Essay about Education Is An Aspect Of Today 's Society

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Education is an aspect of today’s society that affects what people learn and how much they know. Most individuals are impacted by the fatal flaw in the education system. This flaw is that education is not executed in a way that is fair to many students. Education has conformed to teach the middle-class, and in result, many are not receiving the education they should be. Today, educators have the power to create a learning environment that allows students of all races and backgrounds to succeed in the classroom.
Paulo Freire, a philosopher and educator who created the essay, “The Banking Concept of Education”, develops theories about the execution of today’s teaching methods. He labels these two ways of teaching as the “banking” and “problem- posing” concepts. Freire states, “Education thus becomes the act of depositing, in which the students are the depositories and the teacher is the depositor. Instead of communicating, the teacher issues communiques and makes deposits which the students patiently receive, memorize, and repeat.”(Freire, 260). The “banking” concept describes the act of depositing information to students. This type of education is exactly what Freire is against. He develops the idea of “problem- posing” and how he believes students would benefit from a teacher being a guide and students interacting within the classroom. Freire believes that equal power between students and teachers within the classroom will allow students to think critically and create their…

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