already sending some money, but they are wasting because it go directly to dictator’s pockets and contributes unfortunately to impoverish more and more countries in need.

Moreover, rich countries would have to invest in education in the third world. Only education makes people aware of the injustices they are suffering, needy countries’ people could knock their governments down and build equal countries from scratch.

Last but not least, first world countries must help to improve the women’s role in impoverished countries. As they are in charge of children’s education, if women were educated, they would transmit their knowledge to next generations.

In conclusion, what rich countries should do is participate actively in the fight against poverty. That way, we will achieve a better and more equal world. The problem is that governments from the first world are often more interested in other issues than in helping people in need (from their or other countries).

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Nowadays it is easier to find computers in a classroom than a teacher. Although I think that students should be taught to use them and know their application in their lives, I strongly believe that it is a huge mistake to leave our children’s education in machines’ hands.

Firstly, many pupils have writing problems because of the use of text editors. That kind of programs check and correct their mistakes immediately. As a result, they would lose their handwriting skills and increase their computer dependence.

Moreover, computers are reducing our children arts and crafts abilities. For instance, it is absolutely impossible to learn how to play music without having a musical instrument in your hands.

In contrast, the teachers who use computers are brought the chance to use audiovisual material that can help the children remember information quickly.

To sum up, I feel that the introduction of computers at schools would be positive if they are used in a good way. However, we must be aware that teachers should be part of our children’s education because there are values and some knowledge that can’t be taught by machines.

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