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liberal arts and prevocational education
作者：laiyinhate_xie 提交日期：2007-9-7 13:34:00 | 分类:乱七八糟 | 访问量：623
The first European University can be traced back to ancient Greece. Pluto, the greatest philosopher at that period founded the Academica, first institute of high learning. Nowadays, there are a enormous amount of Universities in the world. But there are still argues on a matter of how to teacher a suitable student for modern society. Some believe students in Universities should be required to take classes in many subjects. So they can get to know about many profession after graduation. But others claim students should concentrate on one subject. This way, they can acquire more professional knowledge and skills in one field. In my opinion, i think the later would be better. Students who know more professional knowledge and skills in a certain field is more competent than students under liberal arts education.
First of all, more and more companies need one person with prevocational education. Companies don't want to spend extra time and money to train a newcomer.
when I was fresh out of college, i am so lucky to enter computer company which i thought of as a prosperous company. But when I began to work, I found enormous amount of knowledge and skills i needed to learn. Although I majored in Computer Science, i had just learned about basic knowledge which, I think, is just for science research. As for some prevalent developing skill and tools, such as C/S--client/server developing, B/S--browse/server developing and visual c++, I hadn't almost heard about them. It's so hard situation I've ever met. What I need to do is trying my best to dig up enormous amount of knowledge from piles of books. For several months, i often studied to late night and furthermore stood the embarrassing situation of low wages and low bonus. Sometimes i thought if I can learn more professional knowledge and skill on Computer Science, maybe I will deal with my own work easily.
Furthermore, students who concentrate on one subject suffer little pressure on studying. They can spend more spare time on subjects they like. With interests, I think, they can largely expand their horizons. This is a good substitute for requiring students to take classes in many subjects.
So, requiring students to take classes is not a desirable way for modern society. With the development of technology and skills, prevocational education which is in emergency can provide society with better professional. I hope all kinds of Universities will pay more regard for this kind of education.