I was talking to a friend who gave his first pop quiz in Journalism. He had several students at a University that have Never read a book in their lives and they are juniors in college. Theyve been raised by the "google" gives me the sound byte. method and they are missing the breadth that learning provides and they have sidestepped the discipline required.
Im beginning to think that we are doomed.
It's not just the shallowness of the "education" these students have received, farmer. Another problem is they've most likely specialized in their chosen field, way too early. Like in the middle to senior years of high school. To give them the best opportunity to gain entry into their chosen course of study at university.
Personally, I believe that even at university level, students should be exposed to a much broader education, not just their chosen vocational
field. We can end up with very lop-sided, narrow people as a result this approach to "education". They might be very competent at their jobs, but surely work is only a part
of who they are? Me, I like the idea of a doctor who can communicate
with their patients, who is not just