Write a minimum 2 page essay, with supporting citations, about the “Purpose of Education”.
Discuss the following:
Joel Spring provided a history of American Education that showed a correlation between politics, immigration, economics, and education. According to Spring, what were some of the primary reasons he believes the United States has educated its citizens? Be sure to talk about “Civilization” and “Americanization”. How do you feel about his history of American Education? What do you agree and disagree with and why?
“Human Capital” has been defined as the skills, competencies, knowledge, experience, habits, social and personality attributes, including creativity and cognitive abilities, possessed by an individual or population, viewed in terms of their value or cost to an organization or country (Oxford Dictionary, 2014). Are we educating people to increase their human capital? Are we educating people to increase their human capital as citizens of the country? As citizens of their communities? As citizens of the world? Provide examples to support why or why not.
Plato said, “The object of education is to teach us to love beauty.” Jean Piaget stated, “The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.” What do you think the “Purpose of Education” is? Be sure to talk about the purpose of education as it relates to the individual, society, world, and nature. What kind of educational setting would be needed to fulfill your “Purpose of Education”? Describe the setting in detail. How do your personal experiences with education throughout your life compare and contrast with the setting you described? How have your personal experiences influenced your definition of the “Purpose of Education” and ideal academic setting? Dream big and be creative about your ideals in this section of the essay.
Remember to always write an introductory paragraph and a concluding paragraph. Include a reference page and for the entire paper, use APA 6th edition for formatting, style, and proper in-text citations. Cite the course textbook, readings, videos and additional references when appropriate.
Required Text: Suarez-Orozco, M. & Satting-Bajaj, C. (2010). Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World: The Ross School Model and Education for the Global Era. NY: NYU Press
This must be written at a master level. Please properly cite any information from the text.
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