Education 11

TOPIC

Would a five-day school week be beneficial for students?

(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 a five-day school week would be beneficial for students in many ways.
 Firstly, it can help students to develop their potential to its full extent. Education in Japan destroys their individuality and ability to think for themselves while there is more value being placed on individual ability. Under the circumstances, increasing opportunities to study at home is a real benefit because it encourages students to develop their originality and creativity.
 Secondly, the prevailing subject-oriented system of school is not useful for real life. Ordinary people do not need to study overly-advanced subjects unless they want to become a specialist in that area. Moreover no matter how many days a week students go to school, unless they study at home, they cannot improve their scholastic ability.
 Finally, children can spend more time with their family. Moreover some research has shown that children who travel a lot with their family have higher scholastic ability than children who don’t spend much time with their family.
 As I mentioned, I think a five-day school week would be beneficial for students in many ways.

メモ

週5日制は生徒のためになるか?です。
最近は、週5日制を見直そうとする動きもありますね。
わたしは個人的には、学問も大事だけど、もっと学校で、実生活に役立つことを教えてほしかったです。
仕事の事についてとか、お金の管理、ネガティヴな感情に上手に対処する方法、そして人間関係の事についてなどです。
この辺の事も、エッセイで使えますね。
学力の低下が反対意見としてあげられますが、学校に週何日、1日何時間いようと、自発的に勉強する意思がないと、そして定期的な復習をしないと(特に、勉強において復習は必須なので)、学力は上がらない、と反論することが出来ると思います。