Essay The Opinionated Education System Of Education
Banking education is a term used by Paulo Freire to describe and critique the traditional educational system. The name refers to the metaphor of students as empty containers which educators must deposit knowledge into. This reinforces a lack of critical thinking and knowledge ownership in students, which in turn reinforces oppression.
The overall role of the banking model of education plays in the process of mass education is still true and inevitable in reality. Students in the classroom still get their knowledge in a passive way. The educators still ‘deposit’ what they need to ‘deposit’ to their students without much consideration about education reform or student-oriented education.
On the other hand, according to part of the speech that former U.S. president Woodrow Wilson addressed to the New York City High School Teachers Association, it is evident that what he said can be considered as he himself has admitted that education did lead the society to segregation and inequality because he advocated that “we want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class, of necessity, in every society, to forego the privileges of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks” (Woodrow A8). Although his opinion was based on the needs of the 1901 society and aimed to reform to adapt the…