IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION FOR FUTURE GENERATION
As we understand that education sector need to be responsible in educating future generation, we are obliged to look in more deeply the role of education itself. I tried to focus the topic on the higher education responsibility in educating future generation. It has been identified that the major roles of higher education in the 21st century are creation of learning society, life long learning, regional economic development, technological innovation, social cohesion, pure research and scholarship and public accountability. Our core activities remain to be in teaching and research with emphasis on knowledge transfer. Strengthening links with community and the business sits side by side with our teaching and research activities.
We are aware that we are in the middle of an extraordinary time of change, both in the exponential growth of new opportunities, rapid change in our environmental, ecological, social issues and in the restructuring of industries. The rapid change is indeed inevitable. We face limited employment opportunities, little real economic production, a declining standard of living, a widening gap between the “haves and the have-less”, a lack of professionalism and professional honesty, environmental destruction, energy crisis and the list goes on for many pages. Our responsibility in education face a serious challenge that can only be met by dedicated educators, researchers and high caliber of leaders . Dedicated educators and researchers are needed since higher education is known as a guardian of value, a house of learning, a house of culture, the nation’s conscience and the agent of change, whereas high caliber of leaders are needed to raise the level of systems and strategic thinking.
When we carry out our core activities which much talk about the major roles of higher education, we have internal and external responsibility. Our internal responsibility relates to our students and...
...including economic development or growth. It arises mainly from the interests
of people who live in developing countries. Their present poverty gives them a
low quality of life and calls urgently for steps to improve their quality of
life. The second demand is for sustainability, for ensuring that we do not risk
the future in the sake of gains in the present. This arises from the interests
of people in the future who will need access to a reasonable quality of life,
non-renewable resources, unspoiled wilderness, and a healthy biosphere. These
two moral demands do conflict. In fact, economic growth is the prime source of
threats to the natural environment.
We have a rough sense of what a good quality of life for humans consists
of. Also, we can make some rough judgments about when a person's quality of
life has increased or decreased. Utilitarianism about futuregenerations says
that people should weigh these increases impartially with respect to times. And,
in particular, should not prefer a smaller increase in the present well-being to
larger increases in the future. We should try to maximize the sum of increases
in well-being across times counting future lives equally against those in the
present. Our moral goal should always be to produce the greatest total of such
gains, no matter by whom they are enjoyed.
Utilitarianism has been extensively discussed by philosophers, and...
...Technology and the Future of Formal Education
The responsibilities for the formal preparation of students for education in the future are dynamic and diverse. What priorities are most important for the future of the Australian education system?
The mission statement of The Cathedral School is to be a caring, Christian community in which students are challenged and inspired to explore, learn and grow so they will be equipped to make wise decisions as informed members of society.
The Aims of The Cathedral School is;
To be a centre for academic excellence.
To encourage an understanding that the spiritual and moral aspects of life are central to our humanity.
To affirm the unique worth of the individual.
To inspire our students through creative, purposeful, enjoyable learning to reach their full potential.
To develop attitudes which are anticipatory, visionary and reflective.
To educate our students to be discerning, sensitive and responsible.
Both the mission statements as well as the aims are very thorough, but they lack the understanding of the information age. They do not mention technology or the future ahead.
The change to the culture of the classroom environment with the introduction of technology is a serious matter to look at. Overall the introduction of technology in the classroom is a great benefit to students, giving them access...
...The Future of Education
The public school system in America is not meeting American officials’ standard or the levels they want. They are not providing proficient knowledge to the students to get them to the next grade. Waiting for “Superman” is a documentary, directed by Davis Guggenheim, which looks into the different ways in which education is failing students and the development of the American public education system throughout the years. Through the eyes of five children who go through regular public education and everyday pressures, Guggenheim presents the different and difficult options that have hope to change the American education system and the repercussions of it. The American education system is broken because the American government is inconsistent decisions about the education system, very little regulations to guarantee high quality teachers, and low income families who are unable to ensure that their children will receive a proper education.
The highly praised, no child left behind act was passed in the year 2001, stated that no child would left behind in there schools; this documentary clearly shows how America is continuing to leave their students behind at shocking rates. No one in this country seems to be looking out for the students well being and future. Randi Weingarten, an American...
...Importance of Education in the Modern World
Education is an important tool that is applied in
the contemporary world to succeed, as it
mitigates the challenges which are faced in life.
The knowledge gained through education enables
individuals’ potential to be optimally utilized
owing to training of the human mind. This opens
doors of opportunities enables individual to
achieve better prospects in career growth.Education has played a paramount role in the
modern industrial world. This is attributed to the
fact prospective employees must be qualified
adequately to perform various tasks effectively.
Industries entail resources that are sufficiently
equipped with the modern technology to suit the
needs and wants of the society. This thus, makes
education to become a norm for services in all
industrial sectors. The primary skills and the
ability to apply the skills is the basis for
evaluating the market.
The foundation of the society is based on
education since it brings economic and social
prosperity. Gaining education enhances an
individual to live a respectful life in the society.
This is because education offers a setting in
which culture and values of a society are
developed. In this respect, education in modern
society provides a forum where the society
examines its issues and identifies solutions. The...
As everyone knows or at least should know you need an education to try to do virtually everything, the definition given in any dictionary would be “receiving or giving systematic instruction” However the word itself is tough to outline because it is much more than the definition due to the fact education is different for everyone; you and I could have completely different perspective on the topic because it has different meanings to both of us you could hate it I could love it.
Asking any person why they got to school if they gave you a straight forward answer would say (A) “I have No Choice“ or (B) “So I can receive an honest education for myself and live the life I would like Say you asked them why if they answered (B) “So I will visit move on to attend a college/university and find an honest job for myself”, which is all fine and dandy but no one seems to be paying attention to the big picture “THERE IS NO ABSOLUTE GUARANTEE” that getting a highschool education or college education can land you some employment. Yes you need an education to do things in life but does that make you entitled to them, i highly doubt it; having the grades and everything is fine it shows that you are a well educated person this is very helpful in life, maybe allowing this said person to apply his/her Education to the chosen profession. Testing the true...
...In today’s 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...
...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...
...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...