Purpose Of Education Essay

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The purpose of education today

When we are young, the only thing we can make connection with education is schools or

classes, and the purpose of education at that time is to finish all the homework and get a good

score. Even after people attend college or university, the purpose of education we can think

of is still limited, such as get a well-paid job or pursue one’s dream. However, education is

not restricted only in schools and classrooms and its purpose is widely ranged. “The whole

world’s a classroom, and to really make it one, the first thing is to believe it is.” According

to Jon Spayde, Education can be gained from both classroom and life experience in society.

In today’s society, education serves multiple purposes, which
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Whether to become a critical thinker or to develop one’s potential and creativity, they all

serve the better citizens in society. It is believed that the most important of education is to

help people to become excellent participants of society, and they can be better involved in it.

John Henry states that the purpose of a university is “training good members of society”(53).

When speaking of all other purpose of education, people find that they all can be reduced to

“training good members of society”. The purpose of education can be personal, such as earn

more money, become a famous actor, or become a skillful person. It is also comprehensive,

because all the personal success can make the society better, create a better living

environment, equality is fully achieved. After World War Two, Japan decided to rebuild its

education system and provide better living environment for its people. Japanese learned to

work prudently, raise whole nation’s moral consciousness, and soon Japan recovered from

the failure of the war, and become a powerful nation in world. Get prepared for life is also a

key purpose of education, “School helps, but it’s just the beginning”(68). Learning from

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