Education plays a vital role in shaping tomorrows’ leaders. Not only can we become a better nation by acquiring the skills necessary to be productive members of a civilized society. Increase knowledge to actively achieve and meet challenges that can produce changes in which are productive for attaining business innovations, political and economic objectives.
Our world is constantly changing and it requires a society that is well versed in understanding the problems deriving from culture differences and tolerance of others’ beliefs and perceptions. We are dealing with systemic problems in education, economic, government, religion and culture differences.
To quote a phrase from Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, “Make me the master of education, and I will undertake to change the world.” If we are to change the world simply because we have and continue to acquire the education necessary to increase knowledge; we must never forget education along without the practice of inducing what is learned is not enough to produce attainable results favorable to sustain a society in the 21st century. We must become the voice of the people by getting involved to make a difference in the world by putting into motion what we have learned.
When I was growing up, I remember attending elementary school, learning a new language seems to be difficult at first, but I was able to learn the English language because of the dedication of one of my teachers. Now, as I reflect on this experience, it is obvious that she was dedicated and enjoyed teaching her students to be successful. I know today that she made a difference in my life as I navigated through my education experience and high school years to present.
I also experience the lack of concern of other teachers, not taking the time and dedication to teach their students to excel. In part, I strongly believe it had to with the culture differences that existed within the schools that I attended and the neighborhood I grew up. At times, I felt being part of a minority group created an environment, which I perceived teachers not to care about my education needs or whether I could succeed in life.
Today, we have made strides in improving our education system in our schools. Yet, we are facing similar problems and perhaps even worse when teachers are rushing their students through their curriculum without taking the time to encourage and support them to excel in their classes. In part this systemic problem can be attributed to a society that has become embedded in the believe of a “microwave consumption society” which believe faster is better at any cost. Hence for mediocrity education in our schools today. This is evident to me being a parent as my children now embarks on their quest through the education system, based on the interactions shared about their experiences with their teachers; these challenges are still relevant in the 21st century.
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