Ralph Waldo Emerson's Speech: The Positive Impact Of Education

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What remains the one saying that parents always tell their child? Get an education. Humans have heard it over and over again. One needs a good education to get anywhere in this world. The positive impact of education has proven as one of the most important factors for every human. In Chapter 4: “Education” of the book The Language of Composition by Renée H. Shea, different views on education become apparent. Moreover, our schools may not serve the goals of true education because of the way students participate in teachings, why and how the teachers teach, and the way the students get taught to comprehend information given to them. Firstly, in “I Know Why The Caged Bird Cannot Read” by Francine Prose, Prose tries to persuade the audience that schools need to have students participate in reading books that have a meaning or give the students skills they will need in life. She believes that English classes in schools lack in giving the students literature that deems appropriate for their age. Prose hopes that eventually an end to having the students read literature that remains irrelevant to them will prevail. Prose successfully persuades her readers that high school English classes lack when it comes to teaching literature. She pushes the thought that educated novels and classic literature prevail …show more content…

Emerson states that this drill learning does not replicate nature’s teaching since it educates students to remain the same as one another. Moreover, Emerson states, “Nature loves analogies, but not repetitions.” This means that the natural method of learning that schools should achieve produces like-minded students, but also students that think their own thoughts. Unnatural learning that we utilize today produces exact minded

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