Political education is an important aspect of post-secondary schooling
A school is a place, and education is an activity and idea. Every school agenda affects educational responsibility. The extent to which our education has contributed to our education is easily overlooked when seeking to accomplish other, usually important tasks. Notably, the entire education process can easily be hindered by the school’s organizational and institutional requirements. However, education can allow us to encounter a world possibly we will never encounter, thereby reshaping our vision of the world as we imagine it as we know it (Ken, 2008). In this essay, I will argue that political education should be an important aspect of post-secondary schooling in Canada, and this entails education at national, individual and social parts.
Political education in Canada should let students know the civil rights they will have in a relatively open society and how to play their role through formal behaviors such as stating their beliefs, running for government positions, and voting. It is believed that most of the things that happen in society are dictated by the will of the majority of people. At the same time, they believe that the political knowledge imparted in political education plays an important role in self-recognition and handling of personal affairs. Political knowledge can enable students better to understand the nature and value of their lives. In addition, Canada, as an advanced education country, should be known for in-depth and comprehensive implicit political education. The education system can use audio-visual edification and emotional guidance to pass on the values it advocates for every student. The work of ideological and political education of students is the top priority of the work of students at school. It is responsible for helping young students establish a better understanding of the world, life, and values and becoming high-quality talents with comprehensive development. As a college, the essence of students’ ideological and political education is the question of “who and how to train.” The quality of ideological and political education may directly affect the development of the school.
Strengthening political education of college students is to enhance Canada’s comprehensive national strength
The enhancement of contemporary Canadian national cohesion depends on three main factors. The first is from the fine traditions of the nation, which is the historical condition for the Canadian people to enhance national cohesion; the second is from the lofty ideals and institutional superiority of the Canadian leadership, which is the real condition for the Canadian people to enhance national cohesion; the third is from Patriotism and collectivism education are the theoretical conditions or ideological basis for the Canadian people to enhance cohesion. These three aspects are also the main content and basic requirements of political education for college students. Because the establishment of the right understanding of the world, view on life, and values, the promotion of national fine traditions, the formation and consolidation of common ideals and spiritual pillars, and the improvement of scientific and cultural levels, education is inseparable, and these are the national cohesion of the Canadian people. Important basic content (Rafael, 2020). In the new historical period, the Canadian people should fully understand the important status and role of political education of college students from the height of enhancing national cohesion, from the height of comprehensive national strength, and from the height of national rejuvenation.
Strengthening political education of college students is conducive to promoting quality education and cultivating outstanding talents in the new century
According to Nancy Fraser’s theory of different social justice, political education can solve injustices in the economic, cultural, and political fields in turn. This should lead to a shift from the politics of redistribution to the politics of recognition, and in recent years, to the politics of representation. Additionally, this reveals the complexity of educational inequality and the fragility and incompleteness of strategies to address these inequalities. It also provides a fruitful framework for comparative analysis of education politics, linking details to the overall picture (Sally, 2012). In today’s world, science and technology are advancing every day. The knowledge economy, which is just beginning to take shape, is having more and more impacts on the economic and social life of mankind. The competition for comprehensive national strength is becoming more and more fierce.
While the analysis indicates that politics should be an important aspect of schooling in Canada, much must be done to strengthen political education. Arguably, there are many social problems that are often caused by political issues, and a stronger political education will ensure that students gain more knowledge and think more holistically, allowing them to think more critically. In return, they will seek to solve these social problems. Quality education is aligned with incorporating politics in studies. For instance, strengthening political education will enhance the fight against social injustices. These students will understand the right approaches to take to fight these injustices. Furthermore, strengthening political education will also enhance talent cultivation since it will model the best leaders. Politics is a gateway to leadership since political leaders control the society.
Strengthening political education in colleges and universities is conducive to eliminating racial discrimination and maintaining social stability
In the conflict of “post-socialism,” group identity replaced class interests and became the main medium of political mobilization. It is a fundamental injustice that cultural rule replaces exploitation. Cultural recognition has replaced social and economic redistribution and has become the goal of resolving injustice and political struggles. In a world where material inequality in income and property ownership is increasing, the struggle for recognition to obtain paid work, education, health care, and leisure time, while at the same time, material inequality in most countries in the world is increasing. However, it is surprising that because of its official multicultural policy, Canada should build a national identity that is tolerant of diversity and has assumed greater moral responsibility in anti-racism (Ryuko, 2014). In the stability of the country and society, maintaining the stability of colleges and universities is of great significance. Because often, the most fundamental reason for political errors is errors in education, mainly political education. With the continuous expansion of opening to the outside world and the in-depth development of the global market economy, Canada’s socio-economic composition, organizational form, employment methods, benefits, variability, and differences are increasing. This is conducive to college students’ awareness of self-improvement, innovation, success and entrepreneurship, and it also brings some negative effects that cannot be ignored. Some college students have problems such as weak political beliefs, fuzzy ideals and beliefs, distortion of value orientation, weak sense of integrity, lack of social responsibility, weakened spirit of hard work, poor sense of unity and cooperation, and poor psychological quality. Because of this, colleges and universities often become the main place of implementation of hostile forces’ splitting plots, and young students are likely to become prisoners and victims and become potential factors of instability. Therefore, colleges and universities must adhere to running schools and strengthen political education for young students. Through political education, enable young students to fully understand the extreme importance of maintaining the stability of the country and society, and consciously become a political situation that cherishes stability and unity and maintains it. A positive force for social stability, enabling young students to grasp the historical process of national development correctly, establish lofty ideals, and strengthen their determination and confidence in building a more prosperous nation.
The essay argues that politics should be an important aspect of post-secondary schooling in Canada, and this entails education at national, individual and social parts. In short, ideological and political education runs through the entire history of human class society, and the differences between countries in the world are only in political direction, educational content, and wisdom. Canadian political education should have a comprehensive educational practice with political and ideological education as the core and focus, and ideological education, moral education, and psychological education jointly promoted. At present and in the future, it is of great significance to strengthen ideological and political education. The Canadian education system should reflect that the main content of school design political education includes inspiring and socialization, teaching political culture, teaching realism, discussing political issues, participating in politics, developing new ideas, etc. All of which highlights the importance of political education. Political culture, realistic political knowledge, and skills to participate in politics are important, but students’ most urgent need is to find appropriate content for their political ideals. Strengthening the political education of college students will see remarkable results in enhancing Canada’s comprehensive national strength, promoting quality education, training excellent talents, promoting the elimination of racial discrimination, and maintaining national and social stability. In my opinion, political education is of some importance in post-secondary education at the national, personal and social levels. For all three levels, although there may be some conflict and influence on the role over the other, in general, political education is important for the state, the individual, and society, and these roles reinforce and fulfill each other.
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