Education: the Bulwark of Freedom

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.                                                                                                                         – Lord

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“Only the Educated Are Free” … Epictetus

There is no better way to express how strongly I feel about education than showing it in a poem I composed below. Give me Education, Give me Life                     Education-                     You’re a life-giver, the separator of the living dead

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Merging Awareness and Education

“The illiterate are those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn,” Alvin Toffler What is Education? It is the process of learning information that helps us grow, develop, live safely and successfully in the world. And learning to learn because learning is an ever lasting life process. Education requires qualified teachers who are RARE in the

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” Nelson Mandela

To quote Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “Education is the knowledge and development resulting from an educational process.” It also prepares one for the ability of reasoning and judging, readying one to face the “world”. It’s the foundation of

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The State should encourage access to private education

Purpose: The purpose of this exposition is to provide analytical discussion and commentary on the rationale for why the State should encourage access to private education. In an age of descending church attendance rates, the demise of the stable, nuclear family structure and the presence of mass media saturating our nation with questionable, superficial ideals, the

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Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world

Introduction Education simply refers to the process of gaining knowledge or skills. It is the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. Education is a self enlightening process. It is an important component of life.

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In the 21st century, it is better to give a child a computer than a book

In the world of globalization, it is obvious that expansion of science and technology has affected various aspects of life including education. The quality of education has been improved compared to the other centuries, since science and technology expansion has affected at large the whole process of education provision, because education provision has been simplified

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Only The Educated Are Free

INTRODUCTION Education simply refers to the process of passing knowledge or skills from one generation to another or the acquisition of knowledge either through learning or through experience. The acquisition of knowledge and skills can be as a result of being at a school or any organization or institution. Freedom is a state of being

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The illiterate

Introduction Illiteracy refers to a situation whereby someone is ignorant of fundamentals of a given art or branch of knowledge or lacking knowledge of a specific field. Thus, illiterate refers to a person who is ignorant of fundamentals (basics) of a given art or branch of knowledge or someone who lacks knowledge of a specific field. These are

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Change is inevitable

When I was young I hated the phrase “When I was young…” It was always the beginning of a long and boring lecture about life by someone older than thirty complaining about “things being different”. Without doubt, time passes and things change, and, as humans, we may have difficulties dealing with, adapting to and understanding change. Change is inevitable, and it happens faster thanks to

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“Only the educated are free”, Epictetus

Whether it’s formal or informal, education is all about imparting and acquiring theories and practical knowledges through teaching and learning, where freedom is an ability to act freely without being subjected to any restrictions provided laws are not broken. And one thing to remember is that having freedom with limitations signifies development to people with

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Only The Educated Are Free

Education is delivered from the Latin word ‘Educatum’ which meant the process of teaching. Also it was originated from the words ‘educare’ which meant rising up and the word ‘educere’ which meant drawing out. The combination of these two words came into the word ‘educa’ which meant drawing from within. According to the meaning of those words the term education can

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A picture of what education should be in the 21st century

Education is not knowledge due to possession, but knowledge due to motion. Education is not how much data a memory can save, but which data will be open for use. Education is not the heart, but the soul of civilized societies passed through generations. Child education In African societies and many societies across the world,

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Education

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Alvin Toffler Illiteracy-in the sense of un- or under-education-requires a context against which the absence of the capacity to convey or understand meaning is measured. An individual can be illiterate in one

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Only The Educated Are Free

Epictetus, the famous Greek philosopher rightly stated that only the educated are free. Education and freedom are no doubt closely connected. The process of training, teaching and learning contributes in no small way to the development of human beings, societies and the world at large. It is therefore not uncommon to find schools and institutions

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Only The Educated Are Free

I was never a good listener in my youth, but there is one thing I will always remember my grandfather said to me: knowledge is power. It meant little to me then it seemed a standard statement said often to motivate students. Only later in my teenage years did I begin to really understand. It

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‘The state should encourage access to private education.’

Before discussing the role that private education can play in the context of developing countries, I find it useful to start with the definition of the term ‘developing countries’ from different perspectives. For instance, Dove (1986, p.2) presumes that ‘developing countries’ are those countries with high averages of population and illiteracy, and who need a

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‘Illiteracy as a hindrance to development.’

WHO ARE THE ILLITERATE ONES? Education is the bedrock of every society. It is a foundation on which this structure called society is laid. Without a foundation no structure will ever stand. A society standing or built on illiteracy will always topple over. When it crashes, rebuilding it takes much longer than it would have

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Essentials of Existence

“Only the educated are free.” Epictetus Epictetus could have afforded to believe so. Education freed him from a slave’s life to that of a multiple-disciple-d-philosopher. How much the knowledge or possession of information does free us, is a question I’ve often pondered over, in my most analytical moods. There are phases, yes; phases when you

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