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Please write 2 essays with topics below, and use links I'd attach below.

1. Consider how the arguments of Keohane and Wallace fit into the conversation about the relationship between education and work. How is their work structured? What do they take into account that the others do not? How might other voices in the Unit 1 conversation respond to their positions? Where and why are these authors converging with (and diverging from) one another? Raise at least one question about the complex intersections among education, work, and happiness that is explored by the readings thus far. 2 pages.

2. Write an introduction for Assignment X. To do this, think through the prompt carefully, explore the questions it offers, and make decisions about how you’ll focus your analysis. Your introduction should emerge from a debatable question you plan to explore and should contextualize the claim you want to make. Be sure to write your introduction in such a way that your guiding question and claim are easy for the reader to find. Work to create an introduction that is focused and specific. Your introduction itself should be no more than one page. The rest of your response can be either an outline, a discovery draft, or the beginning of your X, and can appear before or after your introduction. 2 pages.


X. Choose one of the Unit 1 readings and make an argument about the writer’s main claim. Your argument should offer some analysis about the validity (or lack thereof) of the writer’s claim, should provide solid reasoning and text-based evidence for your ideas, and should say something about what you hope your paper will contribute to the larger academic conversation. The paper should be able to be understood without prior knowledge of the class readings; it should include a summary of the main argument your chosen writer makes, as well as summarize information, as needed, from the larger conversation in order to support (or complicate) your claim, as well as anticipate opposing positions.

Note that your assessment might not be all pro or all contra—there may be aspects of the writer’s claim that you may agree with, and aspects that you will wish to counter. When assessing the writer’s ideas, you may draw from any of the videos and essays we have discussed in class but you may not draw on outside sources. Using at least one other source from Unit 1 is required.

Potential questions your paper might explore include, but are not limited to, the following:

What is the purpose of education? More specifically, what are the goals of public education and universities? Have they evolved over time? Do they need to continue to change? Do we go to school to gain a set of skills that are directly transferable to a job? Or should a broad, liberal arts education be valued in its own right? Should universities prioritize career training and job placement over other educational goals, or should they specifically resist this approach? How should we make choices about work, in particular choosing what to do for work? How should we make choices about educational pursuits? When and how should we value happiness as we think about our educational and professional choices? How do our choices relate to satisfaction over the course of our lives?

When outlining your paper, you may want to consider how to answer SOME of the following questions:

What is the writer’s claim? What questions does the writer seem to be interested in even if the argument does not definitely answer them? What does the writer NOT take into account that you think is important? How might the other authors we have read shed light on or complicate the argument you have chosen to analyze? How do the questions they raise contribute to your understanding of the essay you have chosen? What question do you hope your analysis will answer? Why is this particular question important for us to think about? 4 pages.


Links:

http://harvardmagazine.com/2013/09/self-fashioning...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lu2e-q8ntM&noredirect=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhhC_N6Bm_s

http://faculty.winthrop.edu/martinme/Thisiswater.h...

http://www.metastatic.org/text/This%20is%20Water.pdf

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/sep/20/fiction

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The Relationship between Education and Work - Outline
Thesis statement: An approach to gaining insights into the true nature of this debate on the
relationship between work and education is to examine the organization of the central themes of
the work of two scholars in the context of the arguments so as to identify how the unique
concepts and principles discussed in them contribute to their relevance. Also, this method would
assist in understanding the potential responses or otherwise of those that hold divergent and
convergent viewpoints to the ones expressed by the authors thereby developing critical questions
about the link between education and work and its role in human happiness.
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Arguments presented by Keohane and Wallace and relevance to the debate on the subject.
Analysis of their articles regarding existing viewpoints on the topic
The convergence of their viewpoints and its role in understanding the link between work
and education

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Conclusion.


Running head: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATION AND WORK

The Relationship between Education and Work
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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATION AND WORK

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The Relationship between Education and Work
The educational system of most societies is structured to contribute to the intellectual and
moral development of their members either through the formal and informal approaches. The
same systems that were used in ancient times to develop the great Greek and Roman Empires are
adopted in both developed and developing nations of the world. While the primary purpose of
education was to help people examine their environment and determine how they can contribute
to its proper functioning through the innate abilities and acquired knowledge and skills, it focus
of today’s has changed as a response to the challenges and realities of today’s world. Therefore,
the relationship that exists between education and work has been a topic of discussions not just
among the general population but among scholars that are expected to understand the objectives
of establishing educational institutions for students. An approach to gaining insights into the true
nature of this debate on the relationship between work and education is to examine the
organization of the central themes of the work of two scholars in the context of the arguments so
as to identify how the unique concepts and principles discussed in them contribute to their
relevance. Also, this method would assist in understanding the potential responses or otherwise
of those that hold divergent and convergent viewpoints to the ones expressed by the authors
thereby developing critical questions about the link between education and work and its role in
human happiness.
In his article, self-fashioning in society and solitude, Keohane (2013) argued that the path
that education creates for the literate is meant to be the one that would enhance his or her
capacity to identify the true essence of his or her place in society, how to acquire the skills that is
needed to accomplish this objective. Also, it is expected to form people that understand who they
are and what drives them to become what they want to be in the context of social functioning.

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATION AND WORK

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Wallace (2009) corroborated this position when he stated that education, especially in the liberal
arts, was established to help individuals expand their thinking capacity in a way that helps notice
the little important things that are used to shape the opinion of every person regarding social
subjects and purposes. When the arguments presented by these authors are placed in the context
of those by other scholars, it would be seen that they aligned with their thesis and evidence
presented to support their arguments regarding the link between education and work.
Furthermore, the structures used to present the arguments in both articles under review show that
method of delivery of the system is one of the main reasons why students fail to understand the
essence of their education. It is also the reason for failing to recognize its role in development of
their personality that is critical for enrolling in the right academic program and pursuing a career
that aligns with their aspiration.
According to Sparreboom & Staneva (2014), the works presented by Keohane and
Wallace exposed some of the critical areas within the education system that needs to be reformed
so help produce graduates that understand themselves and have the necessary thinking capacity
to perform their roles in society, which is more than earning a living. Also, the convergence of
the ideas and concepts presented by Keoha...


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