Students will not succeed in life if they don't develop the important skills which they will need to help them take part in all areas of life. In addition to academic skills, another aim of education should be to develop the ability to choose from the large amount of information that bombards them every day. Showing awareness and an understanding of ethnic differences will certainly help them and they should try to be as ethical as possible.
Encouraging our young learners to develop and support their own viewpoint on education will evetually make them aware of their own potential so that they can develop their own intellectual growth and important personal skills such as the ability to contribute to a group in teamwork. As Bill Beattie said: " The aim of education should be to teach us how to think, rather than what to think - to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves rather than to load the memory with thoughts of other men."
What matters most in education is not only the accumulation of knowledge but the development of the young learner's thinking.