Essay/Term paper: Education- past present and future
Essay, term paper, research paper: Education
Education, without it we would all be mindless wonders wandering
around the globe. Education is an important factor in our lives, but the past,
present, and future of education is changing. And change it will until our
education system is the best in the world.
In the past, Education in America was plain and simple. We've all
heard the stories of how our ancestors used to have to walk to school 5
miles in the snow in the heat of summer. These shameless exagerations
were meant for us to think that school back in the "good ole days" was very
dificult and surpassed the level of difficulty students today have. In reality,
school, although most early schools were combonation classes with a
variety of age groups as students. Almost each individual was given an
equal amount of personal help from the teacher. Also, life wasn't as
complecated as they are now. One teacher would teach the whole class a
limeted variety of subjects such as arithmatic and english. Education was
just eaiser when it first became popular.
Nowadays, in the present, school not only is a place to learn, it's a
place to stress out. As I walk through the halls all students seem to have that
academic nervousness. If you listen to the conversations that go on in the
hall it's always, "Ohh my gosh, Becky! I'm going to have a fat cow! I think
I'm getting a B in my chemistry class, and that is going to ruin my record."
Pressure is constantly put upon students to get "straight A's" It is very rare
when a student will not shoot for an A on a quiz. It's human nature to
succeed, but with the pressure put on us by the teachers, parents, peers, and
colleges, it's a heavy load to handle.
Now, scientists recently did an expiriment. They placed a child in a
room with some brand new toys. They left him there for a couple of hours
and he did not play with them. The scientists puzzeled took the boy aside
and asked him why he did not play with the toys. The boy replied that he
did not want to break them. So, scientists then took another child and placed
him in a room filled with horse manure. The boy was having fun swimming
around in it, having a blast with the horse manure. When the scientists
asked the boy why he played with the horse manure, the boy replied, "Well,
with all of this horse manure, there has to be a pony somwhere." This story
best relates to our education system. Now while students may think that
school is a waste of time, it has been proven that it is really the key to lead
us to the pony at the end of the rainbow. While we may not like school, it
will always benifit us in the long run.
The furture of education is changing ever so rapidly. New classes are
starting to emerge from the midst of old traditional classes that many new
students have failed. It may be hard for some of us to face, but some
students just can not learn the same why as our parents did. Today, students
need more hands on projects. They need things they can relate to the real
world. Other then just learning concepts, we should be able to learn how,
when, and why we should apply those concepts into everyday things. Now,
i'm not saying we stray away from traditional methods in the future. I am
saying that what we all need to do as a group is find a way to import those
traditional methods in to futuristic teaching, and use the traditional way of
educating as a building base for new methods in education. It can relate to a
table, the new methods of educating being the legs and the traditional way,
the table top. You need both the legs and the table top before you can have a
complete table. If you take one piece away you are left with a worthless pile
of wood, but when you combine all of the pieces together, the table begins
to have some use and worth to it.
Education is something that has the biggest value of anything in the
world. It is an ideal that without it, we would never be able to live the way
we do today. It has come from a small, simple school, to a key to the future
in only the span of years.
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