In some countries ,schools aim to provide a general education across a range of subjects ,in others ,children focus on a narrow range of subjects related to a particular career. For today's world, which system is appropriate?
Historically speaking, schools arose from the “ academia” of Plato ,who primarily instituted this society as a place for both reflection and meditation for the true meaning of life ,universe and our final aim as human beings. But this trend has incurred some tough tests recently for a totally different reason that Plato could not even dream of. As my own evaluation, the range of education cannot be just narrowed within those related to their future careers.
What comes into my mind is that these children are not born for a sole purpose of being a worker or something. Predetermining their future career is just as a moon in the water and will also subject to great varieties of unknown possibilities coming directly in their future life. They are ,however, and firstly , a son or daughter and then a citizen ,then a holder to certain careers. Therefore ,we can figure out a truth that cannot be truer: those intellectual equipments that can better them as a good child and citizen alike should also be included in their both primary ,secondary and even tertiary education.
Closely next to my previous thought was that a solely-career-related education may mislead their own purpose of life. Surely a decent income is of great significance ,but it is far from the sole importance of life. If those youngsters are educated entirely for earning and enjoying their material life ,our society may gradually turn to one that overwhelmed with nothing but the torrent of materialism and thus a world with nothing but just trading of Mammon and his wealth. This impact is even worse than just narrowing one’s education scope.
Therefore ,I hereby object to limiting the sphere of education only to the children’s future careers but they should first of all become a complete human before making a prospective wealth with full range of knowledge.