Parents duties vs teachers duties.

Parents duties vs teachers duties.

August 9, 2018 / blog / Comments (0)

What parents should teach and what teachers should teach?

Defining Parents duties vs teachers duties?

What should teachers leave to parents to teach and vice versa. Or more specifically what are parents duties vs teachers duties?
When we look back at our childhood life-events, it’s highly unlikely that we wouldn’t associate our teachers with things like learning how to ride a bike or making your bed; instead we would probably associate a parents duties or guardian with that role of teaching.
However, when it comes to core classroom subjects such as mathematics or English, we would probably associate those subjects with a teacher.Still we need to understand the difference between parents duties vs teachers duties. Although, parents may play vital a part in encouraging and further reinforcing the importance of education into the child, it goes without saying that both parents and teachers are key players in teaching important formal and informal lessons. But where do we draw the line between informal and formal education? And how do we determine who has a bigger stake in teaching those lessons?

parents duties vs teachers duties

When the lesson stops at school it should continue at home.

The purpose of after school Soccer practice is comparable to that of Math practice, both improve performance at all levels and builds confidence and understanding of the nature of the task. The nature instinct of a parent to support and encourage their child to learn a subject, in most cases, will positively contribute to the child’s understanding and interest in that subject matter. Teachers on the other hand, have the expertise and knowledge required to teach that subject, whereas parents have the natural instinct and motivation to encourage further learning outside of school.

What lessons are taught at the home rather school?

The initial role of parenting starts with primary socialization, where the the child learns mannerisms through imitation and observation.

In early preschool years most children’s first teacher is their parents’ who encourages positive behavior, physical activities, and social skills through positive sanctions.  Our parents are the ones who taught us to behave in a certain way according to the values they learnt from their parents. Thus, becoming role models for important life skills

This role of teaching expands beyond just good table manners. Creating a positive and stimulating home learning environment, where education is reinforced by parents is integral to the intellectual and social development of children. As this will later ease the process of transition between home and formal education in a school. A parent’s role is to generate and maintain the interest levels around topics and subjects taught at school and encouraging positive behaviour towards school lessons. The complementary efforts of both teachers and parents will be able to influence in reinforce the understanding and importance of lifelong learning.

what parents should teach and what teachers should teach.

As parents what do we expect our children to learn at school?

Parents generally expect their children to learn to read and write, develop numeracy skills, to gain an appreciation of the arts and sciences, and to understand their position in the world from the perspectives of other people’s values and beliefs.

The expertise of teachers, thankfully, goes beyond just delivering the curriculum to students. A good teacher, today, understands how to pace their teaching to match the learning abilities of their students, and how to encourage their students to challenge themselves beyond their current capacity in order to achieve their full potential.

Where else are children taught?

Outside the classroom and home there are of course many other environments that children are exposed to, that inevitably contribute to and influence children’s learning experience.

Extended family and friends in the community contribute to the learning experiences, behavior, values, and life aspirations of children. These outside influences will affect their attitude towards school in general, and the learning opportunities presented in the classroom. As well as the extent to which they appreciate and embrace the learning opportunities given to them to achieve their goals in life.

The role of a teacher is essential in creating an environment that enables the curriculum to be professionally delivered with the formal environment of a classroom to enforce the development that includes: self-confidence, self-awareness, resilience, ambition, and aspiration.

Who teaches what?

While both teachers and parents are the most influential towards a child’s development, they do carry out different roles, but it’s fair to say, education is a shared responsibility. Schools, family, friends, and communities all play unique, but complementary roles. Both stakeholders contribute to the overall formal and informal development of the child as whole. While the parents influence the foundation of the child’s personality through primary socialization by teaching them their norms and values, teacher then further develop that personality through the means of secondary socialization, where-in the formal curriculum educates the children and molds them into 21st century students that are well aware of their surroundings and have an opinion on their position in the world.

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peter caush

Director The School Agency

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