Education is a basic human right which contributes to the development of the individuals and makes them independent. It is believed to be the process of learning with the acquisition of the skills, knowledge, beliefs, values which are necessary for the individuals to compete in the society. The researchers have interpreted the term ‘education’ in different ways, where some of the individuals have considered it as formal schooling and other people have assumed it as lifelong learning (‘Education Sector in India’).
In fact, education is considered as the training of people’s mind in a particular direction so that they are able to bring in the desired changes. The researchers have also argued that education is not limited to a particular class or school only but it is also considered as the lifelong process where the knowledge and experiences can be shared through different channels (‘Education Sector in India’). The researchers have stated that the improvement in the quality of education is strongly related to the quality of physical space, classroom processes, textual materials, assessment procedures and the community involvement. Education is assumed to be an important equalizer so that it is able to mitigate the impacts of poverty on children and also develop the skills that help them to lead successful lives (‘Tertiary Education Strategy’). In the US, elementary and secondary education is provided through a mixed system of the public and private schooling. There are significant changes evident in the higher education landscape, which involves technological innovations.
The global demand for higher education is expected to grow in the near future from around 100 million to 250 million students by 2025 and this growth is expected to be observed in India and China. The higher education system and the educational institutions are active drivers to contribute to the overall performance of the individuals. The importance of the education can be realized based on the modernized societies that tend to focus on the universalization of education (‘Education Sector in India’). The researchers have also evaluated the tertiary education system and have commented on the growth of tertiary education in New Zealand (‘Tertiary Education Strategy’). The government in New Zealand has made a significant investment in the country’s tertiary education system which emphasizing on improving the achievements of young people. Moreover, the researchers believe that improved tertiary education contributes to the labor productivity and provides opportunity to the laborers for skills development (‘Tertiary Education Strategy’). Tertiary education also supports the development of the transferable skills so that the individuals can bring in future changes to the society.
I believe that education is an act of developing critical thinking abilities and cultural understanding with the help of which the individuals can perform a crucial role in the world advance and progress. Education is critical to the development of the young individuals and it has been identified as the area related to the Millennium Development Goals, which aims at reducing poverty. Education is a part of the social and economic transformation as it provides competencies to the individuals and imparts values that lead to social cohesion. We should never forget: Education is the key to a better world.