Research has shown that parental education is a good indicator of how much education a child will attain; however, if it is highly valued by the parents or an organization, such as a religious organization, in which the family is intricately involved, then the children are more likely to obtain more education than their parents.
Education is an ongoing process. It does not, can not, only occur in the classroom. Some would argue, including myself, that most education, the best education occurs outside of the classroom and is a result of curiosity and personal thirst for knowledge. The drive to get an education has been portrayed through the lives of many well known men and women in history. One of many, one of my favorite stories is that of Booker T. Washington.
There is rarely an excuse for lack of education and learning with the exception of motivation. This has never been truer than it is today. Opportunities are all around us.
Children learn from their parents. If parents are motivated and enthused about continuing education and place a high value on learning, children are more likely to do the same. Children develop self-efficacy (the belief in one’s own abilities to do something) partially by observing others and trying then accomplishing things themselves. If parents are engaged in expanding their mind through self-education, children will be more likely to do the same. If parents gently and naturally assist their children to learn and accomplish, those children will be even more apt to engage in a lifetime of learning.
“The content of most textbooks is perishable, but the tools of self-directness serve one well over time.”– Albert Bandura
A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
- Niels Bohr (1885-1962)
Education ... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
- Nicholas Murray Butler
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant
Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine
Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.
- Aldous Huxley
"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn."
-- John Cotton Dana
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."
-- Henry Brooks Adams
"Good teachers are those who know how little they know. Bad teachers are those who think they know more than they don't know."
-- R. Verdi
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
-- Albert Einstein
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
-- Mark Twain
"Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions."
-- William Allin
"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward."
-- Vernon Law
"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune."
-- Jim Rohn
"Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding."
-- Ambrose Bierce
"Education costs money, but then so does ignorance."
-- Sir Claus Moser
"In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad."
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
"The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change." -- Carl Rogers
"An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life."
-- Source Unknown
"Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave."
-- Henry Peter Broughan
"It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated."
-- Alec Bourne, A Doctor's Creed
"It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it."
-- J. Bronowski, The Ascent of Man
"The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself."
-- Edward Bulwer-Lytton
"A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary."
-- Thomas Carruthers
"The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn."
"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't."
-- Anatole France
Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."
-- Chinese Proverb
"Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it."
-- Sir William Haley
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
George Washington Carver
Education.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”
“It’s a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”
An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life. ~Author Unknown
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. ~Attributed to both Andy McIntyre and Derek Bok
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. ~Robert G. Ingersoll
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. ~G.M. Trevelyan
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. ~Will Durant
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. ~George Santayana
The modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class, because they do not realize how little they know. ~William R. Inge
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~Aristotle
When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course. ~Peter Drucker
If a man is a fool, you don't train him out of being a fool by sending him to university. You merely turn him into a trained fool, ten times more dangerous. ~Desmond Bagley
Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. ~John W. Gardner
There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in. ~Will Rogers
Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. ~Roger Lewin
They say that we are better educated than our parents' generation. What they mean is that we go to school longer. It is not the same thing. ~Richard Yates
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ~John Dewey
Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't. ~Pete Seeger
The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living. ~Will Rogers
My parents told me, "Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving." I tell my daughters, "Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job." ~Thomas L. Friedman
The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions. ~Bishop Mandell Creighton
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