Education For All People – Education and Real Life Challenges
In contemporary times, almost as a cultural practice, education has been elevated to the level of a rite initiative in the modern world. With the help of formal schooling, people gain reading and writing skills. It is obvious that literacy, the ability to read and write, has become a necessary condition to face the many challenges of modern times. As a strategy to ensure that no child is deprived of the opportunity to acquire formal education, not sending a child to school is a criminal offense in some parts of the world, in especially in the West. In addition, some governments help their citizens to acquire formal education either by subsidizing the cost or by making it available for free (at least at the basic level).
It is impossible to integrate in modern times if you do not go to school. Therefore, education is a necessity, not a luxury. The attitude of people with regard to education in contemporary times seems to suggest, in fidelity to Platonism, that it is better to be born than to be uneducated . The demand for education in different parts of the world is undeniably increasing daily. People make many sacrifices to acquire an education. Parents are ready to give everything they have to see their kids at school. Some people travel abroad to gain quality academic training. Acquiring a formal education has become one of the biggest priorities in life today.
However, despite the wide acceptance that formal education has gained around the world, one of the most important questions on education that is often not asked is: "What is the relevance of education for practical life?" To what extent is education useful for meeting the practical challenges of life? This question must be asked because the expected impacts of education are absent, that is the lives of many educated people, education is continuously unable to improve the standard of living of many graduates .
It is imperative to point out that education is a means to an end, but not an end in itself, which implies that education is a process that leads to the making of a child. ;a product. It is the product that values the means The quality of the process can be inferior to the quality of the product As a means, the education is incomplete without the end of the process. This is the purpose for which (education) is intended to serve (in an ideal situation). Let us justify our assertion that the expected impacts of education are missing from the lives of many educated people by examining a very sensitive aspect of the lives of educated people, their finances.
How many educated people really have financial success? Most graduates struggle all their lives to make ends meet, but to no avail. There are many graduates from higher education institutions (even at the top of the class), but well below a lot of less educated people (academic intelligence and intellectual abilities) than those who are financially successful. . Perhaps, financial struggles and crises are worse among educated people. Most educated people struggle throughout their working years simply to make ends meet, but to no avail, and end up as commitments during their retirement.
The ability of education to help graduates handle real life challenges is rooted in the fact that most people ignore the purpose of education. Why are we going to school? Why should people go to school? What is the purpose of Education? What is the ratione of education? What are the goals of education? Why should parents send their children to school? Education is one of the most abused or poorly understood human experiences. Without the goal of education being understood and clarified, the continuity of its abuse (by most people) will remain inevitable. Many people go to school for the wrong reasons. In addition, most parents send their children to school for the wrong reasons. Most people have a mistaken perception of the goals of education.
It is imperative to note that this problem stems from the fact that the major incentive to go to school in the early days of its creation in different parts of the world was that it was a guarantee of prosperity. This was possible then because job opportunities abound for educated people. But things have changed, and in a very significant way. In most parts of the world, the unemployment rate is high among educated people. Thus, education no longer guarantees financial success. In fact, education has become a major cause of poverty, given that it contains no provision for instilling in students the principles of wealth creation.
It is high time that the purpose of education be reconsidered. The idea of going to school to acquire a certificate should be denounced if the training improves the lives of educated people. The idea of going to school to prepare for a paid job should also be denied because there are limited job opportunities for unlimited graduations. If the school prepares graduates for employment, but that there are few job opportunities for unrestricted graduates, it means that the school prepares students for unemployment. That's why the conception that the school only prepares students for paid work is unacceptable.
The ideal goal of education is to facilitate the integral development of the human person – the intellectual, moral, physical, social, spiritual, psychological and psychological dimensions of man. Going to school should facilitate the optimal development of all aspects of the human person. An ideal educational system should not isolate any aspect of man in the training process, nor consider some aspects more important than others. All that is missing is an aberration and is unacceptable.
Each educational process should be able to help students develop their latent potential. Any educational process that does not fulfill this purpose is useless. When the mind is developed, it is able to identify and solve problems for humanity and, therefore, to be rewarded with a reward. Money is purely the reward for solving problems. Any graduate who can not solve the problems of the company does not have the ability to create wealth. It's a fact that most graduates do not know.
Education will help graduates become happy and fulfilled in life if it is structured to facilitate the optimal development of their minds. If this is done, education will equip graduates with the necessary skills to survive economic battles and real life challenges. It is very painful to notice that education has remained unable to serve a practical purpose because most of the things that the school system teaches students are things that do not need to survive in real life . In other words, most students spend years at school learning things that will not be useful when the school days are over. The crux of this gap in the education system is that the people most concerned in the education sector are unaware of its existence.
One of the main goals of education is empowerment. If the education system is restructured to achieve this goal, graduations will become assets, but not responsibilities, regardless of the circumstances. Such an educational process will help students create jobs when they are unable to get a job when they become graduates. As mentioned earlier, education is a process and every process is incomplete without a product. The quality of a product is the most reliable standard for determining the quality of the process that produced it. There is an urgent need to restructure the education system to ensure that the training it gives students enables them to effectively meet the challenges of life, especially when school days are over.
Despite the fact that the consequences of the educational system's shortcomings in its current form account for the ugly experiences of most graduates in real life, the government has continually demonstrated growing incompetence to meet this challenge. As a result, it has become clear that graduates who conscientiously desire a bright, refreshing and happy life must acquire additional education by themselves before their schooling has the desired effect in their lives. It also implies that students must also go beyond what they are taught in the class if they are really passionate about happiness in the real world (ie the life after school).