Essay on The End Of Education By Neil Postman

1936 Words May 24th, 2016 8 Pages
Education in this day and age has evolved to become an intricate system of developing individual knowledge on social values and academic knowledge in the context of a technologically advanced global society. However, throughout history it has become clear that the education system across many societies faces new challenges as well as advantages of which the learning experience can be enhanced yet hindered for both students and teachers. Throughout justifying Postman’s theory on technology providing both bad and good, the nature of technological education is to be examined to see if it is worthwhile and beneficial for future generations to come as well as economies and societies in the future. Neil Postman in his book, The End of Education, argues that the educational crisis is complex and that the ‘technical’ problem of building academic skills is just a scratch in the surface. Postman believed that schools focused more on teaching economic utility, consumerism, multiculturalism and technology. Postman (1995) also claims that schools in their methods and practices do not necessarily help students in preparing for economic life and that there was no evidence that a quality schooling experience could be associated with positive economic productivity (p.28). Moreover, Postman claims that the value of group cohesion and connectivity with peers is lost with the individualization of computer learning (1995, p.45). Postman believed that learning to accept the world with all its…

Related Documents