After educational reform, it produces some problems.
The original purpose of it is to reduce students’
stress, but now it seems made more stress on students.
Maybe it is not very interesting to talk about
examination system, but I still want it be my subject.
After I have a part time job in cram school, I really
have some impressions.
Because of recommendatory system, students need to
join more authorized examinations to prove they are
better than others. Most of their time spend on
reading, testing. They can’t have their own time to
do other thing, whether it is good or bad, because
they need to go to cram school every night even on
weekend. I feel they are poor and miserable because
maybe they know all things from their textbooks but
how about things outside textbooks. Sometimes you can
see fear and tears in a little child’s eyes because
he is afraid that he will be blamed for forgetting
English vocabulary. Children should play with their
friend with happy and carefree that is what I always
think. If a kid just remembers tests in their
childhood, I worried that he will be not happy after
growing up. Besides children, it also is burden for
parents. A lot of achievement tests and authorized
examinations also mean you should pay a lot of money
to attend examinations.
Actually, I am an examinationism. I feel that entering
school by examination is more justice than entering
school by recommended because in Taiwanese social
culture still has some bad habits, for example,
sending money, entering by relationship and so on.
Honestly, not everyone do such kind of thing, but some
of them are black sheep. Taiwanese educators always
want to follow foreign, but sometimes they don’t
think over whether it is suitable for Taiwan. They
forget each country has his habit, culture, and
customer. On thing suits one country not means that it
also suits another country.
In fact, I am not against for recommendatory system
completely but it seems not planned very well and
seems a little thoughtless. Now, many people blame the
educational system, and they think that we should get
examination system back. In my opinion, I think the
Minister of Education should admit this mistake, and
examination system back. If he really wants to
practice recommendatory system, he should draw up a
good plan first. If the ministry of Education can’t
develop a good plan and just add new projects on it,
students will become more misery than before.
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