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1.1. Education gives people knowledge and skills People with qualification are more likely to find work They can earn a higher salary They can contribute positively to society Schools aim to teach young people moral values such as tolerance and sharing Schools prepare children to be members of a society

2. Benefits of Studying Abroad

2.1. Foreign institutions may offer better courses Many students want to attend a prestigious university The best universities employ teachers who are experts in their fields Qualifications gained abroad can open the door to better job opportunities Living abroad can broaden students’ horizons Overseas students are exposed to different cultures and customs. They become more independent They are responsible for cooking, cleaning and paying bills They will learn a foreign language

3. Drawback of studying abroad

3.1. Living and studying abroad can be difficult Students have problems with paperwork such as visa applications The language barrier can be a problem Students have to find accommodation and pay bills Studying in a foreign language is challenging Living alone in an unfamiliar culture can cause homesickness

4. Technology in Education: Advantages

4.1. Technology is a powerful tool to engage students Technology can make lessons much more interesting Students can do research using online resources Students can study at their own place Adults can take distance learning courses Students can study whenever and wherever they want Students also learn skills which are useful for their future jobs For example, they learn to write reports using a word processor

5. Technology in Education: Disadvantages

5.1. People rely too much on computers Young learners do not become proficient in some basic skills They use word processors and spelling may suffer People should be able to write a letter by hand Technology is no substitute for a real teacher Learners need a structured course An experienced teacher knows what materials to choose Computers are expensive to maintain and can be unreliable

6. Technology in Education: Opinion

6.1. Institutions should supplement traditional teaching with the use of technology Technology is part of everyday life It can enhance a teacher’s lessons Students can use online resources to help with homework Students must still learn to write by hand They should still use traditional sources of information such as books

7. Education in Developing countries: Problems

7.1. Children often have to work from an early age There are no schools in many areas Families do not have access to books or computers Literacy rates are often low People in developing countries need knowledge and skills Education is the key to improving the economy of these countries

8. Education in developing countries: solutions

8.1. Developed countries could help developing nations by providing money They could invest in schools and technology They could supply the funds to build schools and pay for teachers Children need to have access to free schooling Computer equipment could be donated The Internet can expose students to a world of knowledge and information Governments should make education compulsory for all children They should encourage parents to send their children to school Governments of developed and developing countries must work together

9. Higher education: Advantages (also see “benefits of education”)

9.1. There are many benefits to going to university A degree can open the door to better employment prospects Economies are becoming increasingly knowledge-based Most jobs require specific knowledge and skills Skilled workers are needed for sectors such as information technology and engineering Repetitive manual jobs are now done by machine Many factories have moved to developing countries

10. Higher education: Disadvantages

10.1. A healthy economy needs a wide range of workers Some manual workers will always be needed A university degree is not necessary for many service professions Practical training is more important in some industries In the UK, for example, there is currently a shortage of plumbers Their services are therefore becoming more and more expensive

11. Advantage of Home-schooling

11.1. Some parents decide to educate their children at home Some families live in isolated areas with poor transport Other parents are not satisfied with local schools Parents can respond to what their children need and how they learn best One-to-one lessons allow much faster progress The child can work at his or her own pace Discipline problems are avoided by home-schooling

12. Disadvantages of home-schooling

12.1. Most parents do not have the time to educate their children at home One parent would need to give up work School subjects are normally taught by up to ten different teachers Most parents do not have the necessary knowledge or resources Private tutors are expensive Children will miss out on the social experience that school offers At school, children learn how to get on with each other Home-schooled children may lack social skills

13. Bad behavior in schools: causes

13.1. Bad behavior is due to a lack of structure and discipline There are too many children in some classes Large classes are difficult to manage May disruptive students come from an unstable family background Other parents are too lenient and spoil their children Some children are used to getting whatever they want Schools can do very little if they are not supported by parents

14. Bad behavior in schools: solutions

14.1. Schools need a clear code of conduct Schools need a clear set of rules about behavior They need to create a positive working atmosphere Teachers must have the power to punish disruptive students Schools should remove difficult children from lessons Schools need to work closely with parents Discipline could be lacking at home Parents must support the school rules They should take responsibility for their children’s behavior

15. Corporal Punishment: Opinion

15.1. Corporal Punishment is not a good idea Physical punishment is a way of controlling children using fear This does not promote trust between adults and children Children who are punished physically may become shy or resentful Corporal punishment creates an atmosphere of fear and anger

15.2. Single-sex Education: Disadvantages

16. Single Sex Education: Advantages

16.1. Some people believe that male and female students should go to separate schools This is often for religious or cultural reasons Discipline problems might be avoided by separating boys and girls Boys and girls may learn in different ways and have different needs Student at single-sex schools often get better exam grades.

17. Single-sex Education: Disadvantages

17.1. Some people believe that male and female students should go to separate schools This is often for religious or cultural reasons Discipline problems might be avoided by separating boys and girls Boys and girls may learn in different ways and have different needs Student at single-sex schools often get better exam grades.