Almost everyone agrees that we should be training children to recycle waste to save the earth’s natural resources. Some believe that it is parents who should teach their children to recycle waste. Other argues that school is the best place to teach this.
Discuss both view and give your own opinion.
Most people believe that children should be taught about the importance of recycling waste and packaging. There is, however, a strong debate as to whether this should happen at home or in school. In my opinion, both should be indispensable parts of promoting recycling behaviour in children.
The argument in favour of teaching children at school about recycling is largely based on the perspective that children learn best at school. This is because school provides a natural environment of studying and teachers are known to have natural authority over their pupils who are used to learning from them. At school, teachers can instil theoretical knowledge of recycling waste and nurture a sense of environmental responsibility in their students. Furthermore, an education program on recycling could easily be integrated in school curriculum in sport and biology classes.
Despite these arguments, there is an equally strong case to be made that children learn best about recycling at home. Studies have shown that majority of recycling activities occur in the children’s house. At home, parents are the best role models for their children. Young people tend to imitate all of their parents’ habits in their childhood such as way of recycling waste. Also, learning at home would not just allow parents to teach and supervise the behaviour of their children; immediate correction may also be made if an inappropriate habit of recycling is detected. Gradually, children could acquire practical experience of recycling if they are physically participating in the actual progress.
In conclusion, it is both the responsibilities of the school and parent to educating children about...