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  • Academic / General part 2 Ipshita 8pm 1

    Posted by Ipshita on June 29, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

    Write about the following topic:

    In some countries, it is thought advisable that children begin formal education at four years old, while in others they do not have to start school until they are seven or eight.

    How far do you agree with either of these views?

    Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

    Write at least 250 words.

    Dhaval replied 1 year ago 8 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Arjun

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    June 29, 2021 at 7:29 PM
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    Education plays a vital role in human development. Few people believe that infants should get education at the age of four whereas others think that it is not worth until they get seven or eight years old. I will be discussing both the view points in upcoming paragraphs and express my thoughts on this.

    To begin with, children should start studying at the age of four to get an exposure of new developments. At the stage of four, their mind will be like an engine of a brand new car which needs to adapt changes or get polished based on how a driver will drive a car. Likewise, children will get a chance to explore nature, friends, teachers, technology etc. Although that would so early in their age, still they can start their journey by going into a play school and start learning. By doing this at early age, their mind will get adapt to new things quickly and easily as brain of a young child will work faster as compare seven years old kid. Teachers can make kids familiar with subjects like Mathematics, English and science. Not only teachers will participate in this process, but parents will also help their children by nurturing them at home. For instance, a recent survey done by University of London declared that children who started their formal education at four have outperformed well in their teenage.

    While other people think that it is not an appropriate age for children to get surrounded with studies and give them such burden. Also, they should be spending more time with their parents rather than in school. However, they fail to recognise the fact that this does not always benefit for their overall development. This is because, some parents do not have that skills or capabilities to educate their children for the future, for which school is the best platform to get into and impart knowledge and socially interact with other kids as well.

    To conclude, early years of education will be beneficial for children will help them to grow mentally which automatically boost their performance till the time they get seven or eight years old.

  • Rashmi

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    June 29, 2021 at 8:42 PM
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    Now a days education is one of the essential part in all aspects of personal development. By seeing a broad spectrum each country has their own style , few believe education should be more practical oriented however others have different views. In global perspective, education prepares your foundation, if it starts early .

    But in my opinion, somehow I disagree for child early start formal education at 4 . I strongly believe in this age, they are adopting the world. Their curiosity is on peak, having different views and it should be handled very carefully instead of pushing them in formal education first they deserve to experience their own environment , day to day life and all emotions, apart from that they must have developed basic awareness in terms of their body and health. So they should be able to share or convey exact problem.

    I would like to conclude here that basic readiness is really required, if we will not nourish their innocence and curiosity, it will suppress over the time and we will be in some mechanical world everything would be instruction based .

  • Rekha

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    June 29, 2021 at 8:45 PM
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    Education plays vital role in everybody’s life whether young ones or grown ups. When the things are done at appropriate time it gives the best results . So it is very important that proper age for joining school or any education institution should be pre decided .

    At the age of four to five years,kids are to tender to do any activities, so it best to develop their fine motor skills before they actually start learning any subjects. Walking in proper line,climbing up and down the stairs, holding a crayon is few tasks that can be thought in the school. Healthy habits are something that is going to stay with them throughout their life,so even this can be included. Giving respect to elders and taking care of their younger siblings can also that be included.

    So ,according to me best age for joining school should be four years where kids are not doing any specific subjects but developing their skills. Teaching them subjects and expecting to score marks will be too harsh on their minds.

  • shubham

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    June 29, 2021 at 8:48 PM
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    Education plays a vital role in fundamental growth and development of students. Some countries think that school should be started at age four, however others think that seven or eight age is right. Though there are arguments, I radically agree that four years age is perfect for children to start education. This essay will discuss the arguments.

    To begin with, pursuing education at an early age(below five years) has its own gains. It helps in the overall growth and learning of students. For instance, children learns to interact with other students and can explore all the possible options like swimming, dancing, public speaking, sports activities at an early age. Another point to consider is that, parents can’t always answer all the questions of children, folks are often curious at this age and their queries can be better answered by the teachers at school. Furthermore, children starting schooling at an early age gets a head start in their life as compared to those students starting late.

    On the contrary, delaying adolescents starting point at school could have a huge impact on their future. Staying at home till this old age could impede them than others, as they do not get to know the outside world and its culture at a very early time. For instance, a survey report by John Hopkins(Psychologist) revealed that, children starting their education late often face difficulties in public speaking and it impedes their overall growth in life. Moreover, it really affects their thinking ability and they often find it difficult to cope up with this competitive world.

    In conclusion, this essay has discussed both views. Although both views have merits and demerits, I reckon, beginning school at age four or five is the most perfect time for children’s formal education.

  • Gnanaprakash

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    June 29, 2021 at 8:56 PM
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    Education is important for kids to build and train their cognitive skills to make them face the real world. Now, A lot of countries have different opinions about what could be the right age for their kids to start schooling. Some argue it is better to send them as early as four years old and some on contrary decide to hold them until they reach seven or eight years of age. This essay will discuss about these two topics and highlights why the former opinion is a better pick.

    In my perception when parents plan to send their kids a little late along their age, their motive here could be any of the two reasons.
    1)They want to restrict them at home with private tutors or
    2)Their kids are not yet simply ready for the School.
    The former could be because they are not satisfied with the current education system and want to tailor their children’s education according to their conduct. The latter simply being the blind love for one’s children, worried about the heavy burden schools put up on students these days.

    I strongly suggest kids are to be sent to school at the right age which could be around three to four years of age. While the points discussed in the above paragraph is not completely wrong it does have a few drawbacks. For instance, I started my formal education at an early age where I got to learn a lot of things like conversing with strangers, table manners, making friends and a lot of predominant things which cannot be taught at private tuition and holding up the kids education for very long time is a foolish choice.

    In Conclusion, Parents love for their children should not cloud their judgement, There’s a time for everything and not keeping up with the norms might put their kid’s future at risk.

  • Mayukh

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    June 29, 2021 at 9:05 PM
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    It is often found that many nations harp on early child education, i.e., children should start schooling from an age of four. Vis-a-vis, some countries in the world allows to start education when a child reaches seven or eight years of age. In my opinion, starting school early is better for the overall development of the child.

    Yes, it is correct to some extent that starting any child’s schooling at an age of seven or eight helps them to score good marks compared to those who are just four, and it also allows them to spend more childhood time with their parents. However, this practice doesn’t always benefit their overall development.

    Firstly, contemporary researches & investigations has found that the investment in early education improves not only cognitive skills or abilities, but also critical behavioural quality like sociability, motivation and self-esteem. Apart from this, researchers has also shared that children are more likely to learn more at school than they are at home, so starting earlier allows them more opportunities to learn, particularly when it comes to reading, writing, and solving mathematics. For this reason we can often see that now a days more and more play schools and pre-schools are coming up with nurturing environment for the kids, which helps them to learn in more innovative and unique ways. Few names of such schools are Kidzee & Little Laureates.

    Secondly, if a kid starts early schooling then they will be able to finish earlier, hence they could get more time to gain experiences in their field of work, from whatever they have learnt.

    Therefore, to conclude the concept of starting school education in early years is highly beneficial for any child because it boosts his or her personal as well as intellectual growth.

  • Aman

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    June 29, 2021 at 9:17 PM
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    An investment in education pays the best interest .It is commonly argued by some people that parents usually encourage their children to commence their formal learning from infanthood itself .However, other believes the children should not be sent to educational institutions till the time they reaches seven or above seven of their age. As per my opinion, initial education will boost up the overall development of the children.

    To some extent the question depend on how quickly and effectively the child understands when at their domestic places irrespective of considering the suitable age to gain access to the education from schools. Parents should keep a sharp eye on their toddler emotional aspects right from their childhood such as thinking and understanding capacity ,ability to react and respond so that children should not deprive these necessary skills by the time they enter the school. So, early schooling will not only help to generate the above aforementioned traits in the children but also to transform their minds as beginning years are considered best for shaping up ones brain.For instance,if parents can teach the basics of education subject before joining the schools than automatically their offspring will find it easier once same concept is being taught in institutions thereby,child will go ahead of their peers belonging to same age group.

    Unfortunately, some parents take education as a lighter option as they believe the children must spend quality time with them until they are around seven years old.They donot want to put unnecessary burden on their wards and they feel play and other homely activities like drawing and so on will help children to develop cognitive skills rather than sending them to the academy to acquire knowledge.

    To summarize, age should not be considered as attribute to decide upon to inculcate academic skills .Parents nurturing and encouragement will definitely be reflected up in the child’s overall performance .

  • Dhaval

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    June 29, 2021 at 9:20 PM

    Education plays a very important role in the development of human. While many of the parents push their children to start education at early age, some believe that it should be at a later age. I am a strong advocate to go for such education at a later age. In this essay firstly, we will disc about the demerit of early age education & secondly we will discuss about the merits of later age education.

    The children who start their formal education at a tender age, need to devote more time for studies at the cost of their family time. But for our infants, playing with toys and outdoor games are very much important for their physical & mental growth. Spending time with their parents will develop emotional qualities like love & care with them which help them to become a better human beings. Further forcing them to study at this age will impart a natural resistance towards the education system. For example, in the recent News article shows statistics that the children who start early education generally shows below average academic progress over others.

    Whereas at the older age say seven or eight, the toddlers get little matured to understand the basic concepts of study. Further before starting their formal education they get a chance to spend few years with the play school & nursery where they learn basic knowledge through singing, painting, dancing & other group activities. This kind of education also helps them to develop a natural interest towards study. For example Netherland is of the country where student shows height interest in reading books though they don’t encourage them to start reading before the age of seven.

    In conclusion, parents should not make any hurry to start the education at an early age. This will npt only help them to grow an a good human beings but also helps them to perform better on the longer run.

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