<p>What, in your opinion, is the purpose of education? (Princeton Review 11 Tests: Tests 6)</p>
<pre><code> Throughout most of our childhood years, we are always reminded the importance of a good education. But truly, what does education provide for the youths of the world? some argue that education leads to successful careers and huge salaries. Others assert that education can stifle prejudices and promote tolerance. However, the basis behind education is quite simple: influence. The educated are constatnly under the influence of the people who hold the knowledge. This can often turn disasterous if the influence is in the hands of selfish men as seen in the education system in Mao's communist China as well as in Nazi Germany.
Nearing the end of World War II, Mao Ze Dong established a political base in China. The Nationalist Party fled to Taiwan in order to escape the growing influence of Mao's communist regime. In order to sustain the communist influence in China, Chairman Mao targeted the young, impressionable minds of the youths. Known as the little red book, this pience of literature taugh communist idealogies to the youths of China. The impression left by this type of influential education created a generation of communist sympathizers. As a shown, the power of influence in education is great.
This type of education actaully appeared earlier during Hitler's rise to prominance in Munich, Germany prior to World War II. Germany, under the complete influence of Hitler, was slowly brainwashed through propaganda and poignant speeches. Hitler was spreading his anti-semetic idealogy as well as his plans for "ethic cleansing." These teachings affected a majority of Germans, including the youth population. Believing Hitler could pull Germany out of its economic slump as well as reestablish its place as a world power, the Germans allowed Hitler to reeducate them. The influence of Hiter's education created a nation filled with hate and prejudice. Education's use of influence is once again shown during Hitler's Nazi Germany.
The purpose of educaiton is to influence and mold the beliefs and values of young minds. With the influence, whole gererations of children can be unifed under one single idealogy. However, in the hands of the ignorant and evil, education can become another source of propaganda.
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