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The process of imparting or obtaining knowledge or skill according to the dictionary this is the definition of education However through the years education in the US has included not only that but intellectual discipline education for citizenship individual development vocational training and character education What is the purpose of education In the early 1800s in the US people believed that public education was the answer to unifying the nation While now in the twentieth century education seems to have become the answer to drug and alcohol abuse STDs the reduction of traffic accidents improved health and increased wealth of the community and the elimination of poverty As one can see there are a lot more goals now than there were then Although there are many differences between now and then there are some goals that havent changed For example the elimination of crime and the development of career skills These goals will probably remain a major factor of the aims of education Education has been the focus of many conflicts and tensions in the US since the nineteenth century From public and private goals to political and economical purposes to equal opportunity elitism desegregation and arguments about race religion gender and social status Even the amount of money spent to fund our school systems and the emphasis on athletics has been debated What is so important about these issues Well lets find out Public vs private goals intellectual social personal or vocational According to a survey conducted by John Goodlad parents and teachers of elementary middle and high school students chose intellectual as the most important goal before personal and social They believe that vocational is the least important goal Although a majority of parents and children do go to school primarily to learn academic skills and knowledge Is it the proper role of the school to act purposely to instill certain attitudes and habits as preparation for future employment Joel Spring the author
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