Result-ism is like only those who are good, or as the Chinese say, 'easy to teach' students are being "fully developed"; those so called averages are left to fend for themselves. I am not implying teachers did not do their job, I am implying that because it's hard, teachers choose not to put too much of an effort in teaching the averages. Heck, even I complain sometimes! (being a subs teacher and all)
Let's take a look, it's the society's doing. It's changing. We are now not satisfied with GOOD results. We want GREAT results. We are not satisfied in excelling in A PARTICULAR FIELD. We want ALL ROUNDED students. As a result, students are sent to piano, ballet, Kumons, Ericans, Math Monkeys, dan lain-lain lagi, not even counting the All-Subject tuitions and day care they got sent into...
How do students react? Their little minds interpret things straight forwardly. If I do this, I get that. Simple, no? If I get good results, my parents would praise me. If I perform well, I get more attention. If I am naughty, I get caned. And the list goes on. Hmm, how is this gonna help in 'character building', 'moral instilling' and 'social skills'?
So LnG, this is how us Chinese students are made. I was once from a Chinese school, I understand the pressure perfectly. Those getting-sick-every-exam-season and swallowing-the-book-literally, I get that, WE get that. I was once an average in primary, grown up to be the 'good' student in secondary. The problems come when the "what to do with them" appear......
What to do with 'good' kids and what to do with 'bad' kids as teachers classify them? Good kids get to shine ALL THE TIME. The not-so-good kids? Well, they are still there, being invisible. It's like the classic scene from Sky High, the Heros get to save people and they get all the glory; while the Sidekicks work their ass off to compliment the heros. Typical~
My point is... It's teachers day. I understand that it's a hard work being a teacher, I admire their patients, their patients and their patients. Did I mention their patients? I feel that good students should be treated the same way as those not-so-good students. Well, not exactly the same but, no special attentions or sorts. It's only fair?
To the parents... When is the last time you talked to your kid about non-academic, non-usual-nagging, non-school or non-tuition matters? Huh~ It's not easy being a parent too come to think of it.... Well, that's another story~