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The Objectives of Education

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After reading Paul Gagnon's (1995) article "What Should Children Learn" and my own experiences, I believe the objectives of education are to make the nation more economically competitive and prosperous. Having graduated high school from a public school without attaining the knowledge of subjects like chemistry or any foreign language but rather substituting these subjects for "work training" proves this point.

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The Objectives of Education for Individuals and the Nation as a Whole
Terrance Bradford
October 21, 2006

The objectives of education for individuals and the nation as a whole are many. After reading Paul Gagnon's (1995) article "What Should Children Learn" and my own experiences, I believe the objectives of education are to make the nation more economically competitive and prosperous. Having graduated high school from a public school without attaining the knowledge of subjects like chemistry or any foreign language but rather substituting these subjects for "work training" proves this point.
It is interesting to see how after much research has proved that rigorous education produces better results in the education of students, the United States has yet to capitalize on these findings. Sure ...

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The objectives of education for individuals and the nation as a whole are many. After reading Paul Gagnon's (1995) article "What Should Children Learn" and my own experiences, I believe the objectives of education are to make the nation more economically competitive and prosperous. Having graduated high school from a public school without attaining the knowledge of subjects like chemistry or any foreign language but rather substituting these subjects for "work training" proves this point.

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