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Quote Shasta'sAunt Replybullet Posted: 14 March 2009 at 8:02pm
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Higher education is important but it should not be at the cost of primary education of the masses. Primary education is important for reforming the society. Technological advancement is ineffective without social progress.
 
So when everyone is a high school graduate but there are no doctors or scientists society will progress?
 
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Quote candid_new Replybullet Posted: 14 March 2009 at 8:26pm
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Higher education is important but it should not be at the cost of primary education of the masses. Primary education is important for reforming the society. Technological advancement is ineffective without social progress.

 

So when everyone is a high school graduate but there are no doctors or scientists society will progress?

 


You have comprehension problem, it seems. I suggest you re read what I posted. I said higher education is important, but primary education is more important than higher education. I meant if nearly all the educated people of the country are doctors and engineers, but the literacy rate is low and the masses are ignorant and poor, the country still can't make significant progress.

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Quote Chrysalis Replybullet Posted: 15 March 2009 at 3:43am
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Originally posted by candid_new

Higher education is important but it should not be at the cost of primary education of the masses. Primary education is important for reforming the society. Technological advancement is ineffective without social progress.

 

So when everyone is a high school graduate but there are no doctors or scientists society will progress?

 


You have comprehension problem, it seems. I suggest you re read what I posted. I said higher education is important, but primary education is more important than higher education. I meant if nearly all the educated people of the country are doctors and engineers, but the literacy rate is low and the masses are ignorant and poor, the country still can't make significant progress.
 
Thats not neccassarily true. There is no such primary vs higher education formula. You cannot put one up against the other.
 
India - does not have literacy of the masses - yet has a significant higher educated class, and despite its many faults, seems to be developing.
 
Phillipines - where the majority are literate, does not seem to be developing/improving like it should.
 
It also cannot be guaranteed that education will neccassarily eradicate poverty and ignorance.
 
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Quote Ron Webb Replybullet Posted: 15 March 2009 at 1:12pm
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I would recommend Muslims who live in West not to adopt Western culture also because it is overly materialistic.
 
True, but then Muslim culture is underly materialistic (which is probably why Muslim countries do not have strong economies).  I would recommend that each culture try to learn from the others.
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Quote Saladin Replybullet Posted: 15 March 2009 at 1:50pm

And take the good from every culture and leave out the bad.

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Quote abuayisha Replybullet Posted: 15 March 2009 at 3:15pm
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True, but then Muslim culture is underly materialistic (which is probably why Muslim countries do not have strong economies).  I would recommend that each culture try to learn from the others.
 
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WOW!!! What a beauty! .....got to lower my gaze....she's way off my league :-(

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