Education - What exactly is it?09

Tony Blair has banged on about education for those generating a huge statement using these damning words 'education, education, education'. It is extremely easily said and possibly understood by some but doesn't this vary from one individual to another and from society to society?

There are many issues involved defining the term education. In general, Oposiciones is understood to be planning to school, then college or university and thereafter getting a job. Obviously, passing of exams reflects how clever someone is. However, do exams reflect how intelligent one is or have we being a society attached a label to it? It must be noted that some people are 'academically' bright. By this, I mean they are enthused by learning theory at schools and look at challenging for exams then pass getting pretty high grades. On the other hand, it needs to be taken to attention that academically intelligent people may lack intelligence in other fields. Perhaps you have thought of that? As an example, a person who gets high grades for exams might possibly not have the social skills required for the 'real world'. So doesn't this imply their studies were a waste of time? Do we have to study very hard and obtain high gpa's to get the title 'intelligent'? In the end, when we take a look at historical figures, did each goes to school? Did inventors start like this. These are the questions we have to ask ourselves.

Personally, as a student at postgraduate level, I've met lots of people from around the globe. Out of this experience We have discovered that the way in which intelligence is measured within this contemporary society is something to be concerned about. From medical doctors to cleaning staff, I've met a variety. Using this, I will conclude how the way intelligence is measured in society is worrying. People who have degrees work in areas which has no relevance to their subject area and individuals are continually being employed for reasons other than their academic qualifications. Therefore, are educational institutions preparing us for your big bad world? An answer we are able to get from looking at what exactly is happening around us. I personally think that 'intelligence' is measured in the wrong way. After all, academic qualifications are purely based on gaining a title which sticks with wherever we go but our minds are continuously obtaining information, ideas, take your pick..from people we meet and interact with. In addition, countries and then there is not any formal institution to show doesn't mean the folks that society are uneducated but perhaps more educated because they must gain skills without any kind of guidance from 'so-called' professional bodies which, let's be honest, aren't always probably the most brightest.