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What is the purpose of higher education (1)

  1. 1. “ What is the Purpose of Higher Education ”
  2. 2. “ Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world Nelson Mandela ”
  3. 3. Now, I am going to talk about and the cultural differences and similarities between these two great countries
  4. 4. Higher Education in Kuwait• There are four state-supported higher education institutions in Kuwait. 1. Kuwait University 2. The College of Basic Education in PAAET 3. Higher Institute for Theater Arts 4. Higher Institute of Music Arts
  5. 5. Private Post-secondary Colleges • In addition, there are a number of private post-secondary colleges and universities that are approved by the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education: • Gulf University for Sciences and Technology. • Australian College of Kuwait. • American University of Kuwait. • Gulf American College. • Maastricht School for MBA. • Box-Hill College for Girls.
  6. 6. Higher education in Kuwait• In the academic year 2005/06, the total enrollment within these institutions reached 27,308, an increase of 7 percent from the previous year• The proportion of females in the undergraduate studies is 70 percent.
  7. 7. In KUWAIT educational policy seeks to provide opportunity to ALL CHILDREN,irrespective of their social class. So is in USA
  8. 8. There is Co-Education in Kuwait like in USA
  9. 9. Higher education in the United States• Higher education in the United States includes a variety of institutions of higher education• According to the Shanghai Jiao Tong Universitys Academic Ranking of World Universities, more than 30 of the highest-ranked 45 institutions are in the United States (as measured by awards and research output)
  10. 10. Bureau of Statistics• As of 2010, the US had 20.3 million students in higher education, roughly 5.7% of the total population• The 2006 American Community Survey conducted by the United States Census Bureau found that – 19.5 percent of the population had attended college but had no degree – 7.4 percent held an associates degree – 17.1 percent held a bachelors degree – 9.9 percent held a graduate or professional degree
  11. 11. Bureau of Statistics • However, in USA despite increasingeconomic incentives for people to obtaincollege degrees, the percentage of people graduating from high school and college has been declining as of 2008
  12. 12. “ Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; ” working together is success. Henry Ford
  13. 13. THE PURPOSE OF HIGHEREDUCATION…
  14. 14. College graduates have the potential for greater annualand lifetime earnings than high school graduates, and those financial benefits tend to increase over time.
  15. 15. To educate leaders in our democracy Thomas Jefferson famously wanted the United States to be led by a “natural aristocracy” of “virtue and talent” rather than an “artificial aristocracy” based on wealth and birth
  16. 16. Voting is very important for a democracy’s political life, and college graduates seem tounderstand that better than highschool grads. College graduates are more likely to vote
  17. 17. Higher learning helps strengthen communities
  18. 18. The Goal of Higher Education is to Produce Good Citizens
  19. 19. To Understand the World As Louis Menand has written inThe New Yorker magazine, college is a time for you to learn “things about the world and yourself that, if you do not learn them in college, you are unlikely to learn anywhere else.”
  20. 20. When students experience HigherEducation, they have the opportunity toread books and listen to the lectures of top experts in their fields. This stimulation encourages students to think, ask questions, and explore new ideas, which allows for additional growth and development
  21. 21. My husband did not go to college. He works for SEPTA [the local transit authority] and he has advanced in salary and promotions along the way, but he has always said he would have made so much more money if he did have his college degree. -- Woman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniahttp://www.highereducation.org/reports/expectations/expectations5.shtml
  22. 22. “ Today you dont even question whether you are going to college. Its the sign of the times. When I was growing up what was important was to make the home front, with marriage and children, but ” today it is College.
  23. 23. Thank You

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