Education is considered very important and crucial by many because it is supposed to help develop and shape one future and is a recognized as a crucial contributing factor to building a stable and economically functioning country. Education is supposed to provide people with financially efficient jobs, and individual education is learned throughout the country which helps make a nation smarter and more educated resulting in Canada having the knowledge that other country’s will want to gain from us. Without a proper education people will work in low-paying jobs that can be attained right after high school such as a McDonald’s cook, maids, and grocery clerks; which creates poverty. Is this really the reason the government wants us to all invest in education or is there a dark secret that we don’t know about? I don’t think so. Many believe that post-secondary education is scam and that you do not need it to obtain a great paying job. The other side doesn’t agree that post-secondary education is required to obtain a well-paying job which we will look into that later. The primary function of education in Canada is to ensure compliant citizens, productive employees and efficient consumers to promote social conformity. A primary function of education in Canada is to ensure compliant citizens. A complaint citizen is someone who conforms with society’s rules and laws and adheres to the social norms of a society. From the beginning of our young life we are taught and told how to behave, think and act. School, from kindergarten on to grade 12 we are trained to behave a certain way. From the first day we were in kindergarten we are told to stay quite when others are speaking, to answer questions, to read, when we can play, what and when to eat. As the years go on in school as we are growing our maturity level is expected to grow and be equivalent to our grade level. When we reach high school during our adolescent years we are considered at a high crime rate so stricter...
October 01, 2012
Writing Assignment 1
Newcomers in Canadian Job Market
Nearly quarter million immigrations landed in Canada every year, most of those newcomers find that it is difficult to make a new life in Canada. High educated immigrants have lower employment rate is a widespread phenomenon in Canada. According to the “Educated new immigrants struggle to find work” in ProQuest, the article shows that newcomers are hardly to find jobs in their field, even they have foreign credentials. The author points out that those newcomers with degrees have lower employment rate than native-born Canadians. The article goes to say, some of those educated newcomers could only find low-skill and low-paid jobs, and the wage gap is ubiquity between newcomers and Canadian-born. The author considers that Canadian employers dislike hiring newcomers because newcomers do not have local network and education (Telegraph-Journal). Therefore, many struggles for new immigrants in Canadian job market may cause to low employment rate, high family pressure, and different education system.
To begin with, there are a small number of jobs supplies to new immigrants. Unfortunately, some Canadian corporations unaware that hire new immigrants can help their business and reduce financial burden, so they deny hiring newcomers. First, the firms do not pay decent wage for newcomers, so large...
...stated recently in an article of the Calgary Sun while tackling the issue of "Free Post-Secondary Education". Everybody wants to be educated for free after high school, and many countries offer it, so why not Canada? It is possible to have free post-secondary education in Canada; it would fit like a glove in our system. I will explain how and why it should be done, and what limitations will be set in order to make the system work. My reasons are; one, Canada will get more out of what they put in, two, Canada has an aging population and a newer younger workforce is required, and three, Canada needs to be a nation that makes education top priority for the future growth of our country.
Firstly, free post-secondary education should be offered because as a country Canada will get more out of what it puts in. You may ask; how will free post-secondary education be possible in a country where so many perks are given to the citizens, but fear not as I have the answer to that. There is a “Fair Tax” system that the leaders in Alberta are trying to impose on the province where by 2025 there would be free post-secondary education. “It will start off by slashing tuition by $250 for each student, and start to invest a portion of resource revenues in trust funds for post-secondary education through a...
According to my knowledge, education helps empower people. I think education helps shape people; it affects how we act, think and respond. Sometimes education can help a person find their path in life. The process of getting a good education, however, may have its flaws. Most of the time, kids who are raised in a poor neighborhood doesn’t get the same opportunities as kids who are raised in a wealthier community. Like Mike Rose, I believed that everyone deserves a second chance in education. Remedial education was created mainly for that reason. It was created to help students who are underprepared and students who are immigrants. Remedial education also helps many immigrants by developing their basic education. Mike Rose pointed out the importance of remedial education in chapters 9 and 10 of his book “Why School? Reclaiming Education for All of Us”. Remedial education is the foundation of the education system in the United States because it helps ensure the success of many students.
Remedial education helps prepare students who has received a bad education and also offers students a second chance to acquire the fundamental skills needed to get back on track. A student’s backgrounds always have a big impact in their education....
...The Purpose of Education Today
Nowadays, most of the people in the world will have a chance to get educated. Many high school and colleges graduates would like to attend four-year University or higher education. They believed that education is a code to help them get success. But why people need to be educated, and what is the purpose of education? When we were young, we thought that we go to school is because of family expectation. After we grow up, we think that it is because of popular trend, people who get higher degree will get more success. But these are not the answer. Education is the key to explore our own life because its purpose is to train good members of society, to help people live better, and to explore our limit in order to upgrade our ability in our daily life.
Education helps our society to train good members. According to John Henry Newman, the author of ''The Idea of a University'', pointed out that ''education neither confines its views to particular professions on the one hand, nor creates heroes or inspires genius on the other''. (53)University cannot promise to create a generation of heroes, presidents or genius, but it can educate people knowledge, skills and experiences of social life, and let them learn to respect, to consult, to aid each other. Education also focuses on training students’ ability, ''It teaches him to see things as...
...Why College Education is Important to Me
“In the past when a majority of persons never attended school past the primary level, a college education meant very little”, concluded most of the elders interviewed. This was mainly because persons were able to care for themselves and their families without attaining a college education. Not only were most persons involved with handy work which was learnt from demonstration and experience, but also, in farming, especially subsistence farming which was a very popular way in which the family was fed. Employers of these days had very little interest in academic achievement and more interest was placed on the experience of an individual. As close back as 2010, more than 50% of employers were more likely to hire persons based their experiences rather than persons with qualifications (Woods, 2010). However, in today’s world a college education is important. All of the trades that were learnt through demonstration and experience are now being taught in schools for which qualifications are awarded. As a result, employers are no longer willing to hire persons without qualifications for the job. Adding to this, with every new calendar employers plan to higher even more college graduates than before (Staffing Industry Analysts, 2013). Qualification papers such as what is awarded from college has made it very demanding on us human beings to ensure that we attain a college...
ENG 121 English Composition I
11 February 2012
Why did you wake up this morning? Is there a specific reason? Life is full of activities and experiences. It is important to examine why we partake in these activities and deliberately place ourselves in specific situations. I have made the choice to pursue an education because it will help my career, it will make me a better person, and I believe it is a goal everyone should pursue. I have started on a certain career path and education is a vital part of my success. Enhancing my available skills should make life in general less challenging. Building a strong foundation and continuing to add to it should serve me long into the future. First I have to examine why I made the decision to begin taking college classes.
I am a proud member of the United States Air Force. There are certain requirements that I have to meet in order to compete for possible promotions. A person in any job wants to do well and succeed at what they do. In order for me to receive excellent ratings and put myself in the best position for success the Air Force has made it clear that I am expected to pursue a college-level education. The Air Force is also the only service to offer a college degree for college classes combined with military training. There is no excuse for not attending college classes. However...
...Speech on education
Central to our struggle for all these years and central to why we are contesting this election is the struggle to create whole beings. Each time we remind ourselves why we've had a prolonged struggle in our land, we come back to the same answer; that every child, every woman and man in our country, should be given a fair share of a rounded and complete life. At the end of the day when all is said and done, beyond the rhetoric and slogans, we have to ensure that we give every person in our society a fair shot at his or her life. It must be as complete as possible, without the least turbulence and with the most capacity and resources available to develop.
For years we fought for the right to a meaningful education. Since our inception the ANC has had no doubts that education was a right and NOT a privilege. Education was used as one of the Nationalist Party government's tools of oppression. However, our children resisted time and time again. In 1976 students and children took it upon themselves to legitimately protest against an illegitimate government and its oppressive education system. We remember with sadness the price that was paid in 1976 on June 16th. It is with anger and sorrow that we recall the government's response. Banners and placards demanding a better education were no protection or match against teargas and the blast of shotguns.
If we had to learn...
29 April 2014
Education: Receiving or Claiming?
In Adrienne Rich’s “Claiming an Education” Rich presents the argument of claiming an education. In the United States claiming an education often seems far-fetched. Education is not free and not for everyone, or is it? Claiming an education sounds a lot like taking what’s rightfully yours. Do you receive an education for society or does society present it for a student to take? Rich seems to think that education is presented for those willing to claim it. “The first thing I want to say to you who are students, is that you cannot afford to think of being here to receive an education; you will do much better to think of yourselves as being here to claim one.” (Rich) Perception is everything when entering the world of education. This powerful quote from Rich’s article sets the stage for any student’s performance in their education career.
Receiving is thought as a collaboration process. Rich explains that receiving is to come into possession of or provided to someone in a receptacle manor. The concept of learning involves one how is willing to teach and one who is willing to learn. If a professor is willing to teach, it’s still up to the student to learn. Learning is a matter of taking advantage of the resources provided. Rich relates the majority of her article to...