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Old 08-30-2011, 02:08 AM
 
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I think that parents are responible to motivate childrent to learn....



But some people think it is differently in America.

On the other hand I met an adult person who was very proud that he cannot add fractions, he though it was funny. I think it was a shame.

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Actually no in America, it's the schools who are responsible for teaching that and instilling a thirst for knowledge.

...., maybe this person {who cannot add fractions} works in a field that has no requirement for adding fractions and forgot something that was arcane in their current world, ever think of that?

In America something that's important to one person might be insignificant to another......
Is there really an intelligent job where people can work without being able to add one half to two thirds?
And if parents find it funny that they cannot do that,
and if there are people who think that there are fields where basic knowlege from school is "insignificant"

how can a school teacher motivate their children to learn it?
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:04 AM
 
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It takes a WHOLE village...
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:40 AM
 
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I would think the logical answer is parents, but in this mixed up society we are presently living in, who knows...
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:05 AM
 
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It's up to parents to motivate kids to do anything less than fun.... clean their room, eat their veggies, be respectful and do their school work. And to pass out consequences for failure to meet expectations. IMO when a kid arrives at the first day of school without the benefit of parental "motivation" it makes the teachers job much harder. Especially if the parents undermine the teachers attempts to make a child responsible for their actions.

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Old 08-30-2011, 07:13 AM
 
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Before we had the world economy we have today, it was mostly parents with the "whole village" as well. The village would benefit from teaching children skills. Villages needed blacksmiths, horse handlers, bankers, dentists, barbers, doctors, teachers, etc etc. For the most part, these jobs were fulfilled by locals. So, the whole village would benefit since many people stayed local.

The village would probably send their brightest off to a university to be a doctor. And that new doctor would come back to work in the village for his community and "give back." Everyone would benefit.

However, the village mindset is mostly gone. I think the responsibility is on the parent to motivate the child. Its the child's responsibility to get the work done.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:17 AM
 
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It is up to the children to motivate themselves. It is THEIR education after all.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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It is up to the children to motivate themselves. It is THEIR education after all.
Agreed...
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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Parents. Parents make you do everything you don't enjoy but is good for you. Including studying, brushing your teeth, etc.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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Parents and teachers help to motivate young children. Older students are motivated by their peers, their teachers and their parents, probably in that order. Of course, there can be huge outside influences, like interesting career opportunities, or people they meet who inspire them, that can motivate them somewhere along the line. At the end of High School, it's totally up to the students to motivate themselves.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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It seems like asian cultures in particular are good at motivating their children to study?? It's always the chinese kids who's homework is being taken and copied from, it's always the indian kid who is the computer "nerd" or the korean kid who is good at science and math...


I'm not asian, but have noticed this at school. They instill in them the importance of scholarship and education, as well as discipline and thrift...


good traint to have, why do u think the asian economies are doing so well now?

where as american kids are lazy, entitled, dim-witted, and think everythink should just be handed to them. and yes, im an ameerican kid.
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