January, 25 2009
Education, The Face of Tomorrow
Education starts at birth, and is necessary because that is what makes one-self who they are. It does not only change the way one thinks, but also changes the environment and society one lives in. First duty of education is to stir up life, but leave it free to develop. Knowledge should be for everyone whether rich or poor. Schools and colleges now in this century are open for everyone and provide equal knowledge without giving importance to their backgrounds. Knowledge expands ones mind towards a variety of fields of knowledge such as: intelligence, financial gain, self-esteem, personal gain, prestige, master of fields, and society acceptance. One also views schools as a process of cultural birth, a bringing of new generation of children who will carry on the culture. Its process is to train students to build future wealth. Education must not be understood in the sense of teaching, but of assisting the psychological development. This is real life and we must face all the challenges to get the best of education.
Author Horace Mann states that education is a “great equalizer”. “Says it should be equally provided to everyone”. “It can change your mentality and the more educated you are the more naturalistic you become”. Race should not be the question where education is concerned, again it should be equally divided between all and races and cultures. Like Mann says,
“poor man can become a president too”. Author Jean Anyon speaks, about the “Hidden Curriculum” which means students are being taught the skills and levels of education needed to accomplish the same types of jobs that their parents do and remain on those same social class levels. For example: in the 1800s, if a parent is form a middle class doing office work such as a clerk or a secretary, then the child is taught and trained in the similar fields, but if a family is rich and comes from high class...