Education and Economic Growth in Trinidad and Tobago

1959 WordsJul 14, 20188 Pages
Education is generally seen as a formal process of instruction, based on a theory of teaching, to impart formal knowledge to one or more students (Cogburn, n.d.). Henceforth, individuals seek to acquire some form of schooling from pre-school through secondary school while others may go on to tertiary to better him or her in some way. A definition of education according to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is that education is “a process of teaching, training and learning, especially in schools or colleges, to improve knowledge and develop skills.” Where education in the common parlance has become a process of adding layers of one’s store of knowledge, the true aim of education is to call forth that which is essential to the…show more content…
Additionally, how the students within the system when they are being taught, are they able to articulate the work correctly and properly, are they learning as they should, are they able to grasp the work and understand it, and are they able to handle problem solving. One must also look at if there is anywhere in formal education for those students who are having any challenges. Help should be provided for them to get the help needed and not be pushed in a corner to struggle for themselves barely making it through the school system. Formal education should be structured so that as individuals exit the primary, secondary, and tertiary school system they are well equipped with knowledge and skills to take with them into the workforce and to make an impact and contribution in whatever area or field of work they journey into as well as on the wider community and society. Having completed their formal education, they then would be able to give back to the society in a positive way. Furthermore, they would be well able to help build up the economy of the country. Therefore, it is critical that their development be a prime focus. Also notable, is that teachers also play a key role in formal education and they should be professional development of teachers and other educators within the system, as teachers are the heart of the system and they interact with the student population on a daily basis. Theirs is the responsibility to be good role models, to help shape and
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