The Structure of an Education.
This paper was prepared for LBSU-300, taught by Professor Baron
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin
The curriculum of any educational institution should contain such things as: Reading Writing, Language, Grammar, Math, Art and History. It is Essential that these subjects be the fundamental basis of an education. As Benjamin Franklin writes in his 1749 proposal regarding youth education;
As to their STUDIES, it would be well if they could be taught every Thing that is useful, and every Thing that is ornamental: But Art is long, and their Time is short. It is therefore propos'd that they learn those Things that are likely to be most useful and most ornamental. Regard being had to the several Professions for which they are intended (Franklin, 1749).
It is clear that at least one of our founding fathers had intended for the education of Americans to be a well rounded one, entailing the basics of human communication, and then narrowing into a stricter discipline surrounding the career intentions of the scholar.
It is paramount that all students and scholars learn how to read and write in order to effectively communicate. Communication occurs constantly and without it there would be no commerce. Along with reading and writing, one needs to learn Mathematics and Music, the universal languages of communication. Written music, as well as its auditory compliment is null of cultural language barriers. If one can read music, one could essentially perform any piece from any composer, extending the lines of communication that much further. Likewise, if one can write music, one is able to communicate with performers from around the world. Math is just as universal when it comes to communication as music is. Even if one is unable to communicate with another due to native language barriers, the formulas of math...