should the school change the society or the society change the school?
A two-way street is probably best I'd say. You will want the school to change the society by helping to solve society's problems. At the same time the society also changes the school by developing different needs for the school to apply the talents of its students to.
Certainly not if you live in the parts of the World where humanity is forgotten and violence and oppression seems to be the order of the day. In that respect school should be the one haven that teaches you the difference between good and bad and shield you from the rot in society, so someday, somewhere, somehow you can make better judgements.
THE CRINGE FACTOR! WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT GOD MADE THREE WORLDS AND THAT I COME FROM THE THIRD WORLD. THE ISSUE OF RACE IS GEOGRAPHICAL AND NOT A STATUS SYMBOL AND NEITHER IS MY SKIN BLACK NOR YOURS WHITE.
interesting question flower.
let's see how both sides have worked with respect to Ghana
the school has changed the Ghanaian society in the sense that we buy into the idea that science and engineering is more important than other disciplines, hence our best students should study that, etc. I don't think we have invested enough in the 'school' t make sure we will get the needed influence on society, so we have not been very productive.
society changing the school - this begs the question, who exactly has changed the school? is it some board somewhere that decided that we should have four years in high school instead of 3? focus on science and engineering? I don't really think the society has changed the school because the school has not really tailored its goals to meet the needs of society. On the other hand, we have not taken the goals of whatever school was to really influence society.
Chicken and egg problem all over again, hehe
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