Education 06

TOPIC

(@) Should the university system be reformed?
(A) Do school curricula have a well-balanced content?
(B) Is modern education moving in the right direction?

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 (@) I think the university system should be reformed for three reasons.
 (A) I don’t think school curricula have a well-balanced content for three reasons.
 (B) I don’t think modern education is moving the right direction for three reasons.
 The first reason is that they don’t prepare young people for real life. As ordinary people do not need to study overly-advanced subjects unless they want to be a specialist in that area, they should prepare young people for real life instead of teaching overly-advanced subjects.
 The second reason is that they should teach money management. This may sound unorthodox but I honestly think school should teach money and asset management. I feel being financially independent is one of the most important keys to leading a happy life. We don’t receive any education about money at ordinary school even though we use it every day. Hence it is imperative that money management is taught at school.
 The final reason is that they don’t instruct students about different vocations. I think it is a big problem that students are not taught about a wide variety of different vocations, how to find an ideal job or how to start a business. Therefore vocations should be taught at school.
 (@) As I mentioned, for the aforesaid three reasons I think the university system should be reformed.
 (A) As I mentioned, for the aforesaid three reasons I don’t think school curricula have a well-balanced content.
 (B) As I mentioned, for the aforesaid three reasons I don’t think modern education is moving the right direction.

メモ

大学制度を改革するべきか?
学校のカリキュラムはバランスがとれているか?
現代の教育は正しい方向に進んでいるか?
です。
このような、現在の教育についての意見を聞かれるトピックは、大体この内容で、カバー出来ると思います。
構成としては、自分の思う、教育に対しての問題点を3つか4つくらい指摘して、それぞれに改善策の提案をすれば良いと思います。
他にも、道徳の授業をもっと増やしたり、ネガティヴな感情をうまくコントロール出来るようになるための心の授業を、小学校から大学まで取り入れるべきで、世の中から犯罪や戦争などがなくならないのは、経済的理由の次に、これらのことを学校で教えないからだ、とかが、よく指摘されることです。
教育問題は、ほかのトピックとの関連性が強いので、応用もしやすいし、書きやすいですね。