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School and Society

School and Society

  • Submitted By: helton17
  • Date Submitted: 11/28/2011 12:39 PM
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Words: 863
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Education has many different definitions, but the definition that most people know it by is the action or process of educating or of being educated and the knowledge or skill obtained or developed by a learning process (Webster’s Dict.). In the past people became educated by attending school and were educated straight from their teachers. Today people are still educated by attending school but there are many new and different ways that people are becoming educated, such as the Internet and television. The history of schooling in the United States has shown that they public school system has failed to keep up with the times but not changing their style of educating their students, and thus so it is not known how much longer the public school system will be needed.
The world that we live in today is ever changing and becoming more and more dependent on technology. You can’t even go somewhere today without seeing a computer, television or see someone walking down the sidewalk listening to their IPod’s. In the public schools today you walk into a class room in most schools and you still see teachers writing onto a chalkboard or even a whiteboard. Most students today lose interest in what they are learning when they are looking at a plain chalkboard or a whiteboard. I know that when I was in high school in a match class when the teacher was writing examples on a whiteboard I couldn’t even sit in my chair and pay attention for ten minutes without dozing off. There was one class that had a smart board and I was able to stay awake in that class and I actually learned something. The smart boards make the class more interactive for the students and they allow the students to do the work from their desks and have it up on the screen in front of the classroom and have all the students able to see.
The public schools mission statement “ to educate students, provide knowledge, and to prepare students for their future” states that they are to prepare students for their...

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