For others, attending a university would entail sacrifices in terms of financial support and overcoming hurdles related to educational advancement. For the individual with a vision to excel in a specific course, a college degree could be the best alternative.
The objective of this essay is to proffer the rationale for the importance of education in contemporary times. The discourse seeks to provide appropriate response to the following inquiries: What exactly a good education means? How does the level of education affect the individual’s mindset and personality? Is it a fact that the more education one gets, the better it is for the individual? Is education important for everyone? Is the level of education always proportional to a person’s salary? Which ways of getting the education are the best? And what is a practical value of the education?
The history of education has evolved from a curriculum comprising of a simple theoretical framework to the complex structure we have today. The development of technology opened a whole spectrum of information and educational opportunities which enhanced the capabilities of individuals. Murphy, et.al. (2002) averred that “school leaders, educational administration faculty, and policymakers are endeavoring to redefine the profession in an era of ferment, during which the legitimacy of its knowledge base and the appropriateness of programs for preparing school leaders have been thrown into question”.
An education is thereby classified as good depending on an interplay of critical factors, to wit: (1) the personal traits and characteristics of the child; and (2) the educational institution’s plethora of teaching issues (quality of teachers, instructional materials, methodologies, policies and procedures, cost of tuition, location, profile of students, among others). The personality of the child is of utmost importance as it affects his or her academic performance.