Education Is The Most Powerful Weapon

878 WordsOct 18, 20154 Pages
Education has been aimed at helping students learn new and exciting things every day, that later they can use in their own lives. A purpose in education is to teach students developmental skills in; math, reading, language arts, and science. This helps us gain practice, patience, and skills for job preparation, college, and social and moral responsibility for ourselves. During my senior year of high school, all of my teachers were preparing us for college. They prepared us by having us write papers, take tests, and answer essay questions to the ability you will have to in college. This made me study harder then I have any other year. Parents send their kids to school to learn about life and something that can help them achieve their goals. Their goals could be as simple as going to college or graduating college with a certain GPA (grade point average). “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” (Education Quotes). There are five key elements of educational philosophies, they are: essentialism, perennialism, progressivism, social reconstructionism, and existentialism. “Essentialism is core knowledge that students need to be educated citizens where the teacher plays as the central figure in the classroom, transferring their knowledge to students” (TEACH). Essentialists believe students learn key elements in the schools’ primary mission to teach. “Perennialism has enduring ideas that are found in the great works of literature and art where
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