My Philosophy Of Education

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Education has always been my top priority, but what I don 't comprehend is - why is it? Most people view attending school and studying is mandatory, but I disagree. I usually spend all of my spare time, and even if it 's for one assignment, indulge myself for possibly six-eight hours a day and study in my room. I had a choice from the very beginning - to do the work or to fail, but that question already seems rhetorical as it is. I choose to work hard, not because I had to, but because I believe education is a given and it 's up to one’s responsibility to act upon it - it 's a choice, not a chore.

Studying then became a huge part of me, second nature to me even. I’ve adapted myself to studying and gained great study ethics. I love learning
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It’s something I haven’t achieved to my finest ability yet - possibly, because I grew up in a Vietnamese and Asian ethnic community. I was taught to speak Vietnamese at a young age and I had no knowledge of the English language - I was illiterate. Once, I started kindergarten, it lowered my self-esteem dramatically, mainly because I couldn’t understand the people around me. I was placed in the ESL program, which isolated me even further from the other kids. Most of my lessons were alone with an instructor - sometimes it would be a different instructor for each session. I was completely frustrated and was disgusted with myself, knowing I could never achieve the most important thing to being articulate in this society. I lacked complete confidence even after I left the program and came to believe that because of my background and ethnicity, I wouldn’t have the ability to associate among any group of people within my society and environment. I still do believe I’m not fluent enough in English, which made me assume I’m not intelligent enough in anything and I continuously doubt myself to attempt to apply to any university. This discourages me to even participate in various activities and to do something simple as to raising my hand to ask a question in class. Although I still feel this way, right after I left the program, I indulged myself to read books and it improved my vocabulary gradually. I lacked grammar and most reading skills, but I always practice and improved. Because of that, I’ve gained little confidence to make some friends and join various activities and clubs. This became a major turn out for me as an individual and made me realize how many people are not taking the

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