It is widely acknowledged that a school should be a place for children to get educated, which does not only include the learning of textbook knowledge, but also the formation of good behavior, I suppose.
Obviously, a person’s behavior reflects his/her characteristics and morals to some extent, which forms the impression of individuals leaving on others. For example, people who usually help others and seldom break rules are generally considered to be well-educated citizens and are often highly spoken by others. By contrast, if a teenager who always bullies peers or damages public property are seen as a “bad student” and being unpopular among classmates. Therefore, to behave well exerts a great impact on a person’s social life, which is by no means less important than some subject-related knowledge.
Considering the significance of good behavior mentioned above, schools should definitely attach more importance to the behavioral education. As schooling is one of the most essential components contributing to young people’s future development, schools should also play the role of imparting discipline to the next generation rather than focusing on the school subjects such as mathematics, language and science. Only through this way may arouse students’ attention in developing good behavior and improve a nation’s overall image from the long term.
To conclude, the function of schools should be far beyond providing knowledge. To better prepare students for their future, they should introduce and emphasise the education in the behavioural aspect and involve it in the daily curriculum or teaching activities.