Education is the Key to the Future

Jun 2014 #Academics

Widespread studies have shown that education contributes directly to a person’s future earning potential; it supports upward mobility and has a powerful effect on the distribution of income and GDP. Education positions individuals as contenders in a knowledge economy – for jobs today and in the future – as qualified graduates in highly competitive fields, as scientists, mathematicians, physicists, and economists who will shape the country’s future and solidify its place in the global economy. With the potential to dramatically shape future individual earnings and raise their living standard and that of their immediate and extended families as well as impact the economic growth of nations, education is largely considered to be the key to unlocking the future.

Helping students unlock the future through education is a complex undertaking that is made more so due to the accelerated pace of change in today’s technology-based economy. In order to be able to reap the rewards of education, students must have a solid academic foundation; they must be prepared for jobs that do not even exist today – gene screener, space architect, holographer; and they must constantly re-engineer their knowledge and work continuously to hone their soft skills in order to succeed in the wide variety of positions that they will hold over the course of their lives as professionals and members of a global society.

An education that prepares students to succeed in today’s flattened global environment is also part of the key to the future. As students embark on careers that can take them anywhere in the world, the ability to succeed in “multicultural,” “multiracial,” and “multinational” settings is a skill that is increasing in demand. The best schools must provide a rich, international curriculum, serve multicultural student bodies and emphasize the teaching of world languages and cultures. These elements contribute to students’ development as global citizens; they help foster the development of tolerance, promote an open-minded outlook, and teach students to think outside of the box. Experience with these elements also gives students an important edge that is crucial for future integration into multinational settings, whether at university, in the workplace, or in communities around the globe.

As the key to the future, education has the potential to impact communities around the world on many levels. Beyond increasing earning potential, improving living standards or raising GDP, by teaching students to be aware of the importance of practicing social responsibility, education also has the potential to influence the future. To do so, school life should encourage students to take an active role in their education and to make a difference in the lives of others around them. With an emphasis on academics and personal empowerment, schools can graduate students who are academically strong, morally sound, mentally sharp, socially aware, and eager to use their education to change and influence the world around them.

As a global education management organization that has been “changing the world through education” for over 127 years, SABIS® understands that education is the key to the future. In fact, SABIS® has understood this since 1886, when the first member school was established by two visionaries who shared a passion for education and a conviction in its power. They conceived a teaching philosophy that was aimed at delivering a top-quality education that would allow all students, not only the gifted few, to use their education as a means to shape the future. Their vision evolved into a comprehensive, proprietary educational system – the SABIS® Educational System – which is currently followed by over 63,000 students enrolled in private and public SABIS® member schools located in 15 countries on 4 continents. The SABIS® Educational System uses proven teaching methods, a dynamic, international curriculum, cutting-edge technological tools, and an engaging SABIS Student Life Organization® to help students build a strong foundation of knowledge and skills and position them for success in university and beyond.

The success of students enrolled in SABIS® member schools is evident in the excellent results consistently achieved on external examinations such as the International GCSEs, the International Baccalaureate (IB), and Advanced Placement® (AP®). Year after year, SABIS® network-wide external exam results far exceed global averages. Using the key that their education in a SABIS® member school has provided, graduates have opened the door to some of the most prestigious universities in the world, pursued rewarding careers, and become valuable community members and leaders.

Education is the key to the future. At SABIS® we know this and are committed to providing our students with the knowledge and skills needed to unlock a future filled with limitless possibilities.

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