Education for Life

747 Words3 Pages
Malcolm X once said that “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today” but now we have to admit that our current system was relevant for the 1980’s but not for today and certainly not for the 21st century that we now live in. School is an excellent place to learn about tons of subjects, how to think, socialize, etc. In modern education, however, there are limits to prepare students for the reality of daily life. In my opinion, education’s purpose is to empower students to find their own paths to their own dreams; to create life-long learners who are prepared for both the modern world and the future; and to empower individuals to make a positive impact in the world. To start with, the main aim of educational system is to provide the basis for the individuals’ integration into society. Minister of Education, Daniel Filmus, said: “The education is not just a role for the individual but for a social role”. According to this quotation, by the time we leave secondary school, we should have learned about how we can fit into the larger society as well as how our abilities and skills can be used in our community. But are we prepared enough to deal with everyday life? Do we have the available tools needed to face difficulties? The process of making up of personality begins unconsciously almost at birth, and is continually shaping the individual's powers, forming his habits, training his ideas, and arousing his feelings and emotions. Education should also contribute to this process in order to prepare the child to his future life in the society. The only true education comes through the stimulation of the child's powers by the demands of the social situations in which he finds himself. Through these demands he is stimulated to act as a member of a unity. The other important problem is that current education doesn’t
Open Document