Name: Stacey Inglis
Student Id number: AC1307727
Topic: “Why college education is Important to Me”
Can you imagine a world with no education? There would be no doctors, teachers or police officers. All that would exist is total chaos and mayhem. In addition there would be no justice system, laws or government, leaving no structure in our society. People would be left to do as they please with no consequences to be faced. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, education is “discipline that is concerned with methods of teaching and learning in schools or school-like environments as opposed to various non-formal and informal means of socialization (e.g., rural development projects and education through parent-child relationships).” I can remember when I was a child in primary school; I did not want to go to school because it seemed very tedious, as I did not understand the importance of an education. However, now that I am a teacher, I stress the importance of education to my students; wanting them to strive for the top and the best and never settling for less. Therefore, I believe that a college education is important because it plays a vital part in a person’s future where; one can gain a strong sense of pride and self-worth, earn a higher income and will always be marketable.
A college education has helped to impart a strong sense of pride and self-worth in me as an individual, mother, teacher and colleague. Similarly, attaining my associate degree in teacher education has helped me look at life and situations differently and more maturely. It has also improved my reasoning and thinking skills. Additionally, as a mother I would like to create that awareness of the importance of education in my children and live as an example to them. According to Anne T. Henderson (2007), “…children of parents, who play an active role in their education, tend to receive better grades, test scores, long term academic achievement and positive attitudes as well as behaviours toward school, than children of uninterested mothers and fathers.” For this reason, I believe that showing an interest in my children’s schooling and being involved will ultimately encourage and motivate them to aim for the best. A college education has also helped me to appreciate what I have learned and has taught me to apply it in my daily life. Moreover, it has also taught me how to become a role model and a guide to my students, as well as teaching them how to unlock their true potential. I have seen too many students fall through the education cracks, and so I believe I can help make a difference. According to an article written by Sara Peter in the Voice Newspaper; “…students are falling through the cracks of the traditional chalk and talk method of teaching. Therefore, teachers have to create an environment where learning is meaningful and fun for the students.” With this education I am able to utilize a variety of teaching strategies that cater to all the learning styles within my classroom. Further, a college education has helped me become more confident, both as a teacher and an individual and has helped me to take pride in the way I speak, dress and perform my duties. This should ultimately help encourage and motivate my colleagues to achieve the best.
Palmberg and Kuru found that participation in outdoor activities had a major impact on how students react and respond to their environment. Students acquired more awareness and had a greater respect for the environment and their surroundings. The results showed an increase in self-confidence and improved social behaviour. It also resulted in greater empathy for the environment and a desire to ...
Attaining a college education is a potential for gaining a higher income. Most persons usually further their education in an attempt to obtain employment and high earnings. According to Davis and Moore (1945), “…the most important positions are conscientiously filled by the most qualified persons…” in other words those persons with the highest education will get the highest positions in the world of work and gain the highest incomes. My oldest sister was a teacher for many years and when I was younger I always wanted to follow in her footsteps. However, that did not come about immediately. After graduating from high school, I worked as a customer representative for two years before pursuing my dream of becoming a teacher. My sister has always been my inspiration and she created the awareness of the importance of gaining higher education and encouraged me to further my education. Moreover, when I applied to become a teacher, I taught for two years before pursuing an associate degree in primary teacher education which resulted in me gaining a higher income.
As a human with a certain compassion for those who are less fortunate than myself, I believe it is my innate responsibility to ensure that low-income school children receive the same educational benefits through my methodology of teaching. My past experiences in the field of education such as a piano teacher, a Spanish tutor, and childcare food program representative demonstrates my love for ...
By attaining a college education, means I will always be marketable. In other words; having this level of education I can apply for any position within the education sector, which would render me marketable and I would be a considered applicant. There would no longer be any “shut downs” by employers and I would not have to be concerned with having a lower class job or income. Research has shown that employers prefer employees with a college education, because this helps them determine what the applicant will bring to their firm. For example; if a person applies for a management position and has only a high school diploma, that person is less likely to get the job, because according to their qualifications they will not be able to offer that higher level of thinking and reasoning that someone with a college education would. With a college education I have developed critical thinking skills which have enabled me to perform my duties as a teacher efficiently.
Finally, without a college education the opportunities are limited, rather than having a college education where the opportunities are limitless and more attainable which may lead to success and contentment. Similarly, a college education is the best way to help an individual prepare for the world of work and their future. Therefore, it is safe to say that attaining a college education is vital to a person’s future.
Brandy Bruckert Kim Gunter Rhetoric 105 25 November 1997 Bilingual Education: Structurally Ineffective Bilingual education for language minority students is a controversial concept that invokes heated arguments among those people in and associated with many of the nation's educational systems. Bilingual education, in most cases, is the instruction of a student's core classes, such as history, ...
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