High-quality Education
01 September, 2011
High-quality Education

September is the KIDS-BACK-TO-SCHOOL MONTH all over the world. According to the simplest definition, education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills, and values from one generation to another. 

One more simplistic statement of the same content and caliber would remind us that education in general has always been compatible with the time it belongs in. For example, an average computer-literate and the internet-browsing kid of today may not be comparable to the child of the

BC era by the level of education, but the youth of those different times needed and need in the same exactly way to be well-educated for survival purposes. Having determined this amusing similarity, let me now define the difference in most commonly accepted historical attitudes towards education, breaking up people into two categories: first – ‘We do not know and will not know’ and the second – ‘We must know and we will know’ (incidentally, the phrases are borrowed from physiologist Emil du Bois-Reymond and  mathematician David Hilbert, respectively). Well . . . if in this country at this time we need to be educated at all, we have to accept the cruelty of an irrefutable piece of truth that only high-quality education – nothing less than that – might be good enough to be embraced by the nation. Thus the national educational motto can only be: ‘We must know and we will know!’ although ‘We do not know and will not know’ might remain a slogan for a good number of young men and women in Georgia who have not yet understood the meaning of high-quality education completely. The need in high-class education does not mean though that we can easily provide for it. The necessity of this kind of education is usually instigated by current market demands in the country and outside it, but it has to be provided by the citizens of that country unless a seeker of education wants and can afford going to school in a foreign country. For guaranteeing a high quality of education on any academic level a nation has to have an army of educators, including both the teachers and the administrators. Where to get these scholastic cadres from? This is not about the number of university-graduate pedagogues. It is the compatibility of the teachers and the level of qualification they receive from their alma maters together with their diplomas. It is also the matter of time which is needed to create a firm tradition for high-quality teaching, learning and administrating. Directing the academic endeavor of the nation into a right channel is just as important. We cannot expect a windfall here which will save the day for us as soon as today. We certainly need patience, well-laid educational plans, desire to immerse ourselves into the process, and a certain amount of pragmatism to tell good from bad. Everything else will be prompted by our times of open worlds and the information-exchange-savvy mankind. Let us just keep our eyes wide ajar and perk our ears to the point of the utmost sharpness – nobody is going to forgive us a bad-quality education because we are a smaller-size nation compared to others. In this amazingly globalized world we are all equal before God and on the backdrop of contemporary lifestyle. Never take education easy!

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