Development of the Education System and Society

It is been a fact that our educational system has reached far beyond our imagination. Through the development of our educational system, we are able to enhance our technology by inventing new inventions that will be useful and meet the societies’ needs; and thus, these create positive impacts to our society. It helps our society more lively and makes things accessible and a lot easier. Furthermore, as we continue to study this issue, we should try to understand what is an education and learn a little overview which regards to this.

Education is the growth and improvement of the capacity of the individual to be useful member of our society through teaching and learning precise beliefs, skills and knowledge. Confidentially, it is the procedure of taking in knowledge of numbers and language which are learned from parents and more members of the culture of the students and concerning the execution of surrounding objects.

The magazines, journals, books and digest in the field of education deal with the teaching and learning preparations and trainings which comprise game playing, testing, record keeping, seating arrangements, lectures, interests, scheduling, bullying, computer access and motivation. It is presently established and renowned that the greatest significant elements in some effectiveness of the teacher are the communication with students and the education and the teacher’s personality.

The greatest teachers are competent to interpret knowledge of a subject, excellent adjudication, knowledge and wisdom into an important knowledge of a subject which is comprehend and kept hold of by the student. It is their capability to comprehend a subject expertly enough that they can be able to express its quintessence to a newfangled generation of students which is necessary of every teacher. The objective is to be able to establish a knowledge substance base which permits the student to develop as they are laid open into distinct life happenings. The transitory of knowledge from generation to other generation permits the student to develop and mature into a serviceable member of our society.

The purpose of this study is to explore the development of the education system and its impact it had on society.

Overview

It is generally acknowledged that the procedure of education starts at birth and endures during the course of life. There are many perceive and have confidence with that education begins previous than this- as indication by several parents who play music or read to the baby, hoping that it will persuade and motivate the development of the child. Education is frequently making used to denote to “formal education”. Moreover, it conceals a variety of occurrences since formal learning up to the constructing of understanding and knowledge amidst of our day to day living.

Eventually, every situation that we undergo aids or serves as a form of our education. Distinct people study and discover in distinct approaches and several things will have to be made clear several times in several distinct approaches before the majority of the students “gets it”. Several students, unluckily, will never “get it” in view of the fact that they don’t give any interest on it or have not able to learn sufficiently of the foundation knowledge of a prearranged subject to go forward to the next level. Each one of us receives informal education from several sources (see “Education”. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. August 25, 2006.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education). Thus, this informal education and formal education will lead us to bring change in our society by making new or advancements in our technologies, just like in the field of IT.

*Development of the Educational System and its impact it had on Society*

Through the progress in our educational system, we are able to improve our technologies which help us connect globally. Advance technology is part of the development of our educational system. Moreover, it also enhances our economic stability by engaging businesses globally using the advance technology that we have learned through our education.

Information technology as defined by Ben Meadowcroft in his study that “it is the technology that is utilized to store, manipulate, distribute or make information. Several nonprofit and institutions are keen and enthusiastic to understand either developing technologies and the Internet posses an authentic positive impact on civil society and either nonprofits are taking hold of the chances to utilize technology in groundbreaking procedures in order to fulfill their assignment. On the other hand, technology can be able to utilize to gather together the people internationally around a shared cause to realize and accomplish world-changing outcomes far beyond the assurance of empowering nonprofit organizations in order to perform significant purposes like as fundraising, and recruiting unpaid workers more efficiently.

In distinction to several of the undertakings expressed through William Galston, David Eisner declared that: “the truly transformative impact that the Internet will have on nonprofits is specifically in the area of building community.” James Austin stated that technology is redefining “community” while it is no longer concentrated on geography but then on another shared qualities which can connect people throughout cyberspace. He recommended a newfangled description of community “a group of people bound together by shared activities, purpose, and values.” As stated by Eisner, there are four inclinations that are unfavorable to understanding the internet’s influence in creating societies

Ø  There are more people who will discover and realize that it is easier to form supplementary associations as outcomes of the internet.

Ø  Inquiring each individual to give will become simple and uncomplicated since information and action can presently be incorporated. Example, contributors can read which regard the earthquake in India and then stretched and offer all at once through the use of internet.

Ø  Reports, fundraising, online societies and procedures to lend a hand, which Eisner called the “cycle of engagement,” will turn out to be frictionless, in view of the fact that the internet empowers people to learn regarding a dilemma and do something without delay and flawlessly.

Ø  By mean of networking, people can be able to perform simultaneously more carefully and thoroughly in high-quality information sharing and learning societies.

Online interaction gives a strong structural and administrative tool for advocacy operation and promotions. Mike Whitlam stated that “As a communication tool, as campaigning tool, it’s incredible.” But then, this strong association turn out to be a reality if not, nonprofit organizations posses the capacity to utilize technology. Eisner stated that:

“What’s really important is even where grants are related to technology,    grant makers need to take an interest in their grantee’s technological proficiency in the same way that they take an interest in their staff capability, their management, and their financial credibility.”

Turning to present inclinations in e-philanthropy, Austin declared that same as the Internet business world, the e-philanthropy society (with nonprofit and for profit) is undergoing distress labor pains. As Austin continued that there will be additional terminations and merging, but then the space will not disappear. The internet technology has irrevocably altered the philanthropic capital market. Austin was able to identify the four forces as the precarious shapers of the newfangled technology-based e-philanthropy society. Ant these are economic pressures, mistrust, clashing cultures and technology readiness.

An article entitled “education and Economic Development” stated that the development of the internet has taken along newfangled chances and enhanced communication to several businesses and people. Globally, IT expenditure is foretold to upsurge by 35 percent in 2010, as stated by the research firm IDC (Worldwide Black Book, 2004). As an outcome, the need will increase for extremely equipped individuals to administer and support IT systems.

In United States of America, every year there is an increase in need for those work forces have been the topmost amongst the It sector. Moreover, in several emerging countries, get into training on the newest technologies is either inadequate or unobtainable. An absence of way in to technology and education regarding its use is one issue contributing to the “gulf” amongst developed and developing economies. The said gulf is known as “digital divide” (see “Education and Economic development” http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac227/ac111/cisco_and_society/education_and_economic_development.html).

On the other hand, the article entitled “Science Education System Standards stated that the science education system standards give standard for adjudicating the presentation of the modules of the science education system accountable for giving schools with essential financial and intellectual means. In spite of the recurrent usage of the terminology “educational system”, the sense is frequently ambiguous. States are element of a national education system and schools are included as elements of a local society which can comprise universities and colleges, parks and museums, laboratories, community organizations, various media, businesses and nature centers.

The initial purpose of the science system is to provide society with technically and methodically well-educated citizens. Resources and information invigorate the system. The information’s nature-the greatness of resources- and the tracks along which they move are managed and regulated through policies which are limited and controlled in instruments like judicial rulings, legislation and budgets. Systems can be characterized in an assortment of procedures which depend on the intention and the data to be communicated. An example of this is in figure below which portrays the overlap amongst three systems which persuade the preparation of science education. This kind of illustration is a cue that actions done in sole system have insinuations not only in science education but then again for other systems too (see “Science Education System Standards”. http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses/8.html).

The overlap of three systems which persuade science education

Organization of performance amongst the systems can work for as a strong and influential force for alteration. But then, if performances are at cross intentions, their results and influences can be refuted and invalidated and make waste and conflict. The overlap in the figure above demonstrates that everyday pursuits of science classrooms are persuaded and manipulated indirectly and directly through several organizations that are themselves systems. National organizations and societies, private sector special- interest groups and government agencies at the local, regional, state, and national levels are three amongst many. Organizations have senior manager officer and administering body that eventually are accountable for the activities of the organizations and persuade on science education.

The sovereignty of government organizations to persuade classroom science originates from two sources and these are the: (1) legislative, judicial authority or constitutional, and (2) economic and political act.  Since education is not precisely brought up as a federal power in United States Constitution, authority intended for education exists in states or regional. Federal dollars might be sought out for precise usages but since dollars move through state organizations to local regions, their usage is lay open to alteration to meet up the state purposes. State education agencies usually have more unswerving effect on science classroom pursuits compared with federal organizations. The science education is also considered as a network to make easy thinking which concerns the system’s several interacting modules.

Science education system’s components aid an assortment of purposes which persuade the classroom’s practice of science education. The functions usually made the decision at the state-but there are times that the local will do- level comprises the substance of the school science course, the traits and qualities of the science program, the character of science teaching, and evaluation practices (see “Science Education System Standards”. http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses/8.html)

Several distinct organizations and trustworthy individuals interrelate. The illustration below portrays in what way is each individual and every agency from distinct systems interrelates in the groundwork, certification and science teachers’ employment. Science education system’s components which have a main influence on teacher’s certificate match in four classifications and these are: (1) professional societies like the American Association of Physics, American Geological Institute, National Science Teachers Association,  National Association of Biology Teachers and American Chemical Society; (2) program-accrediting agencies like the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education which confirms teacher educations programs and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards which confirms teachers; (3) higher education’s organizations functioning within and cross state, local levels and national.

Professional societies normally are not supposed of as accrediting agencies but rather their membership criterions explain what a professional is. The illustration below was taken from “science Education System Standards”. http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses/8.html.

A research study published in February 2005 entitled “the Impact of the State Higher Education System on the Texas Economy” and written by Carole Keeton Strayhorn explained that “Higher education has an important impact or effect on the Texas’ economy, increasing the Texas economic engine with 33.2 billion USD each year. Seeing that the system obtains just about 6 billion USD yearly in the state general revenue and regional property tariffs, each dollar capitalize in the higher education system of the state finally returns 5.50 USD to the Texas economy. This is an extraordinary and notable return, even for all-or-nothing technology instigation.

But then, when it comes to the Texas higher education system, the risk factors are much higher. In favor of, the investors in Texas are capitalizing in the most significant business enterprise for the preparation of the young Texans’ future. With this fundamental role, state higher education funding is bringing up the rear ground to other state service industries. After regulating for inflation, expenditure on public protection and alterations increased 223 percent in the previous 15 years at the same time as real higher education spending increased only 44 percent throughout the same span of time. This study of Carole Keeton Strayton scrutinizes the economic impact of higher education by two extensive avenues. The initial and most direct impact is the supplementary sales, profits and service made by external dollars being brought into the Texas economy.

The second is the long-term function higher education participates in escalating the capacity of the economy of the state by a more well-informed and beneficial work force. Her research presented that $3.1 billion in yearly student, investigation and health care-correlated higher education spending from out-of-state possessions is spent and re-spent by the Texas consumers and businesses every year to sum up $10.1 billion in economic amount produced. Furthermore, the Texas higher education system frequently links with the private sector to make occupations and enhance the Texans’ quality of life. Seeing together the profits and productivity-based methods, the Texas higher education system finally increases and multiplies the productivity capacity of the Texas economy having the average of 23.1 billion USD every year.

Adding together the “supply-side” of profit to the $10.1 billion impacts from out-of-sate spending take along the sum total impact of the higher education system on the economy of Texas to 33.2 billion USD every year. The contribution of higher education to the Texas economy is considerable and significant than to other businesses. In reality, the totality of three years of the economic impact of the higher education exceeds Texas’ 72 billion USD gas and oil business or 62 billion USD high machinery and equipment business. Eventually, a few of higher education victories demonstrate the function of higher education in expanding and intensifying occupations and the eminence of life in every Texan individual (see Strayhorn, C. K. “The Impact of the State Higher Education System on the Texas Economy”. February 2005. http://www.window.state.tx.us/specialrpt/highered05/).

In addition, the Texas higher education system comprises of 145 private and public colleges, health-related organizations and teaching centers and universities, comprising 44 private organizations and 101 state-supported. The admission every in university and college in Texas in 2004’s fall was about 1.2 million and was anticipated to range at least 1.3 million students in 2015.

Texas, as one of the most populated states, the students depend heavily upon public instead of the private higher education organizations. As stated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, greater than 90 percent or about 1,064,620 students are admitted at its publicly-funded organizations which comprise universities (483,645), 57 community colleges and other two-year organizations (565,839), 35 and nine public health-related organizations (15,136).  The Texas’ public higher education is funded by a mixture of student fees, tuition, clinic and hospital revenue and other local endowments (see Strayhorn, C. K. “The Impact of the State Higher Education System on the Texas Economy”. February 2005. http://www.window.state.tx.us/specialrpt/highered05).

References

1. “Education”. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. August 25, 2006.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education

2. Meadowcroft, B. “The Impact of Information technology on work and society”. http://www.benmeadowcroft.com/reports/impact/

3. Galston, William. “Creating Vibrant Spaces for Civil Society Organizations on the Internet after E-Commerce”. http://www.independentsector.org/PDFs/factfind4.pdf.

4. “Education and Economic development” http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac227/ac111/cisco_and_society/education_and_economic_development.html

5. “Science Education System Standards”. http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses/8.html

6.  Strayhorn, C. K. “The Impact of the State Higher Education System on the Texas Economy”. February 2005. http://www.window.state.tx.us/specialrpt/highered05