Education Is Important In Developing Countries

Education Is Important In Developing Countries

Education is required for growth in every country around the world.


Developing countries are defined as a poor agricultural country that is seeking to become more advanced economically and socially. It is especially important for future generations to understand that they will be the ones making an impact and that their education is crucial for the development of the country.

Most families in these countries rarely make above $2 a day. That is certainly not enough for a proper education, but some kids are lucky enough to be sponsored by a non-profit education program such as Child Empowerment International or The Dhaka Project. Organizations like these understand the matters at hand and give the materials needed to have the child flourish in the real world.

Education is a valuable asset that countries must invest in, as these children are our future. It is a human right from birth to be given an education. What happens is the family will send the boy to school, and the girl will stay home to work around the house with the mother. Boys are generally valued more than girls because they will be the breadwinner of the family when they grow up. That doesn't mean you don't send your daughter to school, though.

A strong education system expands the opportunities and over-all health of countries across the world. Even if the child only was able to establish a 3rd-grade education level, that alone starts a foundation of learning. A child's early years is when they pick up and learn the most material, this means is consequential that they are put in school. A school environment should stimulate the child both academically and socially.

It is a right since birth to be given an education. According to TheirWorld, "By 2030, 825 million children in low and middle-income countries will not get the basic secondary-level skills they need for the jobs mark". Parents are setting their child up for failure by ignoring Article 26 and not sending their child to school.

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8 Things You Should Never Say To An Education Major

"Is your homework just a bunch of coloring?"

Yes, I'm an Education major, and yes, I love it. Your opinion of the field won't change my mind about my future. If you ever happen to come across an Education major, make sure you steer clear of saying these things, or they might hold you in from recess.

1. "Is your homework just a bunch of coloring?"

Um, no, it's not. We write countless lesson plans and units, match standards and objectives, organize activities, differentiate for our students, study educational theories and principles, and write an insane amount of papers on top of all of that. Sometimes we do get to color though and I won't complain about that.

2. "Your major is so easy."

See above. Also, does anyone else pay tuition to have a full-time job during their last semester of college?

3. "It's not fair that you get summers off."

Are you jealous? Honestly though, we won't really get summers off. We'll probably have to find a second job during the summer, we'll need to keep planning, prepping our classroom, and organizing to get ready for the new school year.

4. “That's a good starter job."

Are you serious..? I'm not in this temporarily. This is my career choice and I intend to stick with it and make a difference.

5. “That must be a lot of fun."

Yes, it definitely is fun, but it's also a lot of hard work. We don't play games all day.

6. “Those who can't, teach."

Just ugh. Where would you be without your teachers who taught you everything you know?

7. “So, you're basically a babysitter."

I don't just monitor students, I teach them.

8. “You won't make a lot of money."

Ah yes, I'm well aware, thanks for reminding me. Teachers don't teach because of the salary, they teach because they enjoy working with students and making a positive impact in their lives.

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7 Reasons Why Being An Education Major Is The Best Decision You Can Make In College

Everyone has pride in their major, but us education majors are ones to beat.


Before and throughout college, I changed my major roughly five times. It was such a tough decision for me, but I finally landed on the perfect one for me and that was education. Here are the reasons why being an education major is hands down the best:

1. We get to help others 

A huge reason I stepped into this degree was because I knew I would get to make a difference - small or large.

2. We play a big part in how the future will look like 

Did you ever think about that? Teachers get to help shape the kids of the future by how the classroom is run.

3. Studying education makes you appreciate education 

I have always loved school, but not as much as I do now. I have found a strong passion for education and the value it holds.

4. We get to be role models 

Some of those kids who walk through the door won't have anyone at home rooting for them, or they will, but your encouragement and push will help drive them to succeed.

5. We get to create a fun and effective learning environment 

I have learned what I do and do not want my classroom environment to be just through the teachers that I have had.

6. No one can do my job without the teaching license 

This for me has created job security knowing that no one can take my job without also having gone through the education, student teaching, and testing that I have.

7. Teachers will ALWAYS be needed 

Education will never go away, so neither will we as teachers.

I am honored, to say the least, to be able to be a teacher one day. It is something that I cherish and will work my hardest at being one of the greats.

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