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www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/education-update/jul12/vol54/num07/What-Is-the...

In the United States, historically, the purpose of education has evolved according to the needs of society. Education's primary purpose has ranged from instructing youth in religious doctrine, to preparing them to live in a democracy, to assimilating immigrants into mainstream society, to preparing workers for the industrialized 20th century ...

www.purposeofschool.com/philosophical

In 1938, Dewey argued that the primary purpose of education and schooling is not so much to prepare students to live a useful life, but to teach them how to live pragmatically and immediately in their current environment. By contrast, Counts, a leading progressive educator in the 1930s, critiqued Dewey’s philosophy stating, “the weakness of ...

www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2012/08/15/what-is-the-purpose-of-education

But what is the purpose of education? Is education about preparing students for a specific career? Or is it about teaching students lifelong values, discipline, and the ability to explore new ...

www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-purpose-of-education

But I believe there is a third, very practical purpose to education. Adult life today is complicated, and we owe it to young people to ensure that they have the character and sense of moral ...

www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/journals/ed_update/eu201207_infographic.pdf

It was the purpose of the education of youth in the golden age of Athens. It is the purpose of education today, whether this education goes on in a one-room school in the mountains of Tennessee or in the most advanced, progressive school in a radical community. But to develop into a member of society in

neatoday.org/2016/08/29/the-purpose-of-education-pdk-poll

Is the primary role of public education to provide rigorous academic instruction? Or is to promote good citizenship? How about creating a skilled, career-ready workforce? According to the 2016 PDK poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools, there is no clear consensus on the purpose of education. Fewer than half (45%) of the ...

www.edutopia.org/article/importance-purpose-education

Academics without purpose can be an exercise void of substance. We can powerfully influence the level of learner actualization in our classrooms if we ask the right questions to help students develop that sense of purpose. Facilitating Self-Reflection Asking the right questions develops a deeper understanding of self.

www.huffpost.com/entry/what-is-the-purpose-of-ed_b_9185702

Recent articles in the New York Times and an editorial on graduation rates raised important questions about the purpose of education. The superintendent of a high-achieving New Jersey school district located near Princeton University sent a letter to parents.He was concerned that pressure placed on the district's children to take multiple advanced classes, participate in resume building extra ...

evolllution.com/opinions/the-purpose-of-higher-education-to-create-prepared-minds

The focus of higher education should be on creating prepared minds in their graduates, and government-sponsored research and development in higher education institutions is a great way to enrich the education of future engineers. Photo by Michigan School of Natural Resources. The purpose of higher ...

www.reference.com/education/role-education-society-today-32d97aeb9d6fc493

A primary role of education is to equip people with the knowledge to make a positive difference in society. Also, education helps instill values, attitudes and behaviors that align with those expected in a society.