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To what extent is higher education a way to preserve the Establishment? Not long ago, only a minority of people had access to higher education. Nowadays, there are lots of students from different social backgrounds and origins. Yet, does that mean that equality of chance does exist or more precisely, to what extent is higher education a way to preserve the Establishment? To answer this question, we will focus on the US and the UK. Higher education as a way to preserve the Establishment.
1. What is the Establishment?
2. The role of higher education: higher education can create an elite and this elite has key positions in our society. As a matter of fact, the better your education is, the more likely you are to get a responsible and influential job. It also transmits values of the society we live in. 3. Which sort of education did most members of the ruling class get? (public schools in England followed by prestigious highly selective universities which were free until recently but now, they can be very expensive + the Ivy League in the US=> aller voir dans les docs pour des exemples ) 4. The role of money in education
However, higher education is no longer the privilege of the ruling class. Indeed 1....
...DoesHigherEducation Guarantees Higher Income?
The essay on the subject mainly focuses on the US perspective regarding highereducation in relation to income thereof. The highereducation in relation to higher income is a serious debate in the United States at the academia level since couple of years. Considering the rising un-employment rate and high cost on the graduate and PhD programs many people have serious observations whether or not to opt for the highereducation. Many people even after having Masters and PhD degrees do not find good jobs and are forced to work for less attractive jobs. In such scenario there arises a serious question whether highereducation guarantees higher income? In the following paragraphs the question has been analyzed by various directions.
Before analyzing the specific question, it is important to describe the highereducation. In the United States the highereducation is referred to as study carried out at the University level for graduate, masters and doctoral programs. The apparent objective of highereducation seems more knowledge. It is an established fact that technology has become the driving force in the world and it is being advanced every new...
...“To whatextentdoes Sartre successfully argue that we are free?”
This question assumes that Sartre argues for the freedom of humans, a fair assumption, due to his theories published on existentialism in his works “Existentialism and Humanism” and “Being and Nothingness”. This question uses the phrase ‘free’ as opposed to ‘free will’, a distinction which is clear through Sartre’s theories about a human’s metaphysical freedom. During this essay I will aim to evaluate the effectiveness of Sartre’s argument that human beings are fundamentally free. I shall draw on works from other existentialists such as Heidegger, Freudian psychoanalytical theories and other philosophers such as Kant, Husserl and Nietzsche.
In my opinion, Sartre prevents a logical argument that human beings are free due to our nature of self-consciousness as “beings for themselves” yet he is overly optimistic about the nature of human freedom. He rejects that we are limited by past experiences and choices; disregarding theories that humans are shaped by their genetic endowment and upbring as mere “facticity”. Personally, I see this as a huge fault in Sartre’s argument as he fails to identify the individual’s context of social, political, economic pressures and the constraints they place on one’s freedom.
Sartre would argue that this is untrue and that we can reflect on our experiences and decide whether our adoption of beliefs is due to bad faith in the face of...
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With reference to educational theories and current affairs, demonstrate an understanding of child centred learning
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The head of Ofsted has pledged to root out inspectors who champion trendy teaching amid warnings that progressive methods had damaged generations of schoolchildren. Sir Michael Wilshaw said so-called “child-centred” learning – a characteristic of many classrooms in the 60s and 70s – would form no part of the assessment process. He denied the watchdog was...
The Virtues of HigherEducation
In the essay “What A College Education Buys” written by Christopher Caldwell, the author questions whether or not the value of a college education today supports the high cost of obtaining a degree. Having a college degree is viewed as having achieved some measure of accomplishment. People think you are more intelligent for having gone to college. Employers seem to be more eager to hire college graduates. Certainly we have been told that having a degree will help to ensure you earn more money. But is being a college graduate an obtainable goal for everyone? Can we afford to succeed or has college become one more area that is reserved for more affluent people? According to the Caldwell “…the price of college long ago outstripped the value of these goods” (213). This must be rectified to make college accessible to everyone who wants to attend. The value of a college degree cannot be measured in dollars and cents alone. A college education buys the crucial development of self-esteem and creates more and better opportunities for individuals to succeed in all aspects of life.
As a college student, I can say that attending college has made me feel as if I am doing something valuable for myself and my family. In this way college is valuable. Firstly, it gives a sense of purpose to the student. There is a means to and end and it is generally perceived that upon...
...The High Price of HigherEducation
In America's society today, students are expected to follow the path of day care, grade school, middle school, high school and hopefully college. Growing up in America today, the importance of education is stressed starting at the earliest stages of development. In a world with a competitive job market and with citizens who want to make the most money that they can, a college education is key in success. For some students, financing college is not a problem. Money should not be a factor in the student's decision-making process when choosing what school to attend, but unfortunately many people are unable to attend the university of their choice due to the high costs. Working through college is not always the best answer because this can have a negative effect on academic performance with the added stress. It is true that financial aid and loans are available, but it is sometimes much harder to take advantage of these than people realize. Although universities offer many forms of aid in paying for college, the continually increasing prices still make it impossible for many people to afford highereducation, and lowering prices would be effective in increasing the amount of people able to obtain a college degree.
In today's society, the average income for middle class families is $49,500 (Preliminary Estimates). This is only a little...
...IB Psychology HL
To whatextent can psychology contribute to the reduction of prejudice?
Prejudice and Racism are very closely related to each other in our society. To stereotype someone is when we apply a series of traits to them based on one trait that resembles their identity in a particular group. Some examples to stereotyping would be Asians are hardworking and studious, black people steal a lot, and many others. This very closely relates with the definition of prejudice. Prejudice is a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. Most of the people who judge people on their particular culture using stereotypes do not actually have an experience of seeing or experiencing that particular stereotype. They are basing it off of knowledge they have received or came across from other people. Very few actually have experiences of encountering the stereotypical character of a certain group and use their experience to conceive and judge the people of that certain group.
We tend to categorize ourselves in different groups whether it is through cultural differences, race differences, or difference in interest. Why do people who have prejudices tend to stereotype? These people tend to divide people into different categories of “them”. They classify these people as different. Although grouping ourselves is a nature of human kind, groups of different goals, interest, race or culture...
In the time I have spent in highereducation, I have noticed that educators generally encounter three categories of students. The first category, about 10 percent of the student population will always succeed because they have the attitude that failure is not an option. The second group, another 10 percent of the population, will inevitably fail, lacking the personal motivation and drive necessary to reach educational goals. Approximately 80 percent of students make up category three. A group full of bright minds that could lean toward either success or failure. This group will most significantly be impacted by changes and improvements in education. The differentiating factor in this group is that each student's response to the same question: "Is investing in my education really worth it?"
Some people are deterred from pursuing highereducation because of the price tag attached. Even though student loans are often available, the idea of repaying student loan debt, with high interest rates and low job prospects is a significant roadblock for many. For students with young families or those who have never considered post-secondary education, it is often much more appealing to take a job out of high school and immediately generate income. These are the students who begin to feel that an education is simply not...
September 20, 2012
Yvette DE La Vega
The Importance of a Good Education 1
Today more people are going back to college in order to obtain a degree of some type. More people are looking for careers and are tired of settling for jobs that they do not like just to get a paycheck. Employers are looking for employee with college degrees in order to present their customer with more qulitified people. A college degree is more importance now than it has ever been. More jobs are being sent overseas today making it harder to find a job, so in order to find a job that will give a person the financial stability they need more adult are returning to college to get their degree.
The Importance of a Good Education 2
The importance of a good education, a good education is the most important thing a person could obtain for themselves. Education is important to us in many aspects of life especially when it comes to your need for personal and social advancement. Education is important because it will open so many different...