High school is like a passage one has to go through to get to the light. However to ensure that there are not as many obstacles to make the road as difficult and make it enjoyable, there are some measures that have been put in place. Sadly many teenagers around the world do not like high school. With complaints of what should be changed, here are some areas that if changes will significantly improve quality of high school education.
Standardization of everything
One of the biggest changes high schools should make is standardization of everything. With students coming from diverse backgrounds and having different life experiences, doing this ensures that only what is practical is displayed. In this case banning of home clothing by taking up uniforms, standardization of classrooms and even cafeteria food should be done. This way students are basically on the same level in school.
Extra curriculum activities
The reality of the ground is that there is usually a limited number of choices available when it comes to extra curriculum activities. In this case when standardization method is used in the school, boredom is also manifested and can be easily seen as many teenagers drop out. To avoid this extra curriculum activities that are considered fun should be incorporated in the syllabus, ensuring that it’s not all work with no play.
Stop overworking of teacher’s
Teachers often are under pressure to perform in a certain way and get the best results among varied students. Although this is usually already hard, they are often underpaid and overworked as there’s a syllabus in question they have to complete. In this regard by taking the wide range in syllabus should be reduced and performance judged per class taught instead of getting an overall average. This way the teachers will be more willing to give quality education over quantity.
One of the biggest complaints by high school students is the fact that there is usually a lot of assignments to bring home after classes. With the fact High school education often brings out the spirit of the competition for each to strive to become the best, students often overwork and hate school bringing its quality down. By giving just enough work the students will always have a happy time learning as there is time to rest.
Equality among students
High school students are often in a very delicate stage of adolescence and with it comes insecurity. In this case to ensure that feelings of hopelessness, inferiority complex and incompetence are eliminated, socialization should be made on a grand scale. In this regard after every few months changing of lockers, classes reshuffling and even random building competitions among students should be carried out, eliminating social groups in the process.
There’s a reason as to why there are usually minors and majors in universities. In this regard the same principle should be used in high schools. With most subjects being taught are never used again, teaching of such in minor classes will make the students look forward to classes as the more practical ones are the ones dwelt on.
However even with some changes needed to make high school education generally beneficial to all, one has to agree that there are irreplaceable experiences one can learn and use. Independence and accountability being in the forefront, forging of lifelong friendships is a guarantee for many.