Socio- Cultural Issue and Education

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Socio- Cultural issue and education

Education gives us knowledge of the world around us. Education is not only about what we learn in our textbook as students but about the lessons we learn from those text books. It helps students develop a perspective on how to look at life. Education is the basic foundation for every one. It is instrumental in the development of our values and virtues. The future of our nation is safe in the hands of educated individuals, which is why they say “our children are our future”. Education is attached to everything that happens in this nation. In schools, students are taught languages, mathematics, science, history and a number of other subjects. They get to participate in sports activities, socialize with their peers and learn how to adapt themselves in different social situations. In this paper I will talk about major social issues in education currently that affect the education of our children. Societal changes that have changed through out the last couple of years and have major implication on their future will be describe in this paper. Societal issues have become an implication on student’s education by many means. These issues basically have two kinds of impact. Firstly, the student's performance suffers and secondly, the teacher's expectations do not remain the same for everybody. However, lack of education leads to social problems. A lack of education can lead to crime, poverty, drug use and sexual risk taking. Andrew Coulson (2005) writes “The notion that America’s public school problems are confined to inner cities, and that our wealthy suburbs produce world-beating high school graduates is a myth. It’s time we resolve to do better.” In the last couple of years the divorce rate is very high in America and many students are brought up in single parent families. “ The traditional family – a husband who is the primary breadwinner, a mother who doesn’t work outside the home, and two school...
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