What is education for, what is its purpose, both here and now

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Table of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Aim of Education.........................................................................................................................5Education and society..................................................................................................................9Education and education technology.............................................................................................10Importance of educational technology while teaching..............................................................11Transformation by Educational technology...............................................................................13Preparation for the Age of Educational Technology.................................................................16Conclusion.....................................................................................................................................20References......................................................................................................................................22
IntroductionThe process of education is a continuous one and has helped the people to come to fullrealization as to what are their capabilities as a human being. Other purposes of education whichare widely accepted include serving the social needs, developing the intellect, contributing to theeconomy, creating effective work force along with preparing students for their career andpromoting political and social system. The term education is seen to derive from the Latin wordEducare and Educatum. The term educare refers to mould or train and means to lead out or tobring up the propulsion from inward to the outward. Whereas, the term Educatum refers to theact of teaching where light is thrown on the practice and principles of teaching. The developmentof all the latent faculties of an individual refers to the term Educare. However, it is the teacher orthe educator who takes all the suitable and appropriate methods for developing these powers.The paper will ponder on the question as to “what is education for, what is itspurpose, both here and now and looking to the future?” Using this itto understand the role of educational in the educational institutions and ithas shaped the society and helped in changing some of its norms. Further,the essay will present the future outlook of education and the expectedchange in the educational procedure in the light of technology andinnovation.The high quality education is now considered to be one of the most critical factor that influencesthe achievement of the students. Education can be considered as a highly diffused and difficultactivity where the individuals must engage with tremendous seriousness. All the human beingsand individuals have to right to be educated where the primary aim of education and its processis to sustain the societal as well as individual improvement. The educational process is seen to
contain tangible as well as moral dimensions to itself. The progress of the society and theindividual can easily be assesses by the educational programs. The progress of the society can beindicated by the general development of the community in terms of social, economic and culturalaspects. Sociologically, the term social development can be defined as the concept whichdisplays the positive developments in terms of the social constructs. In other words, the societycan be termed as progressing and changing from coming from a less decent situation to the bettercondition with respect to political, economic and social issues. One of the most importancemechanism that provides this change from current to future condition is education. Therefore,education plays the role of paramount importance in the social development of an individual forunderstanding the required progress and change.The natural and societal conditions are seen to determine the role as well as function ofeducation. The most salient feature within the relationship between education and society is thecommunal side of education. The society and education is seen to complete each other and nosociety can carry on without the use of education in its system or vice versa. The role ofeducation is to impact not only the person but the whole community. Therefore the primepurpose of the education is to raise sufficient number of efficient people in order to form aprosperous society. As a phenomenon, education can be considered as a social foundation and acontinuous process taking place in the society. Education can easily be considered as anindispensable means of developing the society with more solid base and therefore should beestablished as a prior and hierarchical sequence. Therefore, one can explain education as an ideaand a process which exists within the societal context.The educational system, since the process of industrialization and expansion of the cities hasbeen seen to encounter a tremendous growth. Since then the educational system has become
more universal in nature with majority of individuals being exposed to abstract learning ratherthan focussing on the practical transmission of the skills.With the establishment of various educational institutions, all the people are basically skilled andhave an in-depth knowledge of social, physical and economic environment but it is alsoimportant to master new technical forms of information in order to advance the society so as tofulfil the pure research needs of the society with no immediate practical value being pushed outto the boundaries of knowledge. The purpose of education is not only limited towards providingdegrees and educational qualifications but it also helps people to broaden their minds as well asthe perspective and prepares the individuals towards higher participation in the economic life.Aim of EducationThe question as to what is the aim of education is itself seen to involve speculations but does notlead to practical solutions towards problems that set the rational goals. In the early 1980s, theprimary objectives of education to the children were presented by Mortimore Adler (Adler,1982) as follows:a.The develop of citizenshipb.Occupational preparationc.Personal or self-improvementSimilarly, a historian of education David Tyack was seen to argue the purpose of education andschooling as a factor important for economic and social needs (Tyack, 1988).deMarrais andLeCompte (1995)argued that the pragmatic purpose of schooling and education can besuggested as:a.Political purposes like assimilation of immigrants;b.Intellectual purposes where the immigrants are assimilated;