Education /ɛdjʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ (noun) :the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction especially at a school or university.
Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. The purpose of education is to prepare students for adult life, however it is still a big question as to how much of the life skills needed for that adult life, do students actually learn from the current education system.
Irrespective of the institution being a highly academic private school or a deprived government school the crisis of departing skills to face life’s challenge is common to all. Individual talent, expertise, efficiency and goodwill are lost in the current curriculum which seeks uniformity, and the key to success becomes memorization. Schools are trying to educate the students on how to succeed in the 21st century, but the standards are set by adults who were educated in a completely different manner. The past and the present are incomparable time periods. Education has to change accordingly.
Students should be taught about the current economic system, the capitalist structure, and more importantly how to deal with money. It is important to teach the means of production and how profits are made. The role of cash flow and the various profiles in the corporate structure should also be studied.
In a perfect system, students should also study about another major subject: Themselves. They should be taught the concepts of delusion, denial, defensiveness and rejection in everyday life. They should be coached on how to cope with anxiety, depression and accept their individualism.
A crucial unit should be devoted to career self knowledge to understand what job each student is best suited to. Then they should study about relationships and learn to acquire skills to live better together, to acknowledge each other’s differences and gain an understanding about tolerance and acceptance.
Making a better system of education does not necessarily mean more schools, more teachers or more exams. Making a better system of education is improving the quality of education and bringing about a change in the existing curriculum to make it better suited for today’s rapidly moving, information-based society.