To be or not to be educated [Archives:2004/714/Education]

February 23 2004

By Athir Khalil Ibrahim
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During the last centuries nations have achieved a tremendous progress in the field of education. One may ask, why have people been encouraging education and science in different eras in history? May be they had realized that education was the only means for people to be developed individually and socially. In the present age education is taking many shapes and forms and one, now, can be educated without the need for joining educational institutes or schools.
Scientists have divided human age into educational stages, and they indicate what kind of education should an individual acquire in each stage. Educatioists all over the world are trying to find out solutions for educational problems and develop ways and means through which individuals can easily be educated. One of the most important problems in education is how we can choose the appropriate system to get through without bearing the brunt of a streotyped drudgery that makes education a gruelling, monotonous experience.
To avoid boredom in the educational process, certain activities must be practiced. Offering students a number of club activities can help them strengthen their bodies and refresh their minds. Encouraging students to express themselves through acting plays, playing music, writing and doing assignments on their favorite topics, could be a real assistance in making students believe in themselves and love their schools.
Classes must participate collectively in study visits to organizations, companies and locations in order to enhance their learning.
Furthermore, the library and/or resource center is a good way to promote the reading skill, or otherwise provide them with a cultural background. Some students are deprived of the opportunity of having a frank conversation with their parents; therefore annual meetings for parents should be held in order to establish closer ties between the parents and the pedagogues and discuss the progress achievement and problems, if any, of the learners.
In conclusion, we can achieve an ideal educational infrastructure if the three nodal points of education (parents, school, students) are involved in the right way to produce the generation that our societies are in need of.