Analysis Of Salman Khan 's ' The One World Schoolhouse '

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There is a quote from an author named Salman Khan from his book about education, his book is called The One World Schoolhouse where he talks about education reimagined. In this quote he talks about education and wrote:

“Why has it been accepted as gospel for so long that homework is necessary? The answer, I think, lies not in the perceive virtues of homework but rather in the clear deficiencies of what happens in the classroom. Homework becomes necessary because not enough learning happens during the school day... The broadcast, one-pace-fits-all lecture... turns out to be a highly inefficient way to teach and learn.”

Compulsory, class-based education of young people by teachers in preparation for exams is one of those universal things …show more content…

An example of a common-sense outlook on education specifically is that homework is good for us. Excessive homework? Even better! Because that is the normal way of learning, right? I for one think not. I feel we learn by reading, by watching, by emulating, by doing, by curiosity. We learn in groups of friends, and we learn alone. But for some reason, almost none of the things listed above falls into the category called ‘education.’

Education plays a bigger role in society than we think. Most people never seem to stop and contemplate on why it is that getting an education is an everyday run of the mill qualification that is a necessity. So much so, if a person does not have one, he or she is deemed unworthy?

Education comes hand in hand with homework and students of private schools especially get excessive homework as this is what parents expect for dishing out large amounts of money in hopes that their children will achieve greatness. However, is the classroom and excessive homework really the best way for young people to learn things? Or has the obsession with private formal education cloud the judgement of people from seeing all sorts of other, more emergent models or learning? What would education be like if the whole stigma of “homework” was removed?

In my opinion, the reason behind why parents send their children to private schools is because they have been told time and time again through subtle interpellation that private schools have the

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