imprtance of education - I n this Twenty-First Century, the...

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In this Twenty-First Century, the value of education has taken on a whole new meaning. Education is an important tool that contributes to several aspects of a person’s life in order to take advantage of what have been learned and how to productively it in either personal or professional life. Being educated is something that always being looked at as a positive achievement that feels good and looks good on a resume. A paper education can almost assure someone of making more money in their lifetime. So no matter what, education is the key that allows people to move up in the world, seek better jobs, and ultimately succeed fully in life. Quoted from John Adams, “There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.” Two types of education that basically exposed to the world are formal education and informal education, which are seems to be familiar to us. Formal education is classroom-based, provided by trained teachers. Informal education happens outside the classroom, in after-school programs, community-based organizations, museums, libraries, or at home. Both formal and informal education settings offer different strengths to the educational outreach project. Formal education needs to meet the educational standards and stick to a specified curriculum. Informal education, on the other hand, can be more flexible with their content. However, both formal and informal educations are essential to everyone. The major role of education is to create an educated society. In the culture today, there is a huge emphasis on education, especially higher education. Society usually says the more educated, the better of a person will be. That is pretty much true if a person live by the means of society. The basic idea that education, especially a college education, is something that people should pursue even into their adult years is not any means a new idea. Every society has specialized individuals who fulfill certain positions that require extended education. In some cases, these people are known as shamans, priests, or
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2010 for the course ENGL 015 taught by Professor Stjean,shawnr during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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