It is more important for schoolchildren to learn the local culture than the world culture. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people think that all university students should study whatever they like. Others believe that they should only be allowed to study subjects that will be useful in the future, such as those related to science and technology.Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
People have different views about how much choice students should have with regard to what they can study at university. While some argue that it would be better for students to be forced into certain key subject areas, I believe that everyone should be able to study the course of their choice.
There are various reasons why people believe that universities should only offer subjects that will be useful in the future. They may assert that university courses like medicine, engineering and information technology are more likely to be beneficial than certain art degrees. From a personal perspective, it can be argued that these courses provide more job opportunities, career progression, better salaries, and therefore an improved quality of life for students who take them. On the societal level, by forcing people to choose particular university subjects, governments can ensure that any knowledge and skill gaps in the economy are covered. Finally, a focus on technology in higher education could lead to new inventions, economic growth, and greater future prosperity.
In spite of these arguments, I believe that university students should be free to choose their preferred areas of study. In my opinion, society will benefit more if our students are passionate about what they are learning. Besides, nobody can really predict which areas of knowledge will be most useful to society in the future, and it may be that employers begin to value creative thinking skills above practical or technical skills. If this were the case, perhaps we would need more students of art, history and philosophy than of science or technology.
In conclusion, although it might seem sensible for universities to focus only on the most useful subjects, I personally prefer the current system in which people have the right to study whatever they like.
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1）Those whose education allows them to partake fully in the advantages of a globalized culture tend to have a positive attitude towards sharing of values as well as universal developments of technology.
2) Culture is argued to be critically important to business success. With an outlook of how cultural elements varies worldwide, graduates can better support local companies or their own business to survive in a highly competitive global market.
3) It is argued that, under the ever greater impact of global culture invasion, traditional local cultures are either fading out among perceptions of the younger generation or being distorted by western cultural colonization, especially in the third world.
4) Students are expected to learn and respect their local traditions and cultural heritage as a way to collectively identify themselves in the global community as well as to express themselves with unique ways of thinking and personal peace of mind.