In the modern world, education has largely come to be the means to equip one with a job, or some form of employment. But what does education really entail? And how much does education do to help us fulfil our true potential?
Globally, formal education systems are in place to standardize knowledge and skills. Formal schooling seems more and more like mere preparation for entrance and other exams, with a definite and clear hierarchy of subjects. Maths and sciences are always perceived at the top of humanities and arts, and one could argue that this is because of their power to provide livelihood.
However, today we see an inflation of education. A job that would be available to someone with a BA in the past now requires someone with an MA or a PhD. People with double degrees have to head to the job centre on account of growing unemployment. This inflation is increasing year by year as the age of super specialisation sets in and more and more people go to university. (more...)