Value Of Education In Today's Society

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Value of Education in Today’s Society In a world where evolving technology is molding our educational and societal landscape, the value of education becomes increasingly more crucial to the sustainment, growth and progression of society. Early education is vital. It is imperative to recognize the value of education being introduced early in each individual’s life. Let’s explore the concept from the beginning. As early as preschool children are being taught the importance of education and the value it brings to everyday life. Core learning begins very early on in a child’s life, beginning weeks after birth. In a study by Graham & Forstadt, (2011) Child and Family Development Specialist, stress that a child’s brain is “Like constructing a house,…show more content…
From a child’s first smile to the first words spoken you can literally witness the wheels of intellect turning within a child’s mind. For instance, one way to provide a child with a strong base for learning could be spending time with them in the formidable first few years, reading to them and playing various coordination type games that will later become vital in their comprehension and development allowing children to make the connection that learning can be enjoyable. Preschools continue to be a tremendous cornerstone for learning and they are ever more prevalent in today’s society offering children a strong foundation to build upon as they go about their educational journey. In an article from the Australian Journal of Language and Literacy Lewis-Spector (2016) describes the five dimensions to preparing a student for success, and also how to thrive as a contributing member of society. The five dimensions consist of attitude, knowledge, intentions, skills and values (p. 86). This article exposes the need to ignite critical thinking about how the nation can grow and develop needed curriculums that will enhance literacy and critical thinking skills from early childhood through high school age and beyond. Haveman & Smeeding (2006)…show more content…
This initiative became “The President’s College Attainment Goal.” The President vows to make college less of a dream and more of a reality for individuals seeking a higher education, making it more affordable and obtainable for even the lowest income levels. The president vows to increase funding for student aid and continue pressing for reforms from state policy makers to take action on the rising tuition cost of obtaining a college education. According to Baum, Kurose & McPherson (2013) federal and state government’s cover a significant portion of tuition for enrolled students there is also support in the form of grants from universities and colleges helping to support (1). As the future of education becomes increasingly more vital to our society, the need for a greater involvement both on a community and government level will be more crucial to influence the broad measures needed to revamp the current educational platform and bring us up to standard of literacy and technological advancements that have not been persistent within our community colleges and four year colleges and universities in the past decade. With that being said impacts should begin at the preschool level, which would carry through middle school and into high school and beyond whether it be a vocational school teaching a student a valuable trade or a community college or university applying the needed resources and investments to
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