Some people think schools should teach students to form good behaviour in
addition to providing formal education. To what extent do you agree or
It is widely acknowledged that a school should be a place for children to
get educated, which does not only include the learning of textbook knowledge,
but also the formation of good behaviour, I suppose.
Obviously, a person’s behaviour reflects his/her characteristics and morals
to some extent, which forms the impression of individuals leaving on others. For
example, people who usually help others and seldom break rules are generally
considered to be well-educated citizens and are often highly spoken by others.
By contrast, if a teenager who always bullies peers or damages public property
are seen as a “bad student” and being unpopular among classmates. Therefore, to
behave well exerts a great impact on a person’s social life, which is by no
means less important than some subject-related knowledge.
Considering the significance of good behaviour mentioned above, schools
should definitely attach more importance to the behavioural education. As
schooling is one of the most essential components contributing to young people’s
future development, schools should also play the role of imparting discipline to
the next generation rather than focusing on the school subjects such as
mathematics, language and science. Only through this way may arouse students’
attention in developing good behaviour and improve a nation’s overall image from
the long term.
To conclude, the function of schools should be far beyond providing
knowledge. To better prepare students for their future, they should introduce
and emphasise the education in the behavioural aspect and involve it in the
daily curriculum or teaching activities.