Saturday, December 1, 2012

Education is the process by which for HSC Exam

Set-3
Read the passage carefully and answer the following questions:
Education is the process by which our mind develops through formal learning at an institution like a school, college or university. It is mental and intellectual training, which provides opportunities or growth and helps to meet challenges and overcome obstacles to progress. Again, the purpose of education is to enlighten the individual and develop his/her capacity to the limit. It is also the business of education to train individuals to make the right choices to go ahead. It enables our mind and refines our sensibility. It also broadens our outlook and helps us become aware of our rights and responsibilities. According to Newman, education “gives a man a clear conscious view of his own opinions and judgments, a truth in developing them, eloquence in expressing them and a force in using them” Therefore, it is often compared to light which removes the darkness of ignorance and helps us distinguish between right and wrong. Ex-President Julius Nyerer of Tanzania way back in 1974 said at an international conference that the primary purpose of education was the liberation of man from the restrictions of habits and attitudes which limit his humanity. He further said education should promote humanity and universal brotherhood and that it could be used as a catalyst for a change for the better. How right he was!

5. Write short answers to the following questions. 5

(a) What is education?
(b) What do the schools, colleges and universities do?
(c) What is the purpose of education?
(d) Does education make our mind noble?
(e) How can we meet challenges and overcome obstacles to progress?

6. Fill in the gaps with suitable words: 5

Education enlightens mankind. Newman says, ‘(a) — gives a man a clear conscious views of his own opinions and judgments, a (b) — in developing them, an eloquence in expressing them and a force in using them.’ It is often (c) — to light which removes the (d) — of ignorance and helps us distinguish between right and wrong. Ex-president Julius Nyerere of Tanzania way back in 1974 said in an international conference that the primary purpose of education was the liberation of man from the (e) — of habits and attitudes which limit his humanity.
7. Summarise five important points of the above passage regarding the purpose of education. 5
8. Based on your reading of the passage, make short notes in each of the boxes in the flow chart showing what education does. 5
1. Provides opportunities of growth 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Ans. to the Ques. No. Set-3 :

5. (a) Education is the process by which our mind develops through formal learning. (b) The schools, colleges and universities provide opportunities of growth and help to meet challenges and overcome obstacles to progress. (c) The purpose of education is to enlighten the individual and develop his/her capacity to the limit. (d) Yes, education makes our mind noble. (e) We can meet challenges and overcome obstacles to progress by receiving real education.

6. (a) education (b) potency
(c) compared (d) darkness
(e) restriction
7. Summary: The process by which our mind develops through formal learning at an institution like school, college or university is called education. The purpose of education is to enlighten the individual and develop his/her capacity to the limit. It helps us overcome all obstacles to progress. It enables our mind and refines our sensibility. It trains the individual to the right choice to go ahead.
8. Flow chart:
1. Provides opportunities of growth 2. broadens our outlook 3. helps us overcome obstacles to progress. 4. trains the individual to make the right choice to go ahead. 5. enlightens the individual 6. enables our mind and refines our sensibility.

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