... Education 12 March 2006 Education is Important Because It Develops the Individual, Equips Them With the Skills to Reach Their Potential and Ultimately Contributes to the Good of Society
Education is defined in dictionary terms as
'systematic instruction...development of character or mental powers' (Concise Oxford Dictionary 330).
In reality, it is the tool which enables a human being to become aware of themselves, the world and society as a whole. Formal education may begin when a child goes to school, though in fact, we are all learning long before, and after, and seek to do so. Consider how a baby makes sense of its environment; touching, feeling, tasting, moving, seeing, hearing, gaining ...