EdD-7-Comprehensive-Written-Exam-3

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I never questioned why I went to school, when I went to school, what I needed for school, or the importance of school. The concept of education has been ingrained in me since I was born. My mother was a teacher, and my father was a physics professor, so it was understood that college was the next step after high school. The only question was where I would go to college.

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What Are the Purposes of Formal and Informal Education?Hamline UniversityEdD Written Exam #3I never questioned why I went to school, when I went to school, what I needed for school, or the importance of school. The concept of education has been ingrained in me since I was born. My mother was a teacher, and my father was a physics professor, so it was understood that college was the next step after high school. The only question was where I would go to college. I grew up in a lower to middle class family and there was no college fund for my two older brothers or myself. Financial Aid would carry us through our college years. Because of this support, my mother started preparing us for higher education at a very young age. We were always high achievers and were told to dream big, so we did. Formal education was a given for my family. It was understood that formal education was, is, and always will be a direct path to future success. Being in the business of formal education, I will always promote the benefits it has for our children; however, both formal and informal education serves individuals and promotes development for varied purposes.A Snapshot of US School HistoryThere has not always been open access for all children to formal education in the United States. Certain groups have been privy to formal education in the US as it was viewed as a privilege, and not a right. Children who lived in the country only received a formal education if the pe

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