THE IMPROPER AND IMBALANCE TUTORING
Henney's Log - 02/2006
A boy and his mother were standing in front of the school gate. Despite there was a huge crowd of students walking in and out of the school gate, yet parents persistently waiting for their loved ones. ON one side, a group of people was also busy with their work - cutting and trimming some trunks and branches of the trees inside the school compound. And besides that, felling trees as well!!
No more big and beautiful trees that used to be the symbol of the school natural beauty. Earlier, trees that were planted along the way up to the hill leading out to all sub-ways and sub-roads are being fell. The community may either talk yet annoyed or some may lodge complaints and others prefer to stay speechless.
The mother cried silently. Being a teacher as well, she told her students about the
importance of oxygen. She also provides them the source of where this air comes from. She urged her students not to cut trees as they are the major source of oxygen. The son who has just being introduced to science subject is a Year 4 student. "Mom, my science teacher told me that leaves supply oxygen to the air. Why my schools throw away the big leaves??
He is 10 years old. This year is the first year he is learning science. The mother was distraught and gazed at her son who was indeed, confused. There appear to be an improper and imbalance education between what he learns and what is happening around him. She sighed.
These are some of the smart children who at all times searching for some answers. And mothers seldom resolve such issues in a matured way. I have been told by some students that they were given a typical reply, "I will see your teacher or headmistress and ask why she permitted them to cut your trees, dear." She held
his hands and they both walked home expecting to see miracles.
Today, children are being taught science facts and hypothesis. There have been some achievements and improvements (evolutions) in the editions of the school's science books for the past 15 years.
Living in the new era, there are always conflicts arising between those people who
produce goods and services and those who fight for liberty, safety, peace, justice and quality. These two entities hold difference principles and goals in their lives. One brings out the resources to people and the others cry out for a better and healthier lifestyle. They do not share similar ideas and thoughts. They are both enemies.
The boy and the tree cutters are the simplest examples of these two entities.