- 2017年12月11日19:57 来源：小站教育作者：小站托福编辑
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Agree or disagree?
Students do not respect teachers as much as they did in the past.
审题，题目里的关键词是respect和as much as in the past;
With the development of modern society, some people think that students do not behave as respectful to their teachers as in the past. They point out that it is much easier to obtain knowledge in the Internet, so teachers obviously become less important. When it comes to me, I quite agree with the argument above and firmly believe that teachers nowadays receive much less respect than teacher in the past. Here are my reasons and examples.
To begin with, with the rapid development of the Internet, knowledge becomes more and more accessible. Various kinds of courses videos or e-textbooks can be found free in the Internet, thus actually leads to the decline of the importance of teachers’ existence. For example, almost all the Shanghai college students need to learn a compulsory course named Chinese Modern History. We took this course every Friday night from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. However, most of us would choose to skip this class because the contents our teacher showed on the class was very boring. Plus, we could learn Chinese History from online videos, documentaries or history novels. Each of them contained vivid depictions or interesting stories, which made it much easier for us to remember the knowledge we should acquire. As we can see, in this case, the importance of teachers has declined due to the emergence of the Internet, which certainly would lead to students’ losing respect to their teachers.
In addition, a large number of educational institutions has been appearing during the last decade. Education is constantly commercializing. Drastic competition among these educational institutions, especially among those private ones, leads to a situation that students and their parents have wider range of options while they are considering which of the institutions they are willing to choose. Thus leads to a severe drop of the scarcity of teachers and finally results in the decrease of their status. Take my hometown as an example. During my primary school years, all of my classmates behaved respectfully to our teachers in class, for there were no private educational institutions outside public school. However, when I grew up a bit and went to high school, students in my class dared do much more impolite things in our school courses, such as playing their mobile phone or whispering with their friends. The appearance of numerous private educational institutions attributed to this phenomenon. With their existence, students knew they could catch up with their peers even if they did not concentrate in class, for they could get tutoring classes after school. Therefore, the increasing accessibility of private educational resources also play an important role in the decline of teachers’ status.
Admittedly, some people would argue that teachers can perform like a moral model for young kids, especially primary school teachers. Different from those private teachers or the information on the computer, public teachers usually spend much more time with their students, which makes it easier for them to teach the kids something besides knowledge—honesty, kindness, cooperation, and so on. However, these good qualities can also be learned from children’s parents or some other elder people. Take Chinese writer ZhengYuanjie as an example. He decided not to send his son to public school but to educate him at home. Ten years passed and his son grew up to be a happy, successful man. Without the influence of teachers, the son of Mr. Zheng could also learn these good qualities from his families.
In conclusion, students now indeed show less respect to their teachers compared with their past attitude. One the one hand, Internet has the ability to provide students free knowledge; on the other hand, a large number of educational institutions make the accessibility of knowledge decrease, thus can also lead to teachers’ inferior status. Although teachers can perform as a model for their students which is a merit difficult to be replaced by those two factors above, generally speaking, the status of teachers in the society is dropping gradually. All these elements finally cause students’ more negative attitude towards their teachers.