What would you do if you were not allowed to get an education? You couldn’t read or write. You had to work a minimum wage job at a factory and you weren’t happy with the job. You couldn’t teach your kid any skills because you didn’t learn anything.
The biggest part of growing up is making the right choices that benefit you in the future. The idea is to get an education so you can choose a career, have hope, and reach your goals and dreams. Education is powerful because without it, early civilizations would have struggled to survive and thrive as a culture. It is important that adults trained the young of their society in the knowledge and skills they would need to master and eventually pass on.
The evolution of culture, and human beings as a species depended on the practice of knowledge. When cultures began to extend their knowledge beyond the basic skills of communicating, trading, gathering food, religious practices, etc, formal education, and schooling, eventually followed. Schooling in this sense was already in place in old times.
Without knowledge you can’t be informed nor can you truly understand the meaning of many topics. It is important to have knowledge, so you can passed your knowledge to the next generation.
The Right to Education is a fundamental human right. It occupies a central place in Human Rights and is essential and indispensable for the exercise of all other human rights and for development. "As an empowerment right, education is the primary vehicle by which economically and socially marginalized adults and children can lift themselves out of poverty, and obtain the means to participate fully in their communities." None of the civil, political, economic and social rights can be exercised by individuals unless they have received a certain minimum education.
In conclusion, I think that education is important and valuable because without learning, the world would function more poorly. I choose to get an education because I want...
...above the poverty level in America. A college education is a must if you want to keep up with the economy today. Having an education was not important a couple of centuries ago, but today’s society is different where more than a high school diploma is needed to make it in the economy (Pretlow III & Wathington, 2012). Minorities are the one’s most affected from lack of education mainly because of high tuition fees and rates.
A couple of centuries ago, education was not required to live above the poverty level. Since the colonial days, government and community leaders have been trying to come up with different ways to effectively educate children. In the colonial days, children were taught trades instead of a general education because unskilled workers were needed. Most of the students, taught by tutors, on an one on one basis, or in a small group were uneducated because they went to school to just learn about religion. The majority of those students were Partisans or Congregationalists. Having an education in religion started to decline as different people migrated to America. Thomas Jefferson and other reformers also help change the way education was taught in America because they believed education should have not included religious beliefs. Reformers also opposed the idea of only the wealthy being able to obtain an education. Reformers spoke...
...society, young people are consistently told that the key to a successful future is receiving post-secondary education. Many teenagers find themselves wondering, “what is the importance of school?” With the recent success of entrepreneurs and businessmen who lack university/college diplomas, many students begin wondering what is the real importance of post-secondary education. To the dismay of many young people, school is one of the most important parts on the road to success for individuals. By attending post-secondary schools, individuals have a higher chance of finding a job; higher paying salary, and more prepared and ready to make sensible choices.
Forbes magazine posted the ten highest and lowest income jobs for 2012, the highest being anesthesiologists at $232,830, and the lowest being fast food cooks at $18,720. It can not be a coincidence that all of the ten highest-paying jobs require at least seven years of post-secondary education while the ten worst paying jobs have no post-secondary education required. It is no coincidence at all, as the higher paying jobs require individuals to possess a lot more knowledge in their field. For example, anesthesiologists are required to monitor individuals before, during, and after surgical procedures by monitoring patients’ vital organs to ensure that no complications arise. This requires over sixteen years of post-secondary...
...Importance of education in children’s life
Providing free and quality education to children reflects the fact that every child is entitled to fundamental human rights and is to be treated with dignity. Where children are exposed to poverty, violence, abuse, or exploitation, those rights demand our urgent protection.
Primary education supports children at a critical time in their physical, emotional, social and intellectual growth. More broadly, education is a key tool for development, and an invaluable means of addressing structural inequality and disadvantage.
Primary education provides children with life skills that will enable them to prosper later in life. It equips children with the skills to maintain a healthy and productive existence, to grow into resourceful and socially active adults, and to make cultural and political contributions to their communities. Education also transmits more abstract qualities such as critical thinking skills, healthy living, resilience, and self-confidence.
An educated adult population is vital for strong economic development. It also lays the foundations for greater overall economic productivity, and the full use of new technologies for development. A system of compulsory schooling helps fight child labour.
Educated and literate adults are more likely to be informed about sexual risks and better able to protect themselves from...
...DESCRIBE YOUR OWN PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION. WHAT EDUCATION MEANS TO YOU AND HOW IT CAN BE ACHIEVED, WHAT METHOD OF LEARNING YOU BELIEVE IS THE BEST, WHAT ADVANTAGES DISTANCE LEARNING AND PERSONALIZED LEARNING HAS ETC.
To describe 'education' in the simplest form is the process of teaching and or learning. This encompasses the theory and the process of achieving enlightenment or knowledge and understanding.
All human beings on this planet require knowledge to survive and without it even biblically it has been mentioned that people perish. It is therefore important in my personal life to be knowledgeable enough in all areas of human endeavour. I would like to describe my personal belief about knowledge epistemologically according to George F. Kneller, 1964. “Knowledge is a universal matter and aims to discover what is involved in the process of knowing. It asks questions such as: Is there something common to all the different activities to which we apply the term “ knowing”? Is knowing a special sort of mental act? If so, what is the difference between knowledge and belief? Can we know anything beyond the objects with which our senses acquaint us?
The theory of knowledge has ideas about how people think and feel despite not having a claim to an explanation scientifically. I believe just as Kneller, 1964 asserted that there are about 6 different types of knowledge as explained below:
1. REVEALED KNOWLEDGE
This is the kind of...
...Running head: THE IMPORTANCE AND BENEFITS OF EDUCATION 1
THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION
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THE IMPORTANCE AND BENEFITS OF EDUCATION 2
Although some families cannot afford to put their children through college that should not stop them from getting a good education because education significantly links to many other outcomes and changes the viewpoints.
THE IMPORTANCE AND BENEFITS OF EDUCATION 3
Parents having or not having a college degree should not determine if their child will go to college. Some may say the amount of money the parents make should determine if the child will be able to attend college. If the parent’s income is low that should motivate the kid to try harder to at least earn a scholarship to college. On the news there was a teenager about the age of 18; she was a senior who is getting ready to graduate. Her parents had no money to put her through college. She told the reporter that she was not going to allow that stop her from going to college. This young lady is now going to University of Notre Dame on a full ride scholarship. There is no reason not to attend college, because without a college education there are fewer opportunities. Others think about the physical benefits of...
...Recently, John Taylor Gatto published an article titled “Against School” in the Harper’s Magazine, which argues that students should not go to school to receive education. It seems that Gatto’s article is influenced by the following factors. There’s one case about a woman who teaches her children at home and she was taken to court because she didn’t report her curriculum to the government. This case can explain Gatto’s opinion that the system restricts not only students but also teachers. Meanwhile, it proves that people can be well educated in other ways instead of going to school. George W. Bush proposed the action of “No Child Left Behind” to enhance students’ ability of reading, math and science is lopsided. This policy can only improve students’ academic ability rather than their other abilities.
The author thinks that the education system confines teachers to their way of teaching. He mentions that he tried to defy custom but the “the empire struck back” (Gatto, 33). The system doesn’t allow anyone to disobey it. It just wants to conform everyone no matter if you teach or study at school or at home. In the case of Mary Foley, she teaches her children at home and her method proved to be successful. Her daughter had received a full scholarship to the University of Massachusetts at Amberst. She uses her own way to teach her children. She is that kind of teacher who Gatto thinks should be formed. However, she was taken to court by the local...
...The Importance of EducationEducation and learning is one of the most important processes in today’s society.
Today’s youth are tomorrow’s teachers. In the “banking method” or education by memorization, the student’s are not being taught; they are only expected to memorize the material, which is not actually a learning process. Although there are a lot of misconceptions to the “Banking method”, I think that there are also a lot of good to this method as well.
I think that the teacher’s job is to fill the students with their knowledge, but I don’t think this is the only job of the teacher. The teacher also needs to present the material in a way that is interesting to the students. The teachers should not only give the information and materials to the student, but also make sure the technique they use allows the student to critically apply the material to their real life. They also need to be able to learn the material in a way that that will make them remember it even after they take the test.
My English teacher in grade school used the “banking concept” method of teaching and all we ever did in her class was take notes and then study the notes and have a test on it. I did not learn much that year, because I only memorized the material so that I would do well on the test. The next year in my English class I felt really behind because I did not really know what I was doing. Most people don’t learn well just by...
...The Role of Education in Nation Building – a Canadian Perspective Address to Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology 11/03/10 Kakamega, Western Province Kenya
“There is no higher calling than to be a part of something greater than oneself”
Good morning…jambo sana Executive officers of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, University Faculty Members, Students, Friends and Colleagues It is a rare privilege for me to be with you today at Musinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. Since 1972 it has been a source of inspiration, a leading light for studies in higher learning. I was very pleased in 2007 to hear that MMUST had received full status as a university in its own right. I commend you for your new program initiatives, research and development projects. I was especially pleased to hear of the success of the recent Health Care Conference on the role of International Collaboration in reducing Maternal-Child Mortality. Today I have the privilege of talking about one of my favourite topics, Canada. I first arrived as a young immigrant from Denmark. In those days people were coming from all over the world, from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, seeking a better life. Canada was growing and developing as a nation. People brought with them their culture, traditions and values. It was not just about them, it was about a new land, a new life and new found freedom. There was this amazing sense that together we could...