“A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.” As said by Theodore Roosevelt. While going to college may not be an attainable opportunity, I believe for those that it is reasonable to, should take every step towards higher education. For me, the decision was an easy one. Higher education is a privilege that I would not take for granted. Although I have only attended college for two years, I have expanded my knowledge, my communication, and my future opportunities. Being in college does not just have to do with schooling but in fact living. The ability to live on my own while being given the responsibilities of college has extended my intellect and my abilities in life skills. Living with parents had its obvious perks – food, a roof over your head, and no worry of bills – and I was given a very linear set of tasks to complete such as homework, laundry, and possibly a job or sports. While high school had its times where it was stressful, the jump from high school to college has given me a lot of insight as to what it meant to truly live on my own. I was given the old responsibilities of high school and the added responsibilities of adulthood were added on as well. This included simple objectives like going to classes on my own and buying my own groceries but included harder things too such as paying bills and money management. And while my first year of living on my own in a dorm did Cartozian 2
not have quite the intensity as living in a house does, the dorms set me up to be prepared for situations and take care of the task that was at hand. This meant having to communicate with those around me. In college, interaction everyday with those around me is extremely important. This is because I communicate with everybody involved with me. This includes my teachers, friends, acquaintances, and even my parents; being able to communicate clearly and...
...Education in the largest sense is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind,character or physical ability of an individual. In its technical sense, education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another.
Etymologically, the word education is derived from educare (Latin) "bring up", which is related toeducere "bring out", "bring forth what is within", "bring out potential" and ducere, "to lead".
Teachers in educational institutions direct the education of students and might draw on manysubjects, including reading, writing, mathematics, science and history. This process is sometimes called schooling when referring to the education of teaching only a certain subject, usually as professors at institutions of higher learning. There is also education in fields for those who want specific vocational skills, such as those required to be a pilot. In addition there is an array of education possible at the informal level, such as in museums and libraries, with the Internet and in life experience. Many non-traditional education options are now available and continue to evolve.
Formal and Non FormalEducation has basic differences. Formaleducation is classroom-based, accompanied by trained...
...people, and families and
friends supply the informal portions of their educations.
Both of these portions of a child's education are of equal
importance. They both contribute greatly to a child's
learning experience. They affect the way a child thinks
and communicates with society.
"Formaleducation is the hierarchically
structured, chronologically graded 'education system',
running from primary school through the university and
including, in addition to general academic studies, a
variety of specialized programs and institutions for
full-time technical and professional training."(Smith)
Formaleducation contributes greatly to a child's
development because this is how the child will learn the
sciences and arts. It helps people acquire the skills they
need for such everyday activities as reading a newspaper or
managing their money. It also gives them the specialized
training they may need to prepare for a job or career.
People must meet certain educational requirements and get a license or certificate before they can practice accounting, law, or medicine.
"Informal education is a truly lifelong process
whereby every individual acquires attitudes, values, skills and knowledge from daily experience and the educative influences and resources in his or her environment - from family and neighbors, from work and play, from the market...
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...
...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...
...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...
The importance of college education has a direct and profound impact on the world but more importantly on me. As Nelson Mendela stated “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” By gaining knowledge through college education I am ensuring a better future for myself and in turn I am ensuring a better future for those around me thus changing the world one small step at a time.
Collegeeducation provides tools, knowledge and preparation necessary to compete in today’s tough job markets. As a current fourth year medical student, I am supplementing my medical education with an associates degree in health administration so that I can gain an advantage and also to prepare myself for future leadership roles within the medical profession. Medical field is a field in which constant advances and progresses are made and to stay current and to progress with the times, one must constantly further himself through education. An article in the Heritage Foundation suggest that the base foundation of the U.S. healthcare is the ability to provide the best healthcare. Having said this, we must understand that having the best healthcare means training our medical professionals and investing into new technologies and education so that they are able to provide the best healthcare. The article suggests that there is a shortfall in...