Task 2: Some people say that the purpose of education is to prepare individuals to be useful to society. Others say its purpose is to prepare individuals to achieve personal ambitions.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
The education system was created to allow individuals to develop into more than the sum of their parents’ knowledge. This in turn allows us all to choose our destiny, and to be useful to society.
Schools are made to develop our minds by providing us with all the knowledge we need. This helps us to achieve our personal goals as well as become better human beings, able to react compassionately in any situation. Even though the system may be inadequate to provide this to every individual, as the range of needs is incredibly diverse and the system has finite resources. Still, we often manage to do quite well for ourselves, achieving much of our potential.
Society of course wants workers that are eager and willing to fulfill the practical needs of a company, every business requires a diverse range of staff with varying educational backgrounds. This is exactly what schools do, the range of subjects at each level ensures not only basic conformity but also diversity in the final choice of subjects in the latter years of schooling. Thus the pool of school leavers and tertiary graduates each year becomes available to industry and the all important economy can continue to evolve, making the rich richer and the rest of us managing to get by.
Everyone has personal ambitions and without a good education, we certainly wouldn’t be able to achieve most of them. School certainly gives us the background we need for this, but on a macro scale, we are all cogs in the machine, continually providing essential service to our masters.
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Các cụm từ hữu ích xuất hiện trong bài:
- sum (n) : tổng
- human beings (n) : con người, loài người
- compassionately (adv) : nhân từ, trắc ẩn
- inadequate (adj) : không đủ
- finite (adj) : hữu hạn
- conformity (n) : sự phù hợp
- schooling (n) : giáo dục
- pool (n) : một nhóm người/vật
- tertiary graduates (n) : sinh viên tốt nghiệp Đại học
- ambition (n) : tham vọng
- macro scale : quy mô vĩ mô, diện rộng
- we are all cogs in the machine : chúng ta đều là bánh răng trong 1 guồng máy
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