Monologue 6 "Education"

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Monologue 6 «Education»

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At the moment, the importance of higher education in the world is quite large. This is the main point when applying for high posts. But is it really that important? In this essay I will express my position on higher education.

First, let’s talk a little about the educational system in the Russian Federation. The education of children in our country, with the exception of kindergarten, begins at 6, 5-7, 5 years, less often at 8. The primary school stage ends after four years and then at about 11 years old children enter secondary school. The secondary school stage lasts longer – 5 years, and at the age of 15, students enter high school. They graduate from high school after two years. By the way, a child can drop out of school after the 9th grade, but in any case, according to the law, he must study until the age of 18, i.e. at the end of grade 9, he must go to college. Thus, compulsory education is provided for children aged 6, 5-7, 5 years to 16, 5-18 years. I think that the age of entering and leaving school was specially calculated, but I would change these age limits a little. I would slightly increase the age of admission to school and its graduation, and also introduce an additional career guidance year so that students can understand which area they are most attracted to.

As for the level of privacy of schools, there are both public and private schools in Russia. I can’t say which is better because both types of schools have their pros and cons. As a rule, in private schools there are fewer children in classes than in regular classes, which allow teachers to find an individual approach to each student. Also, such schools have very good equipment. But if I still choose among private and state education, then state schools are closer to me, because there are more opportunities for communication and interaction with society.

As for higher education, how every year its «popularity» is only increasing, an increasing number of teenagers want to get a place university. This is because, as I have already mentioned, the importance of higher education is increasing more and more every year. Do they have to pay? As you know, in Russia education is partially paid, i.e. there are both budget and paid places. I believe that this is the best option, because in this way there are no big difficulties with financing universities, and students have the opportunity to study free of change.

Also, let’s talk a little about the grading system. There are exams and continuous assessment, but exams are more common in universities and continuous assessment is more common in schools. I think that practice continuous assessment is the best way to test knowledge, because this way the students will study the material throughout the entire study period, and not just before exams. If we talk about exams, then the students revise the material for an exam, take this exam in the next day and then forget the material. This is not the best option for quality education!

It also happens that students drop out of university after some time of study. I don’t think this happens often because the Russian mentality claims that higher education is what you absolutely need, and you can’t quit studying under any circumstances, even if you don’t like it.

I think that the educational system of Russia is most similar to the educational systems of Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus. Once all these countries were part of the vast USSR, which is the reason for the similar mentality and the education system in particular. The only difference I know of is a different grading system. For example, in Ukraine, not a five-point, but a twelve-point assessment system. The opposite is the US educational system. For instance, the US has a different system of banning bullying. Teachers, on the other hand, prefer an informal classroom environment and less criticize the students ' approach to school assignments. American schools also have well-stocked libraries and possess state-of-the-art equipment. But there are also disadvantages. For example, in order to get a higher education, students very often make universities loan for their studies, and then, being a specialist, they pay back the past.

I’m sure many people had a favorite teacher at school. In my case it was a chemistry teacher. She combines all those qualities that I like. First of all, she always objectively assessed the level of students and tried to choose the most suitable pace of learning, as well as monitor the progress of each. She always tried to complete the curriculum, but if most of the students did not understand something, then we always get back to basics with her. Do not forget about human qualities! My chemistry teacher is always friendly and cheerful, not indifferent to the problems of students and tries to get into the situation. At the same time, she is strict to some extent and does not to encourage truancy, she always did her best. I believe she is a teacher by vocation. I made the grade in part because of her.

Now the question of distance learning is quite relevant. It has both pros and cons. Distance learning allows you to study in the most optimal pace for you and, perhaps, even be a quick-learner. You can also hand in assignments in electronic format, which is more convenient because typing is faster than writing, and teachers will not pick on the design, handwriting, etc. Important and many convenient is the use Digital Recourses for distance learning. And also it is easier to sit for exam in the format of distance learning. Perhaps, the main disadvantage of distance learning is that there is no eye-to-eye contact and it is very difficult to organize panel discussions. Also, in this format, there is less live communication with classmates.

As I said, higher education has a special place in the modern world. It has a lot of advantages. First of all, higher education helps to make progress in professional activity. Any employer will evaluate academic achievements because people with higher education are much more likely to be hired for higher positions. Some university disciplines such as philosophy make us put your thinking cap on life. That is, they help us to develop ourselves. As you know, university education, in particular in Russia, is not free for everyone. As I said, I think this is the optimal format, because only state funding will not allow improving the quality of education and remuneration of teachers.

Now I am studying at St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. I entered here because it is a prestigious university, it was a special suitable for me, and also because it is located in the city in which I wanted to study. In general, all the stars converged!

Interestingly, the amounts spent on education differ dramatically in different countries. For instance, Alaska has the highest per capita spending on secondary and primary education. The smallest are in Somalia (less than a billion dollars a years).

In summary, higher education is one of the three elephants that support the world. It is because without higher education you will not be hired for any decent position. Different countries have completely different education systems, just like the amount spent on them. In connection with the current situation in the world, the importance of distance learning has sharply increased, which has both pros and cons.