Many people argue that in order to improve educational quality, high school students are encouraged to make comments or even criticism on their teachers. Others think it will lead to loss of respect and discipline in the classroom. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

đăng 17:55, 20 thg 3, 2017 bởi Nam Đỗ Hoàng   [ đã cập nhật 17:55, 20 thg 3, 2017 ]

Finding ways to improve educational quality is often one of the top priorities in every education system.  In  some  cultures,  high  school  students  are  encouraged  to  give  their  opinions  about teachers, but I believe that this can also give rise to lack of respect and discipline in the classroom.

On the one hand, it is true that feedback from learners may contribute to an improvement in educational quality. In many cases, the level of comprehension of students relies very much not on the content of the lesson but on the way teachers conduct it. If, for example, the class is slow, it will be ineffective for teachers to teach too fast so that most students fail to retain the information. Without the comments of students, it would be difficult to know whether the speed of the lesson is appropriate for the class, which may eventually impair the quality of the lesson.

However, there are several drawbacks of allowing students to make comments and criticism on their teachers. Firstly, teachers can be vulnerable to the negative words of students. Many will feel that their efforts in delivering the lesson deserve praise rather than criticism or any form of feedback. This idea is commonly shared by teachers in the education systems of many Asian countries.  Secondly,  the  classroom  may  be  in  chaos  due  to  massive  numbers  of  comments. Opinions vary from students to students, and it would be impractical for teachers to work out a way of teaching that can satisfy all students.

In  conclusion,  it  seems to  me  that  encouraging high  school  students to comment  about their teachers does not necessarily mean an improvement in education quality.

(277 words - written by ielts.vinh)