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What is the purpose of education?

  1. Several Ninjas profile image78
    Several Ninjasposted 6 years ago

    What is the purpose of education?

    (1) to fit a child or an adult .. .. to fulfil some function in society?

    (2) to develop the full potential of the human being?- including those areas of the brain cells that are still dormant, unawakened?

  2. Hubpage Gal profile image60
    Hubpage Galposted 6 years ago

    The purpose of education in my opinion is to provide knowledge so that one can earn a decent living in a specified field and to become a productive member of a specified social setting abeit as a member of a small group or the whole of society.

  3. Marisaupa profile image59
    Marisaupaposted 6 years ago

    The primary purpose of education is to ensure the legacy, and hopefully advancement, of our communal knowledge to the following generations.  From this emanates all other collateral purposes for education, be they social, economic or cultural.

  4. hoteltravel profile image70
    hoteltravelposted 6 years ago

    Formal education helps us in acquiring knowledge known to mankind. With this, we can choose to explore new areas unknown to us. Or we can choose to use this to function as part of the society.

  5. Ona Canady profile image59
    Ona Canadyposted 6 years ago

    Education if for your own self. It helps to have the knowledge that school brings. Education can come for every where, not just from school. I'm now 32 and I'm still learning things on a daily basis. In the end what I learned is what help me to be me.

  6. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    To learn. It's called an education to educate people.
    1. To fit both children and adults. Children are in grade school. Adults have college and universities. This is to help THEM get higher paid and more respect.
    2. To understand if it was important to our full potential, we would have to define what our potential is for. That is too much stress so lets stay away from that point. Also, if there are area's of our brain that are dormant, learning won't awaken them. Something else will. But what is that something else?

  7. Mary Stuart profile image81
    Mary Stuartposted 6 years ago

    Some people say the purpose is to get a job. That helps and it is a very practical outcome of education. I think, however, that education is all about bigger thoughts than you would come up with on your own. It is about expanding your world.

  8. profile image0
    khmohsinposted 6 years ago

    The purpose of education is improve skills and abilities.

 
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