What is the importance of education in the 21st century?

I am a college student, and I’m researching the importance of education in the 21st century. The aim of my research is to know the role of education among pastoral communities. What prompted me to consider this topic is the fact that such communities are often marginalized. Undertaking this study will, therefore, provide more insights about the life of pastoral communities. The findings of my work will also help pastoralists combat some of the challenges they face in their daily life. One of the research questions is, why do we need education? The other research question is how important is education? Can someone help me handle this task?

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Howy901 on July 10, 2018

Hi there. it’s such an important question in present days. Cause you know, a lot of students don’t have enough time to study on high level, cause they have to earn money to pay for their education bills, and that’s why, of course, they order paper writing and balancing on the verge of school, college or university expulsion. But for what? what is the main importance of education??


Chelsea Hayes on January 18, 2018

To start with, I would like to tell you that education is something precious that everyone living in this century requires for a lifetime. Accessing quality education indirectly benefits your life, your community, and your entire generation. So, asking the question why people need education is rightly placed. When we get educated, we feed our intelligence, and we become intellectual, and in the end, no one can transfer the knowledge from one brain to another, or even take it away. The world is quickly changing. Therefore, it is important to prepare our children for these new world’s changes. In the near future, our schools will become nerve centers connecting both the parents, teachers, students and the community to the outside world. Teachers in this education will become more orchestrators and not instructors in order to help the students turn knowledge into wisdom. Therefore, in this century, teachers should increase learner’s curiosity, and this will make learners to be life-long learners.

Secondly, before looking at the roles of education, I would like to note that teachers should be flexible with learners by providing learning materials which will help to continue learning outside the school. There are also skills that learners need to learn in this 21st century. For instance, students need to learn teamwork. Teamwork values can be cultivated through working in groups so as to cultivate the ability to collaborate. Also, in the 21st century, learners should be able to acquire critical thinking skills. In addition, students should also acquire oral presentation skills. These skills really help students in their later life. Written communication skills is another essential life component that students learn in school. I cannot forget to mention the ability to use technology. The 21st century is an era of technology, technological prowess is thus key for all citizens, including students. Through education, learners, who are future leaders, acquire the willingness and ability to examine civil and global issues. In the current century, the curriculum should provide the learners with the ability to conduct research to learn about issues and concepts. Education also gives a chance to learn about new career opportunities.

Apart from the skills we acquire through education, there many other aspects of the importance of education. Here are a few other reasons why we need education. Firstly, we all desire to be happy and have a stable life. For you to have a happy life and good things, you will certainly need to be educated. The second reason why we need education is to get money through employment. Educated people get better-paying jobs. The more you are educated, the better the career for you. However, this may vary from one country to another. Thirdly, education is also a tool for equality. Do you want to know how important education is? Then, try and get it. Through education, you will begin to see the world as a just and fair place for everyone. Education is also important if you want to do away with differences in social classes and gender inequality. As I conclude, education makes you financially dependent. You are also able to make sound decisions hence turning your dreams into reality.

Leigh Mann10 months ago

I agree with you on the roles and importance of education. I can also add that I have seen education open people’s eyes and make the world a better and more peaceful place. Through education, citizens become difficult to cheat and fool. This is because education awakens you by making you aware of your rights, freedoms and privileges. Educated people are also very confident. Education also contributes significantly to the economy of any nation. I have noticed that countries with more educated citizens such as Japan are economically powerful. The reasons for such a stable economy is that people are more prosperous, have better-paying jobs hence higher per capita income.

On the contrary, high levels of education contribute a great deal to single families. Women with high paying and stable jobs prefer to adopt children and stay single to compromising their freedom through marriage. Educated men and women are also unable to tolerate abusive relationships, or unfaithful partners hence the high divorce rate experienced in the US today. Therefore, education should be perceived as a double-edged sword.

Eric Bates7 months ago

I agree that the value of education has increased, especially in the modern world. Education has brought enlightenment and as a teacher, I can tell you the number of students attending school today has increased since people have realized the importance of education.  It is true that most communities have not made this transition but you could enlighten them of the upside of education and emphasize on the role of education in the contemporary world. You can add that education is dependable and you can use the skills you have to make something out of yourself. The modern world requires one to have a set of skills or knowledge if one is to contribute to development and also live comfortably.


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