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Integrated Writing – School systems

According to educator Sir Ken Robinson, there isn’t an education system on the planet that teaches dance the same way to children we teach them mathematics.

Do you think Arts (music, dance, painting etc.) should enjoy the same status as Sciences or Maths? Give reasons and examples to support your answer. 

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Independent Writing task – Bullying punishable by law

“Bullying should be a crime punishable by law.” Agree or disagree?

Some points to consider:

  • Define what a crime is. Does bullying fall into the category?
  • There are different types or levels of bullying, some of which may not even be considered an offense.
  • Compare bullying to other social ills e.g. racism, sexism, sexual discrimination, homophobia and so on. Is it just as despicable and socially unacceptable?
  • Making bullying a crime will send out a message to offenders that they can’t get away with something of this gravity.
  • What are the physical and psychological consequences for the victim and his/her loved ones – family and friends?
  • If the offender is underage, who will be held responsible – the parents?
  • How will such a law be enforced? Is there going to be a need for a panel of experts – psychologists, child counselors etc. to work together with law enforcement agents?

Remember: Write no more than 300 words in 30 minutes.

P.S. I am attaching an article below that talks about preventing the act of bullying in schools. It might be helpful for you to prepare your answer.

Bullying – Preventing classroom bullying