Poor People Talk, Education
The phrase Education is the key to success is a common theme in many schools in the developing countries. The theme illustrates important things about the perception of people in the developing country towards education. While the relevance of the theme is directing efforts towards education, it creates a deficiency in the mindset of the students that proves problematic in later stages of development. In addition, it fuels the myth that education is the single most important aspect of childhood development and again results in cultural voids in the students who buy in to the motto, such as the motto adopted by the ministry of education in Kenya education is the key to success. Therefore, while the role of education in the developing countries cannot be overstated, association with material gains in the vast majority of people in the developing countries is a problem.
While delivering the first speech after being sworn in as the president of Kenya, Kenyatta proposed that the most important element to spark the development process is investment in education. The theme education is the key to success, as used in the speech, illustrates a void in the educational system. What is the purpose of education? What role is education supposed to play in the development of children? The answers to these questions are important in seeking an understanding on the issues of the problems in the way poor people in the developing countries talk about education (Doskocil 251).
[...] Association of the dysfunctional societies in the developing countries to the way the people in these countries talk about education would be oversimplification of the social problems(Doskocil 261). However, reviewing the effects of the way they talk about the relevance of education and the effects of these perceptions leads to an implication of the modes of talking on the breakdowns in the society and loss of social values. In the developing countries, the older sections of the population are characterized by poor educational backgrounds and complete illiteracy in some cases. [...]
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[...] Problems in the Way Poor People Talk about Education The phrase “Education is the key to success” is a common theme in many schools in the developing countries. The theme illustrates important things about the perception of people in the developing country towards education. While the relevance of the theme is directing efforts towards education, it creates a deficiency in the mindset of the students that proves problematic in later stages of development. In addition, it fuels the myth that education is the single most important aspect of childhood development and again results in cultural voids in the students who buy in to the motto, such as the motto adopted by the ministry of education in Kenya ‘education is the key to success. [...]
[...] Proposing that education as a role to play in creating equality in the society is therefore a positive attribution of the educational process (Apple 124). However, it holds no truth because the higher social classes control the resources and modes of production in any country. Therefore, education is not a solution to the problem of social inequality. However, it plays an important role in directing attitudes and creating awareness of the role of equality in the society. There is also the issue of allocation of resources. [...]
[...] However, the poor communities in the developing countries talk about education as holding a key to success as opposed to personal fulfilment (Evans & Kelley 154). The result is likely to be a working population that does not career about their jobs in the best-case scenario. The worst case is presence of trained professional with no jobs because they considered the best jobs in terms of incomes as opposed to the gaps in the society. Children, especially in the formative years, derive values and attitudes from the way their elders talk about something. [...]
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