15 Things You Didn’t Know About The Education Industry

15 Things You Didn’t Know About The Education Industry

this is industry Wednesday every Wednesday we analyze a different industry today we're looking at 15 things you didn't know about the education industry welcome to a lox calm the place where future billionaires come to get informed hello a lack sirs and welcome to another original video brought to you by our team here at a LOX calm in this video we're going to examine 15 things you didn't know about the education industry children learning to read write and do arithmetic is something we take for granted today in most countries it's the norm to go to school and get educated reading and writing our foundations of a solid education however this was not always the case in the last few hundred years education has evolved and changed a lot if you're new here welcome be sure to subscribe and follow us on Instagram at Alex so a lack sirs let's go to school and learn 15 things you didn't know about the education industry number one there was no need for schooling during the hunter-gatherer era prior to the formal schooling system children were self taught they explored the world around them and learned the things they need to know boys were taught by their fathers how to hunt girls were taught how to gather fruits and berries and how to prepare meals children spend a lot of time learning through play and imitating the behaviors of the adults around them they were encouraged to be curious and learned by doing number two as times changed so did the childhood experience as the way of life of humans changed the way they raised their children changed too by this time people were working and living as farmers growing crops and tending to cattle they were no longer nomadic there was no real need for experiential learning children were taught how to do repetitive tasks needed for agricultural activities and were put to work in the fields books such the Bible had been printed literacy was something reserved for members of the church and the wealthy landowners and aristocracy it was a way to wield power over the lower classes there was simply no need for the children of farmers to know how to read number three schools were started after forced child labor was abolished as the Industrial Revolution took hold more and more parents were drawn into the manufacturing and production industries their children were forced to work as well children worked in the most appalling of circumstances many orphans were sold to artisans as apprentices children were treated very cruelly they died doing many dangerous jobs or from being starved and abused by the 19th century the consensus was that children should not be treated with such cruelty and then there was no more forced child labor but now what would be done with the children who could no longer be forced to work number 4 schools in Europe started to teach children to read the Bible believing that the saving grace of every human was the Bible civil society deemed it necessary for all children to learn how to read and write this was no longer just the privilege of the wealthy who had governesses and tutors to teach them big teaching factories were needed to mass teach the skills needed to read the Bible and so schools were born like workers in a factory children were expected to abide by rules and conform to certain standards the pigeon-hole system of acceptable behavior that still exists in schools today number 5 the importance of Education today parents aim to give their children the best education they possibly can so they make sure their children attend school and to meet the set requirements needed to progress to the next grade children are taught from the time they are young that they need to go to school they have to learn within the confines of a school with set curriculum and standardized tests to determine competence it can be argued that schools are still learning factories today children who don't conform to the norms and standards of the schooling system are labeled and singled out as an effort to force them to fit into the mold this singular approach does not cater for children who learn differently which has led many parents to choose homeschooling their children instead number six education goes much further today than it did 60 years ago up until the 1950s and 60s it was acceptable to graduate from high school and get a job colleges and universities were the domain of the rich or the supremely intelligent as time progressed there's been a growing emphasis on getting a qualification after high school graduation more universities and college are in operation than ever before students can study full-time or part-time and now they even have the choice of studying online these options allow students to work to fund their studies despite having college funds many parents cannot afford to pay for every aspect of tertiary education as it can be very expensive number seven not all colleges and universities are equal the quality of education and the value of its degrees varies from one institution to another the elite private universities boast more knowledgeable teaching staff and better access to resources they also offer a bigger variety of qualifications which are valued by potential employers many of these institutions offer scholarships which is why less advantaged students can afford them these fees are prohibitive which means the schools are still largely the province of the privileged and wealthy classes the students from these elite universities are a small select group number eight tuition fees differ across the world in the United States tuition and fees at private universities are in excess of $50,000 a year that doesn't necessarily include accommodations either state universities and colleges cost significantly less in many European countries tertiary education is free this includes countries such as Germany Denmark and Finland in other countries institutions of higher learning are heavily subsidised by the government which reduces the tuition fees in some countries fees are based on the means of the student and their parents to ensure equal access regardless of socioeconomic background number nine the investment in a good tertiary education pays huge dividends in most working environments an employee who is a college or university graduate will be paid more than one who is not the difference can be up to four hundred dollars a week graduates are not viewed as one homogenous group either degrees and qualifications from the top universities in the country are regarded as more valuable than those from state universities and colleges or community colleges for example law school graduates from Ivy League schools a regarded as being better educated than those from other colleges it seems that investing in a tertiary education at one of these so-called better colleges opens doors and makes gaining employment easier at least in theory number 10 student loans dog graduates long after they finished college for those students whose parents could not pay for their studies or who didn't get a scholarship the student loan is the best way to finance your studies however student loans can place a huge financial burden on young people after they graduate many graduates report spending a huge portion of their salary from their first job paying back student loans like any debt student loans should be paid off as quickly as possible this is not always feasible leaving graduates to pay off their loans until they're in their 30s number 11 college accommodation isn't what it used to be at first the only accommodation options at tertiary institutions were dorm rooms students had to share Spartan accommodations with roommates for the first while only when they were senior students were they allowed to have their own rooms communal bathrooms and eating areas were what all students had to look forward to while it's a valuable experience many students don't regard dorms as conducive for studying they are noisy and students have limited privacy to avoid these negative aspects of student accommodation many students choose to live off campus number 12 on that note off-campus living options give students a lot of choices many areas around certain colleges and universities are now referred to as student residential areas as the majority of residents are attending the nearby institutions students can choose to rent a house or an apartment with some roommates homeowners in the area may take in boarders who rent a room in their home student accommodation can be upmarket or very basic depending on the taste and budget of each student even dorm room prices can vary as some institutions offer luxury dorm rooms that look more like hotel suites than student accommodations number thirteen there is such a thing as a useless degree many college degrees are labeled useless as they don't make the graduate employable alternatively the degree may get the graduate a job but not one that will make them Millions examples include degrees in the arts such as dance drama visual arts and writing a degree cannot be a substitute for sheer talent many successful artists don't have formal training before making a decision about a field of study and what subjects to major in students should be able to see if they're going to make their degree work for them after graduation the same art student may want to combine their agree with a teaching qualification so they're ashore daiquiri R after graduation number 14 the jury's out on whether a degree makes your life better or not to say that your life is better because you have a degree is controversial there are many successful happy people without degrees and just as many unhappy unsuccessful people with degrees the college experience is invaluable it prepares you for the real world and there's no tangible value you can attach to that your college years are often those you'll look back on and regard as the best years of your life going to college definitely expands your horizons and teaches you to think more critically a degree makes you more employable and commands a certain amount of respect from others so it can be argued that getting a degree is better than not getting a degree I guess really it's up to you number 15 online schooling is growing in popularity there are lots of online courses students can choose to study this allows students from around the world to access course material from their homes the courses tend to offer flexible study options which suit students who are parents or have full-time jobs the courses tend to cost less materials are available online and there's no need to spend a fortune on textbooks the rise in popularity of online courses surged after the financial crisis more people began to not see the value of a tertiary qualification after company started shedding jobs but could not afford conventional tuition a lot of people have made substantial sums of money from designing and producing their own online courses the number of students enrolling in online courses is continuing to rise as the years go on well a lack sirs that's a wrap on the education industry thanks for sticking with us all the way to the end and being a true a Luxor but of course if you're here you know we're not finished just yet here's your bonus fact number 16 the reason schools have a long summer break might surprise you many people think the long summer break is given to students to allow them to soak up the Sun and enjoy the long lazy days of summer well that may be why they have it now but back when the schooling system was in its infancy students had the summers off so they could help their parents harvest the crops on their farms this will be a rather foreign concept to many students today who think about keeping their rooms tidy as some sort of cruel slave labor thank you for spending some time with us a Luxor's make sure to LIKE and subscribe so you never miss another video we also hand-picked these videos which we recommend you 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26 thoughts on “15 Things You Didn’t Know About The Education Industry

  1. Hey Aluxers, which industry should we cover next?
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  2. If school is so important, why does more then half the world have just a normal job, is quite a lot of them in debt with their so 'needed' diploma, fuck school

  3. I live in a country where the only thing that matters are your grades. Not your talents, your personality, you as a person. No, your grades. If your not intelligent, you're at nobody… If your intelligent your subjected into too much pressure that at times many end up depressed.. it's saddening really… many at times students feel useless, weak, worthless, hopeless… is this really worth it??

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  5. A degree today in a STEM field is still highly regarded. And worth it However, to say that a degree is absolutely necessary in order to make a good living, THAT IS FALSE! A degree may signal a strong work ethic but it doesn’t guarantee Financial or personal success.

  6. School, especially public schools, is a waste of time. Damn, 12 fucking years of memorizing Wikipedia and supplicating to your grouchy underpaid authoritarian teacher with a giant ego… and, at times, a clear political agenda. Screw that; choose homeschooling, if possible. In most countries, it should be. Meanwhile, in your spare time, focus on something athletic or creative, not just as a hobby but with the goal in mind of potentially turning pro. If you do, then FUCK school; you're set for at least a decade. However, you'll absolutely have to learn how to spend your money wisely. This part is non-negotiable and will never be… unless your true goal is "flex 'til broke again".

    Alright, you got your goddamn diploma. Now what?

    Unless you're currently seeking a career in healthcare, government or law, there's no reason for you to go to college. Everything else can be learned elsewhere outside academia. Even those STEM degrees too. Usually, there are far more options on the table than you can see. Education = theory, Experience = practice; never disregard internships if you're just outta high school. They are the only thing that will get you familiar with the behind-the-scenes stuff of any industry. You will learn from real people doin' real work, not those loudmouth college professors.

  7. My degree is a piece of paper collecting dust on the wall at my parents house. I am currently not working in my field of study. I have an enjoyable career in IT instead. Never would have saw it coming. Highly recommend 18yr olds take time off and learn about themselves instead of going straight into college.

  8. Blah blah…. You are just only Bible oriented…. You didn't mention the culture of whole world

  9. I did not have a degree but I have a business that gives me passive income.. So it's really up to us if how we can make our life better and happy either we have degree or not.. I'm just saying..

  10. When an aspect of our world is being turned into an industry, it will surely be twisted and crushed according to the needs of the egocentric profiteers and their servants. Until the world economy is changed, there's nothing good at the horizon for all mankind. But that won't happen because the madmen control most of the governments if not all.

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