Evaluation is an act where the value or worth of something or somebody is ascertained or fixed. There are different parameters on the basis of which an individual’s performance in the society is evaluated. The students are evaluated on the basis of the percentage gained by them in class. The recruitment for a particular job is based on the academic intelligence of an individual and the reservation of classes. All human being have an equal IQ level, but their evaluation is discriminatory and unjust. Such difference in the thinking level is often prevalent in the minds of many people and it starts from the family level. The upbringing of a child in a family is an important phase of life and catering to the emotional and financial requirements of a child becomes the responsibility of every parent. The parents play a very significant role in the life of their children and their participation and co-operation in every activity of a child; make him a better person for future. However, such upbringing of a child has to be taken with great delicacy. There should be no biasness when a child is brought up. The change of life from the childhood to adolescence should be non-discriminatory, so that the child faces the challenges of the new life (adulthood) with ease.
The mother is considered to be a first teacher of a child. When a child is born and nurtured in the family, he learns the most from the mother. The father is to make the family feel secure and comfortable. The child feels himself/herself the most secured in the arms of the father. He/she knows that the father is a strong tower under whom the whole family can take a shelter. Thus, the parents have a very special role to play in the lives of the children. When a child is raised in the family he/she has to undergo various challenges of life. So, it is important that the children are taught to face the toughest. Such thing would be possible if the upbringing i.e. the upbringing of a child from the childhood to the adulthood is without discrimination. Both a lad and lass must be given equal opportunities. Also, such distinction should not be taken up in the society. While an individual grows, he also advances and revolutionizes himself by grasping the various technological and social advancements which he comes across with the passage of time. Every human being born on the earth is God’s special creation and he made them all beautiful and good without any discrimination and hatred. We are all humans and thus, we cannot think of anybody inferior in terms of class, region, creed, gender, and any other factors. So, it makes good sense to look at this perspective from the angles of parental participation and non-discriminatory evaluation.
The parents are the active members in the life of any individual. The child becomes imitator of what he sees around him. Since, a family is a first social organization that a child comes across, so the child becomes what he learns from the family itself. To make an individual a better citizen of tomorrow, it is important that the role of parents must be understood. The generation gap is the major problem that becomes a hindrance in the child’s upbringing and also it creates a difference between a children and parents. Parents try to impose same rules and regulations they were imposed with to their children, but in this process they forget that the times are different now. Their parents had certain methodology of upbringing them but it was crafted for the time which was probably 20-25 years back. With the passage of time, the needs of the society and the individual have changed demanding them to adapt to the new ways of living and learning. The technology has paved a major difference in the life style of the individuals. We have moved from the age of a pager to iPhone 5.The parents are also children’s best buddies. They want their buddies to understand their feelings and emotional insecurities. Parents need to understand that the children would be very happy to share everything with them, provided if they pay inclination to their feelings and devote their time.
A person is a reflection of what he learns in the family. The social behavior of an individual is greatly influenced by his upbringing and the environment he lives in. He often becomes rebellious and tries to enforce things on others for the circumstances he was a victim of. Non-discriminatory evaluation is the need of the hour. The discrimination in the society starts from the home itself. A female child is bounded and is brought up in a restrictive environment whereas a male child is given full liberty in everything. When a child is sent to a school, there is discrimination on the basis of caste and class. Sometimes, a bright student is given much preference in comparison to a dull one. These are small distinctions that are made sometimes unintentionally and then they are taken at a higher level. At the higher level, the discrimination is between a women and a man, between a poor and rich, between the different classes of society, etc. They are evaluated differently on the basis of various parameters. God creates everyone equally in His own image. When we discriminate and disrespect the creatures of God, we somehow become disobedient towards the teaching of the Almighty.
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In order analyze it better, there are many instances of that can be quoted and justified. But, one such case is recorded in the database repository of Lexus Nexus Legal Search Case Search Engine. It provides a legal research services assisted by computer. The court case was filed by a brother and a sister and it was against their own parents. The parents were indirectly becoming the culprits of their kids. The female child of the family is deprived to study overseas as the girl was a mediocre student in academics and also being a female it was unsafe for her to move abroad. The case was filed against the discrimination in evaluating a girl’s intelligence and the parents negligence in upbringing her. The girl is an elder child of the family and was not nurtured well during her childhood days. Her parents are corporate employers and are dedicated professionals. The girl was a neglected child and was raised in the arms of the care takers. The parents supported her financially and thought that they were fulfilling their responsibilities well. The girl was an average student in academics and was all-rounder though. Most of her parent teacher meetings were also attended by some of her caretakers or sometimes by her parents hurriedly. Her mother didn’t have time to listen the emotional needs of her pre-adolescent daughter. She tried to comfort her financially but failed to understand the feelings and the problems of her daughter. The girl wants to study psychology abroad but the parents aren’t willing to send her.
The various arguments given by the plaintiffs are:-
- The parents were not active in upbringing the daughter.
- The exposure give to the son was more than the daughter.
- There was discrimination in evaluating the overall intelligence of the child based on her mental ability.
- She was denied the opportunity to go overseas as the very fact of her being a female was considered.
The various arguments given by the defendants are:-
- The parents have given the best possible facilities to their children’s upbringing.
- In a preset scenario, the female’s security is the major concern. Considering this fear in mind certain exposure to a girl child has to be restricted.
- The girl is not very intelligent as she has not performed well in academics.
- The girl IQ level was also very strong. So, she would not be able to cope up alone in the foreign land.
Such arguments were given by the two parties in the court of law. As the result of this process, the overall outcome was in favor of the daughter. The daughter’s capabilities cannot be judged on one parameter. She needs to be evaluated as a whole and as far the IQ level is concerned, the human mind is equally active and intelligent for everyone. Also, the parents should not be indifferent to the feelings of the children. To make them better citizens of tomorrow, the parent participation which involves their time and effort are very important. So, as the outcome of the case, the girl was permitted to go abroad for studies.
Based on the aforesaid facts of parental participation and non-discriminatory evaluation, it makes good sense to understand that the family is the first social institute that an individual comes across. Consequently, the parents play a very significant role in the lives of their children. So, there are instances when it is observed that the parents are very pre-occupied in fulfilling their own career aspirations. As a result of it, the children feel neglected. Therefore, in this modern age of globalization and lust for consumerism, the parents must devote prime time and attention to the children and understand their psychological and emotional needs to give effective guidance and counseling. At the same time, it should be also ensured that there is no discrimination at any levels of life as the IQ level of all the human beings in this world remains the same at the time of birth. Everyone has got his/her own socio-cultural, economic, academic backgrounds, and their interest in a particular field determines their intelligence and success. While evaluating a person, one should ignore factors like gender, creed, color, region, and religion, but one should believe in universalism and equality. Every human being is uniquely created and has different parameters towards success. Finally, it makes good sense to justifiably conclude that it would be beneficial for the society if all the individuals are evaluated on the basis of their talents, competence, performance, and interests. These parameters will certainly create a healthy environment in building a conducing atmosphere for a happy, prosperous, and purposeful society and the world.
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