Task 1 分析
Many young people leave school with a negative attitude. What are the reasons? How can we encourage young people to study?
2012.9.22 In some countries, Young people are not only richer but also safer and healthier than ever before. However, they are less happy. Reasons and solutions
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Recently, a soaring proportion of students have dropped out of the school and many more have made complaints about the current education and society. In this essay, I aim to analyze this phenomenon and recommend some feasible solutions.
The issue is undoubtedly not caused in a few days. So test-oriented the current education system has been for so long that both schools and parents seem to prioritize students’ academic performance as opposed to their integrative competence. Consequently, grueling schedules are always made for them. To make it worse, most of them are actually forced to study regardless of what their intrinsic interests are.
Another pathetic truth is that even though many young minds have made strenuous and persistent efforts for nearly two decades or even longer, not a few still fail to find a job worthy of their endeavor. Some of them probably will owe this to the unfairness of the job market and thus draw the conclusion that learning is useless.
To address the issue definitely requires long-term and collaborative efforts. The first and foremost is, in my eyes, to shift the focus of education from sheer knowledge instruction and skills training to stimulating their interests, cultivating good learning habits and developing original and critical way of thinking. Important as knowledge and skills may be, no matter how much we learn, if we learn it unwillingly, the learning itself remains meaningless.
On the other hand, it is essential that a fairer competitive mechanism be established to ensure that great efforts made, one can be rewarded accordingly.
To sum up, in my opinion, in order to dispel the negative influence on young people exerted by the conventionally knowledge-based education and unfair society, substantial changes have to be made, among which self-motivated learning is vital.
drop out 辍学
academic performance 学习成绩，学术表现
make strenuous and persistent efforts 付出不懈的努力
stimulate interests 激发他们的兴趣
cultivate good learning habits 培养良好的学习习惯
develop original and critical way of thinking 养成独立的辩证的思维方式
competitive mechanism 竞争机制
self-motivated learning 自我激励的学习