How to improve education has always been subject to debate. Most importantly, improving literacy has been the goal of both educators and parents alike. However, each party, educators or parents, uses the other party as a scapegoat for an experience that must be shared by educators, parents, and students.
Literacy can be improved with the unification of educators, parents, and students. Without these three actors, the action cannot be done. First, the educators have a vital role in guiding their students and ensuring that their students have all the resources and information that they need. Educators must offer all the various opportunities that are available to students. Most importantly, educators must be diligent and stubborn in making sure that each child learns, but learns at his or her own pace.
Educators should not depend solely on the curriculum set up by others. They should bring in material from outside of the classroom that is relevant to what is being taught, and educators should also make sure that a study of the English language (and other languages) is completed. Grammar, semantics, writing, comprehension these must be taught so that the children have some guidance on how to approach literature and reading academically.
Next, parents must get involved in their child’s education. They must participate in their child’s educational career, and that means going to the child’s school on a regular basis to speak with the child’s instructor(s). Necessarily, the parents must also fulfill their responsibilities at home by encouraging the child when he or she is studying, or making sure that the child’s homework is complete. The parents are also important because they are with the child most of the time, unlike the educator. So, they can encourage the child to read as much as possible.
Last but not least, students must be as motivated in their strivings to improve or maintain their literacy. This means a few things: first, the student must see how important literacy is in an educational career. Literacy is, essentially, one reason why certain people succeed. They couldn’t just read, but they read well. Second, the student must be motivated to ensure that he or she is at or above required reading level. This can be done by reading novels, plays, poems, journals, newspapers, articles, etc. on a daily basis. So, improving literacy in schools does not only imply that the educators must take on full responsibility for their students. In fact, it is a project that, in order to succeed, requires all three entities educators, parents, and students to work together.