Higher Education - What is Higher Learning?

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Higher Education

What is 'higher education'? Higher education is the center and key element of all civilization advancements. That is one of the primary definitions that comes to mind when asked about higher education at a university. Another definition about higher learning at a university is for oneself to learn who he or she really is in life. That person is also responsible for forming some kind of lifestyle according to what he or she has grasped onto from the university way of living. Many people also consider as true that a university is a place to receive a proof that he or she is qualified to work in a particular field of study as a professional. Each person should have the right to attend an educational institution seeking their own interpretation of higher learning. There are some people that have the resources, whether it be wealth or academically, to access higher learning at a university, but for those who do not, they have to be content with what they have learned through earlier years of school to succeed in life.

It is important to enlighten a national culture on traditional values that were established in the past may they be good or bad. In Virginia Woolf's case she was locked out of a male dominated university lifestyle where women were considered unnecessary of attaining knowledge. In her time period, at the University of Oxbridge, Woolf witnessed how only male students were taken seriously about education and even when a young woman tried to enter the library alone she was taken for a ignoramus and sent on her way. A civilization cannot further advance at any kind of distance without researching its misjudgments in the past and correcting them. Woolf's situation is a prime example in the controversy of...