BRIDGING THE GAP IN EDUCATION
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.
The author is Teacher III at Mabalacat National High School ,Mabalacat City