Reading Reaction Journal #3
(2008, April 15th). The Irish Times Retrieved November 17th, from http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?
In this article, mainly the problem of Ireland about education is mentioned. That is not to spend enough money on education. According to the author, most of big groups of countries spend money more than about 7.0 per cent of GDP while the rest of countries, only eight countries, spend less than that. Especially, Ireland has much educational population while the others have just 20 per cent of whole population. From 1995 to 2004, Ireland spent much on education though it doesn’t last while any other countries spend more money than what they had spent. In the past, Ireland decided to spend much money on education, but it did not work so easily. Moreover, while America spent much money on higher education, Ireland could not do that because of less enough private sources. The country that has those problems still has to struggle to solve these problems. If this country can spend enough money, 7.0 per cent of GDP, this country can solve many problems like the lack of pre-school problem, the size issue in primary school, the supporting second-level system, children that have emotional or behavioral problems, and so on.
Through reading this article, I think about the expenditure on education of Japan. In this article, Japan is also the country that spends less money on education. That is mentioned Japan has less educational population in this article, but I still think Japan also has to spend more money on education. I think to educate well will lead to common wealth of the country, so I strongly agree with the article and the author. Thinking about Japanese education, I also think the biggest problem is the difference of institution’s quality among prefectures. Indeed, there are prefectures that have enough money to spend on education or not, but I think there must not be difference among them. This is the reason why I think the privacy sources are good things for good education. It is said that teachers cannot expect much salary in Japan. This is also caused by the less expenditure. That is the reason why I strongly think that all countries should spend enough money on education to be great educated countries.