Is there a correlation between the type and level of education one receives and one's social/political beliefs?

Especially as regards issues like acknowledging climate change?


Scott Braithwaite, First year student

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In my free time I read an article on that changed my worldview and helped me look at life from the other side. The most important role not only in the life of each individual, but also of society as a whole, is played by the values ​​and value orientations, which perform primarily an integrative function. It is on the basis of values ​​(while being guided by their approval in society) that each person makes his own choice in life. Values, taking a central position in the structure of personality, have a significant impact on a person’s orientation and content of his social activity, behavior and actions, his social position and on his general attitude to the world, to himself and other people. Therefore, the loss of the meaning of life by a person is always the result of the destruction and rethinking of the old value system, and in order to find this meaning again, it needs to create a new system based on common human experience and using the forms of behavior and activities accepted in society.

I believe that the main thing is the moral standards in human life. Since this is the foundation of society. Values ​​are a kind of internal human integrator, concentrating around him all his needs, interests, ideals, attitudes and beliefs. Thus, the system of values ​​in human life takes the form of the inner core of his whole personality, and the same system in society is the core of its culture. Value systems, functioning both at the level of the individual and at the level of society, create a kind of unity. This is due to the fact that the personal system of values ​​is always formed, based on the values ​​that are dominant in a particular society, and they in turn influence the choice of the individual goal of each individual and the definition of ways to achieve it.

Values ​​in a person's life are the basis for choosing goals, ways and conditions of activity, and also help him to answer the question, for what he performs this or that activity? In addition, values ​​are the system-forming core of the plan (or program), human activity and his inner spiritual life, because the spiritual principles, intentions and moral norms of humanity no longer refers to activities, but to values ​​and value orientations.

Rosie Willis, Hard question, bit I found dissision

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This is a very good question about which I could not reflect. But I had to do it, since we were asked to write an essay on this topic. Of course, I was very surprised when I heard this, because I could not even imagine what I could write on 3 pages. In my work, I turned for help to a service that deals with writing such works and this They helped me to write my topic so that we took into account all sorts of answers to this question. And they found their pros and cons. But I did not come to a single answer, I believe that it depends on the person.

ambreen khan, May it's helpful.

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Scarlet Michaelson, English and Writing Teacher

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Yes, of course there is a correlation between what you have learned, where and from who, and what you believe to be true socially and politically. Because of this, we must be careful to educate our students and ourselves about multiple viewpoints and from multiple sources. This can be very difficult to do when one's own beliefs about particular issues are strong ones. Try to expose yourself to as many different viewpoints as possible and keep an open mind.

M. Erez Kats, Seattle Language Arts Teacher, Author, and Artist

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I believe that there will always be a correlation between these things. I mean, in so many ways, your education makes up your belief system, and depending on the types of information you are exposed to in all different subject areas and areas of study, your social and political beliefs could change drastically. It could even take just ONE college professor or class that could radically change the way you look at the world. I remember I took an ethics class in college, and I was presented with so many new viewpoints ranging from the contemporary to ancient Greece, and the way this professor explained the reasons for these beliefs, and the origins and cultural surroundings a particular philosopher may have faced during the time when he/she lived, I have to say that I was blown away by the comparison with my life today and my modern beliefs for example. You may here similar types of information in science, math, or in business. The business world is constantly borrowing traditions and techniques from places like Asia or the Middle East, etc. There is so much we don't know about or don't think about living the particular way we do in the USA. But education opens your eyes to other ideologies and ways of living, and therefore beliefs. I could go on and on, and give hundreds of examples of how this happens, but that is largely why I became a teacher, and even when I wasn't teaching, my love for learning about different perspectives through music, film, literature, or science have shaped who I am today, and will continue to do so in the future. So I'd say my whole social and political stance has evolved from my level or levels of education.

Brianne Keith, Senior Editor and Writer, WGBH Education

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