There is no perfection when it comes to an education system, and it is for this reason that we have to make improvements periodically. Compared to the olden school systems, it is safe to say that the current one if far much better—yet there is so much room for improvements.
Given the resources available to us, it is important to advance the capabilities of our education systems and help all students further on our development in the long run. Here are some ways through which we can improve the current school system.
Improving the education system
Encourage skill development
Most educations systems in the world focus more on class work performance, which is a poor way of learning and assessment. When a student goes to school, they should be able to learn a skill—and this is what schools should focus on. Classes should be more hands-on, and teachers should encourage students to participate. In a hands-on class, it is very easy for a teacher to offer guidance and personalized attention to every student.
EBooks and E-Libraries
One factor that keeps hindering access to books is the cost of paper manufacturing and printing. With the use of electronic books, it becomes affordable for parents and schools to buy books, and stock their libraries—this is why using EBooks makes a lot of sense. Every school should buy enough computers for a library so that every student can access these books. Parents, on the other hand, can buy EBook readers for their kids to use for reading books both at school and when at home.
Most schools roll out a curriculum, and all students have to follow it with no consideration of their interest. Learning should be helping students become what they want to be in life. If a kid is interested in fixing radios and other home electronics, then they should be nurtured towards an electronics engineering course.
Most schools dictate to students what they should learn, something that has to be stopped in due time.
Balanced education and social life
This mainly goes out to all parents—particularly those that force their kids to use most of their time studying. Once a child attends school, comes home and finishes their homework, then that is all the learning they need. Children should be given enough time to have a social life and interact with other kids—through playing and socializing.