This work talks that parents rarely contribute to inculcating the much-needed values in their children assuming the school should do most of the work. On the other hand, the school assumes the same about the parents, thus, children are left alone to do whatever they please as long as they are within the limits of the school rules. This controversy begs the question “Must a set of values be prescribed by the state or federal government and taught in schools or must the teaching of values be the responsibility of the families?”
The state has considerable machinery and is quite capable of having schools teach values wherein if it were to take over this role, the value systems would be inculcated in the curriculum. Students would have to interact with them in the same way they interact with their day-to-day learning. Currently, the values taught often depend on the teachers personality with some who consider them beneficial focusing on them while a large number simply teach the curriculum and leave the learners to their own devices in other issues. However, if the state or federal government was to mandate them, they would all be forced to teach these values which would result in learners having more exposure and getting a chance to tell apart right from wrong with guidance from professionals.
The essay comes to a conclusion that the parents and teachers should be role models. Psychologists for instance claim that most children who grow up to be spouse batterers are influenced by how their parents treated them. ...Show more