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调查显示家长更愿意讨论毒品而不是科学或数学

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    There is a point in every family when it's time for the talk. No, not that talk. Not that one either. I'm talking about the science-and-math talk. The kind of talk that should happen every time your child is having trouble or even just working on homework. Most parents, having been through primary school themselves at some point, have a difficult time with this talk. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted through the Intel Corporation, parents are more comfortable talking with their kids about drugs than about science and math.

    Some key points from the survey:

    More than half (53 percent) of parents of teenagers admit that they have trouble helping their children with math and science homework.

    Nearly a quarter of parents (23 percent) who admit to being less involved in their child's math and science education than they would like say their own lack of knowledge in these subjects is a key barrier.

    Another 26 percent of parents who are less involved than they would like wish there were a one-stop shop with materials to refresh their existing, but unused math and science knowledge so they can better help their kids.

    Talking about drugs is easier for parents because it's a vague subject. It doesn't have much depth to it. You can get the message across in just a couple of short sentences, or an example of someones' life gone wrong thanks to the influence of drugs. Not to mention, it's a talk that almost every competent parent has with their child at some point in their lives, right up there with the good ol' sex talk.

    Science and math are not vague subjects. Not only is there extreme depth to be found, but there is commonly a generational gap between the parent and the child. Science and math haven't changed, but the amount of knowledge and the understanding has. We know more as adults than when we were children, but we have to relate to them on a child's level, rather than on an adult-level understanding of the material. This is where it becomes difficult for parents. Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel's corporate-affairs group, explains the challenge:

    Our survey points to a difficult reality for our nation's parents: While they may recognize the importance of math and science, they are unable to engage with their children around these subjects due to limited understanding of the topics and scarcity of resources to help. We need to help parents help their kids make the best choices, including taking math and science courses so they are prepared to succeed.

    Even though 98 percent of parents believe that science and math are critical to the future of the country, and 91 percent believe that parental involvement is key to their children's success, parents are still having trouble talking to their children about science and math. Sure, it's easy to express the importance of the subjects, but when it comes down to actually doing something - that is where we're lacking. Even I have trouble helping with math and science sometimes. Not because I'm not knowledgeable, but because it's hard to transfer my knowledge to that of an 8-year-old.

    The problem is, parents recognize that math and science are critical to their child's future success, but they also realize that speaking to their children about drugs and alcohol is critical to their child's survival. Especially when it comes to talking to teenagers, it's hard enough just saying hello to them, much less trying to connect with them on their schoolwork. So the drug talk is always easier.

    What parents need, and - as the survey data mentioned above shows - they know they need. is help. Normally I'd say that it's all up to the parents, and they should work on the effectiveness without outside intervention.

    However, when a company like Intel is willing to step up and put in the time and resources to come up with solutions to assist parents in connecting with their children on math and science, I'll make an exception. Through its initiatives it's looking to bridge the gap and create tools that parents can use to better understand what their children are working on and what they can do to help. Shelly Esque again:

    Over the past decades, Intel has worked extensively with teachers, students, communities and governments to help inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators with a solid math and science education. We haven't, though, worked with parents, who we think are a critical piece of the education equation. Our goal in releasing the results of this survey is to raise awareness among parents that they aren't alone in their challenges so they feel more confident seeking out assistance to encourage their kids to take an interest in math and science, and we hope resource providers will come forward to help them.

    Parents, take note. When a company like Intel is stepping in to provide a means to assist you in bridging the educational gap with your children, take full advantage. To that point, if you have the resources to help, feel free to do so. While it's important that your kids grow up drug-free and healthy, it's just as important that they grow up educated as well. You can almost guarantee that the less you focus on their education, the more you are going to be focusing on the drug talks.

    每个家庭在谈判时刻城市有一此中央。不,不是这个。也不是阿谁。我说的是科学和数学的谈判。是每次孩子们在碰着贫穷或乃至只是做家庭功课时的发言。很多家长,一向到小学卒业,自己在某个时辰都一个有与此坚苦时候的发言。实际上,按照由因特尔公司引导的一个近期查询拜访,家长在跟自己的孩子谈判毒品时比谈判科学和数学时痛快的多。

    来自查询拜访的几个关键点:

    *折半(53%)以上的青少年家长承认,他们在辅佐孩子的数学和科学家庭功课时有坚苦。

    *近四分之一(23%)的家长承认很少孩子们的数学和科学教诲中,他们更乐意说自己缺乏这些方面的常识,这是一个首要窒碍。

    *此外26%的家长较少参预,但更但愿有一个一站式的可以更新他们现有的而不使用数学和科学常识的原料商品店,那样他们就可以更好的帮手自己的孩子。

    对付家长来说,评论争吵药品轻易多了,由于这是一个恍惚的主题。它没有太多的深度。你可以从几句简短的句子中得到信息,可能某些人的生命由于毒品的影响而塌台的例子。更何况,这是一个险些每个称职的家长在某个时辰与其生平的孩子城市有的发言,直到有精采关于的话题。

    科学和数学不是恍惚的观念。不光是有极真个深度去发掘,但凡是在家长和孩子之间有一个代沟。科学和数学不会干边,可是常识的数量和理解理睬力会变化。我们作为成年人比我们照样孩子的时辰越发知道,可是我们必需在孩子的水平去接洽它们,而不是站在一个成年人对质拾掇解理睬的水平。这便是那边变得对家长坚苦的缘故起因。SHELLY ESQUE,因特尔公司-事宜组的副总裁,表了然这一困难:

    我们的查询拜访指出了我国家长面临的一个现实坚苦:虽然他们了解到数学和科学的紧张性,可是他们无力辅佐孩子办理这些题目,源于他们对这些主题的有限理解理睬和资本的缺乏。我们有须要辅佐家长辅佐孩子做出最好的选择,包孕插手数学课堂和科学课堂,以便他们做好乐成的筹备。

    纵然98%的家长信托科学和数学对国家未来是至关紧张的,以及91%的家长信托家长的参预是孩子乐成的关键,可是家长与孩子们评论争吵科学和数学时仍旧有坚苦。固然,这很轻易暗示出题目的紧张性,可是当它涉及到真正做的对象----那便是我们很缺乏。乃至是我偶尔辅佐科学和数学是也有坚苦。不是由于我不懂,而是由于我很难把我的常识传达给一个8岁的小孩。

    题目是,家长了解到数学和科学对孩子将来乐成的紧张性,可是他们也意识到跟孩子们评论争吵毒品和酒精对孩子保留的紧张性。出格是当涉及到跟青少年扳谈,就已经够难说是打号召,更要与他们的课业相接洽。是以关于毒品的谈判老是相对轻易的。

    家长必要的是什么,以及---正如如上所述的查询拜访数据表现---他们知道他们的必要,便是辅佐。凡是我会说这全都取决于家长,他们应该有效的事项而不受外界的滋扰。

    只管云云,当近似因特尔的一个公司乐意加强时刻和资原本提出办理方案,以帮忙家长联同孩子的数学和科学,我将做破例一次。经由过程其主动性,但愿修补差距并缔造家长可以用来更好的理解理睬孩子们在做什么和他们作什么可以辅佐孩子的工具。SHELLY ESQUE再一次夸大说:

    已往的几十年里,因特尔已经一向与西席,门生,社区和政府部门一路普及的用坚硬的数学和科学教诲激劝和辅佐筹备了更始立异的下一代。只管我们没有同那些我们以为是教诲公式关键部分的家长们一发难情。我们展开这次查询拜访功效的目的便是引发迹长们的仔细,他们不是零丁面临困难的,那样他们就会感应熏染到更多抉择信心去追求辅佐,鼓舞激励他们的孩子作育在数学和科学方面的乐趣,我们但愿资本供应者们能够前来辅佐他们。

    家长们,请仔细。当一个想因特尔的公司正在加紧供应要领去辅佐成立你和孩子之间的教诲桥梁时,请丰裕操作。为了这一点,要是你有辅佐的资本,请随时这样做。虽然你的孩子阔别毒品和康健的生长是紧张的的,可是他们生长的教诲也同样长短常紧张的。你险些可以保证,你越少关注他们的教诲,你就越多的关注毒品的谈判。




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