In many countries, students who behave badly in class are expelled from their school and never allowed to return. Many consider this an effective way to educate while others disagree.
Discuss both sides of the argument and share your opinion. Where possible, support your points with personal examples.
Disciplinary protocols vary from one school system to another. However, in many countries students with problematic behaviour are often expelled from their schools and never given a chance to return. In this essay, both the advantages and disadvantages of this strategy will be analyzed before a conclusion is reached.
On the one hand, expelling problematic children from schools both improves class environment and demonstrates to the problem child the seriousness of poor class conduct. For example, I remember a classmate of mine being expelled for lighting a fire during a lesson. Following his expulsion, our classroom environment and the ease with which my classmates and I studied improved dramatically. In addition to this, the problematic child was so shocked by the school board’s decision to expel him that he quickly cleaned up his act and became a model pupil. Thus, the effectiveness of a zero tolerance approach to poor behaviour can be seen.
On the other hand, quick expulsion may instill educational disinterest in a problematic student. I saw this in action first hand several years ago when a classmate of mine completely refused to engage in any further education after receiving his first expulsion. Had the school board been more patient with him, he may have grown to be a less troubled individual and retained his interest in the academic process. As this shows, the rapid expulsion of misbehaving students cannot be seen as entirely positive.
Following this look at the pros and cons regarding the subject of student expulsion due to misconduct, it is felt that removing a problematic student helps the health of a classroom as a whole. This is the viewpoint that is therefore supported. For the well-being of schools everywhere, it is thus hoped that the disruptive actions of misbehaving students are addressed by permanently separating them from their peers.
Posted on Friday, 07. September 2012