It is impossible for a country like America to develop properly without giving more emphasis to the educational needs of the upcoming generation.
According to Noam Chomsky, a famous cognitive scientist, there are multiple definitions of education, the traditional and the current. The traditional follow the ways of the enlightenment period, which states that a teacher should create an environment that builds a foundation for creativity and inquisitiveness (Chomsky, 2014). .American educational system seems to be following the traditional educational methods. Even then, it failed to develop curiosity and creativity in the minds of the students. The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word, curiosity as a strong desire to know or learn something. Although there is a definitive definition of the word in dictionaries, it means something different to everyone. Typically, intellectual curiosity is a major driving force for people to seek knowledge of and understand what is not yet known scientifically, and also in other disciplines of subject areas.
Thus, the traditional definition of education should be re-examined to provide a more meaningful explanation for the current educational setting.
The traditional educational model is imposed by the government. This is the basic education received in public schools that stifles student’s creativity in contrast to the ways of the enlightenment model used in higher education today which allows students to pursue their own educational freedom and allows them to take classes that correspond to everyday life or even more so there desired career. .The new educational environment should encourage individuals to constantly seek deeper understanding and to contribute the knowledge learned to human intelligence. In this paper, the ideals of great philosophers such as Socrates, Aristotle, and many others are reviewed.
According to Aristotle, “Education is a function of the .State and is conducted, primarily at least, for the ends of the State.