What is Education?
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. The word education is derived from a Latin word educare which means to "bring up", which is related to educere "bring out", and ducere, "to lead". Therefore education means to bring out potential to lead. Education is the transmission of civilization. Sculpture is to a block of marble as education is to the human soul. Instruction ends in the school-room, but education ends only with life. Practice is the best of all instructors. The fruit of liberal education is not learning, but the capacity and desire to learn, not knowledge, but power. Systems of formal education
Education is a concept, referring to the process in which students can learn something: •Instruction refers to the facilitating of learning toward identified objectives, delivered either by an instructor or other forms. •Teaching refers to the actions of a real live instructor designed to impart learning to the student. •Learning refers to learning with a view toward preparing learners with specific knowledge, skills, or abilities that can be applied immediately upon completion •Systems of formal education
o1.1 Preschool Education
o1.2 Primary Education
o1.3 Secondary education
o1.4 Higher education
o1.5 Adult education
o1.6 Alternative education
o1.7 Indigenous education
o2.2 Learning modalities
Education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another. Importance of education:
Education is as important as the air we breathe because it is our weapon to conquer the world. It is the most important possession a person must have. Education is beneficial in many aspect of life especially, personal and social it is the only possession that cannot be taken away from you. Education is important because it will open up the windows of opportunities. The importance of learning in enabling the individual to put his potentials to optimal use is self-evident. Without education, the training of the human minds is incomplete. No individual is a human being in the working world until he has been educated in the proper sense. The mind was made to be trained and without education, a person is incomplete in that sense. Education makes man a right thinker and a correct decision-maker. It achieves this by bringing him knowledge from the external world, teaching him to reason, and acquainting him with past history, so that he may be a better judge of the present. Without education, man, as it were, is shut up in a windowless room. With education, he finds himself in a room with all its windows open to the outside world. In other words, people who are not educated have less opportunity to do what they want to do. A person that gets a good education will become a more dependable worker, a better citizen, and a stronger consumer. Difference b/n literacy and education:
•Every educated person is a literate but every literate is not an educated person. Literacy is a part of education. Education has a broader meaning whereas literacy is narrower in concept. The goal of literacy is to make a person to read and write. The aim of education is to make one 'a complete person'. It makes the person not only to read and write but to think comprehensively and reason scientifically. When a person is civilized in behaviour, lives with philosophic fervour leading others to choose him/her as a role model. Many saints and philosophers, though illiterate they were, guided the coming generations better than the most of the so-called educated ones. Definitely illiteracy is a curse but the power of the mind can overthrow the ills of illiteracy if the person is well trained in the intricacies of life. •EDUCATION is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the...
...maintain and practice. Values are our personal set of beliefs about what is important, unimportant, right, wrong, good and bad. When we are confronted by choices, options, or moral dilemmas, the decisions we make will indicate what values we hold. Human values give worthiness and respect to life. The foundation of human values are based on · Dignity of human life · Respect and consideration for the "other" · The importance of integrity and service · An attitude of non-violence · The individual and collective quest for peace and happiness. In other words, values are a kind of a map in our minds of how things are or should be. Values are only our perception of the principles of nature that govern our lives or the universe, and not these principles themselves. People think that there should be a specific set of principles protecting and governing all human beings. However, others believe that values can be accepted in one culture and rejected in another culture. This idea is based on the belief that moral principles differ across cultures.
Our moral values are our beliefs about what is important in life. Some values refer to how one should act (be honest, altruistic, self-disciplined) while other values refer to what one wants to accomplish or obtain in life (a lot of money, fame, a family, friendships, world peace). Because a person...
Although they vary from state to state, every country has rules, norms, values, beliefs, and, most importantly, laws. The ‘Oxford Dictionary of Law’ defines law as, ‘The enforceable body of rules that govern any society’. Just as the beliefs, values and norms, in order for law to be existent and functional in any society, there must be a social institution, through which the law established, used and developed, or else the concept of law would be a ‘pie in the sky’ theory. This institution would be the legal system. As defined by Rose-Marie Belle Antoine in ‘Commonwealth Caribbean Law and Legal Systems’, a legal system is ‘the sum of legal rules, legal institutions and machinery which operate within the particular country or jurisdiction’. The Caribbean Country of Grenada is no exception the principles afore-outlined. This essay will seek to answer the question of whether or not the law should be underpinned by social, moral and economic values. This would be accomplished by indicating whether or not the social, moral and economic values are underpinned in the most important legal sources of law in Grenada and by examining the two schools of thought which seek to answer the question of whether or not the law should be underpinned by social, moral and economic values.
There exist certain principles that must be properly defined in order to gauge a deeper understanding...
...Virtues and Values
Healthcare Ethics & Law
Dr. Teresita Gonzalez
August 27, 2012
Virtues and Values
Virtues and Values are very important to health care today. Virtues and values are not about what a person wants to be, but rather virtues and values are about who a person really is. Any changes or decisions will always require people or even the patient's to examine theirvalues and virtues. ( Sheryl, 2010). Virtue can be defined as the difference between good and bad people meaning beneficial quality or moral excellence. Some examples of virtues include being honest or honesty and justice being what is called abstract principles of virtue that are moral. A person is considered to be virtuous if they do what is right and what is good not by habit, but simply by the rules of conduct they choose to follow or set. Another example of virtue is faithfulness which is fidelity or keeping your word and obligations and commitments to other people or patients. (Pogzar, 2012).
Values are conduct that is standard. A value is used for judging whether an action is good or bad. Values are standards that can be measured in regards to goodness in a person's life. Values can also change if we need them to. Values can even sometimes motivate people. Everyone makes judgments...
...Philippine ValuesValues are defined in a number of ways.
Maciones (1997) defines it as the “beliefs, behavior and material objects that constitute a people’s way of life.” He also defined it as standards in a culture by which people make an assessment as to its desirability, goodness and beauty. Values may be helpful as Guidelines.
Schaefer (2001) defines values a little more as “collective conceptions of what is considered good, desirable, and proper – or bad, undesirable, and improper – in culture.”
Conklin (1984) has this to say about values: “Values are abstract and shared ideas about what are desirable, good and correct – they represent the ideals of the culture” (as cited by Panopio and Rolda, 2000.)
We can understand that values serve as bases of understanding whether attitudes or behavior are good or bad, desirable or undesirable, right or wrong. Values also can be understood as something that serves as the social conscience of a society or people. Values are also expressions on how an individual or group presents oneself or the group in a given situation.
Sociologists are much interested in studying values. Since values are abstract, they are not readily easy to identify. On the bases of what people think, do or feel, sociologists can drive the meaning from...
...What is education? Is it just knowledge in basic skills, academics, and citizenship… or is it something else? In a broad sense, education is a lifelong process which includes all the experiences we have obtained from formal and informal agencies. Yet, the message of education today is manipulated by so-called “star tutors.” No longer is education stressed on developing students’ inner potentials, on benefiting the state, and creating an enlightened, just, democratic society. The aims of education have been forgotten as our minds have been adjusted to the concept of getting high marks. Moreover, education has been affected by other factors including the government, society, and the economy. In this essay, I will argue that education cannot be immune from political, social, philosophical, and economic factors with reference of the movie Aarkshan.
Social and Political
Throughout history, India has always been known as a country with a prominent caste system . Whatever caste a person was born into, they were stuck with it till the end of their life; there was practically no social mobility (rare cases) and no social interaction among different castes. To make matters worse, the system was reinforced with British colonialism in the 17th century. Fortunately, in modern India, a person would not normally know the caste of another person until you’ve openly asked about the status...
...Religious Education Essay – Is basing religion on morality a good idea?
Is basing religion on morality a good idea? Many people agree although some atheists may disagree.
One common complaint about secularism is that religion and belief in God are fundamentals for morality, justice, and a democratic society. The basic premise here is that the only values which ultimately matter are those which are transcendent, and such values can only be perceived and understood through religious tradition and a connection with the divine.
It is strange that such a belief would be as common as it is, because religions and various types of theism have had literally thousands of years during which they could demonstrate that they could provide the basis for a just, moral, and democratic society. For the most part, they haven't done a very good job; on the contrary, religion is too often associated with immorality, injustice, and political repression.
Although these failures do not prove that religion cannot help provide a basis for morality, justice and democracy, they do prove that such values do not naturally and immediately flow from religion - an important point which should discourage people from actively believing in the necessary connection between those values and either religion generally or their religion in particular.
Is Religion Necessary for Morality?
Is morality dependent upon the existence of any...
...Personal Values Development
"A value is a belief, a mission, or a philosophy that is meaningful. Whether we are consciously aware of them or not, every individual has a core set of personal values." (Posner, R.) Human nature as well as life experience comes into play in further development of values, serving to both reinforce and moderate our value sets. When people are faced with dilemmas aboutvalues certain questions will arise, such as what forged the feelings and beliefs. This paper will answer this question as well as defining some personal work values and the development of those values. Today's globalization also requires people to understand different cultural ethics. This will be discussed with reference to the organization's development of cultural ethics. Finally, the paper will cover the impact of values and performances in the workplace.
Personal values that individuals hold should be regarded as worthwhile. The values will represent a person's highest priority and the person's driving force. When a person becomes part of a business they will bring those beliefs and values to the organization. In this environment is where the values will blend with those of other employees and will help to create the family culture of the...
...Investing in education is the single most effective means of reducing poverty.
Girls and boys who learn to read, write and count will provide a better future for their families and countries. With improved education, so many other areas are positively affected. In short, education has the power to make the world a better place.
Education is more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. It is one of the most important investments a country can make in its people and its future and is critical to reducing poverty and inequality:
* Education gives people critical skills and tools to help them better provide for themselves and their children
* Education helps people work better and can create opportunities for sustainable and viable economic growth now and into the future
* Education helps fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases, reduces mother and child mortality and helps improve health
* Education encourages transparency, good governance, stability and helps fight against graft and corruption.
The impact of investment in education is profound: education results in raising income, improving health, promoting gender equality, mitigating climate change, and reducing poverty.
As a student, do you sometimes wonder if all the effort is worth it? The seemingly...