BRIDG­ING THE GAP IN ED­U­CA­TION

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EDNA B. SIBAL

Ed­u­ca­tion is the process in which knowl­edge, skills, and un­der­stand­ing take place in at­tend­ing a school, col­lege, or univer­sity. Not all learn­ers who go to school gained the same knowl­edge or skills in school­ing, some­times,it is gained through hard work and per­se­ver­ance. It is im­por­tant for the youth to­day to pur­sue learn­ing be­cause ed­u­ca­tio­nis a gate­way to suc­cess.

In a sce­nario where some stu­dents in school have dif­fer­ent per­cep­tions about school­ing, oth­ers would con­sider it a place to es­cape from home… house­hold chores,obli­ga­tion, fam­ily prob­lems. Ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions have be­come meet­ing places with their friends, more so,al­ibi for their “gim­micks”.

Will there be learn­ing if some of them are like that? Whose out­look is that? The par­ent who sends his child toschool or the teacher who serves as the fa­cil­i­ta­tor in learn­ing?

Each has his own obli­ga­tions or roles to por­tray in life. The ques­tion is, are we aware of it? Send­ing a child to an ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tion for a par­ent is not enough. Con­tin­u­ous mon­i­tor­ing and guid­ance must be ob­served to en­sure the suc­cess oflearn­ers’stud­ies.

The teacher calls the at­ten­tion of par­ents if a child’sper­for­mance­has gone astray and chose to be mis­led among any other stu­dents. Do par­ents re­ally know their child’s be­hav­ior in school? Do they have to blame teach­ers for their child’s fail­ure in stud­ies? Or blamed them­selves for not ex­tend­ing qual­ity time for their chil­dren?

It is true that qual­ity time and at­ten­tionover-pow­er­ing un­cer­tain­tiesif open com­mu­ni­ca­tion used by both par­ent and stu­dent in ad­dress­ing their prob­lems af­fect­ing the ed­u­ca­tion of a child is as­sured.

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The author is Teacher III at Ma­bal­a­cat Na­tional High School ,Ma­bal­a­cat City

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