Given the Sorts of Personal Relations We Now Enter Into, and the Demands of the World of Work and the Influences of the Digital Age, It Is No Longer Possible to Become an Educated Person in Such a Troubled World. True or False?

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Given the sorts of personal relations we now enter into, and the demands of the world of work and the influences of the digital age, it is no longer possible to become an educated person in such a troubled world. True or false?

We live in an increasingly complex world of rapid change and can only begin to imagine what the future will look like. It is also a very troubled world in which we are confronted daily with a myriad of challenges. The sheer scale of information and social constraints threaten to overwhelm us and we may be justified in thinking that it is no longer possible to become an educated person. Contrary to this view, however, I believe that it is not only possible, but also imperative that we do so if we are to both
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It is important for schools to teach and model appropriate social relationships. Today’s student relates to many different people in many different contexts across cultures, gender, age, and status. They relate face-to-face and online via a variety of electronic media. Parents and schools share a duty to both teach and model positive relationships.
Technology is also advancing at such a rate that what is understood and used today will no doubt be superseded in another generation. Education needs to positively address the changes in technology, equipping and empowering students to embrace and fully utilise the new technologies available to them.
Education is a great driver of social, economic and political progress. As people become educated, learning to read, calculate and reason critically, their prospects of health and prosperity expand exponentially, as does their ability to participate in and positively contribute to society. However, there are those who, through forces beyond their control, struggle to be educated. Poverty, classroom shortages, conflict, gender discrimination and child labour are but a few of the present day realities that exist and restrict access to education.
Governments, policy makers, educators, and the public alike need to be informed about educational inequalities so that these barriers to

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