Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Learning the Basics

Trading currencies can be a great way to make money, unfortunately a lot of people are afraid to try it. The biggest reason that people are afraid of trading forex is that they are confused by how the process works. There is no doubting that if all of your trading experience is in stocks you will find things to be very different. However once you pick up the basics the rest will fall into place pretty quickly.

The area that gives a lot of people the most trouble when they start learning how to trade forex is the terminology that is used. If you come from a background of trading stocks you will notice that it is quite a bit different. Before you even start trading forex the first thing that you are going to have to learn is the terminology. It will take you a little bit of time but once you start working with forex and making some practice trades you will pick it up pretty quickly.

The next thing that you have to make sure that you understand before you can start trading forex is the way that prices are determined. Again this is very different than the way it occurs on the stock market. The big thing here is to realize that the value of one currency is measured against another. That means that when you are trading currencies you are actually trading them in pairs. You really only care about how the currencies move against each other. They may both decline relative to a third currency and it will have no impact on your trade.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Formal Versus Informal Education

There is a long-lasting debate in some circles about the relative intrinsic worth of formal and informal education. This debate may impact our work in a literacy program. We have to differentiate between formal and informal-education and why it is necessary in this rapid world and especially countries like Pakistan.

Formal Education

The term formal education refers to the structured and prearranged educational system provided by the state for children of that country. In most countries, the formal education system is state-supported and state-operated. In some countries like Pakistan, the state allows and certifies private systems which provide a comparable even some time much better education.

Informal education

It is very simple to understand Informal Education as informal means unofficial and it is called informal education because;

    No regular curriculum
    Not obligatory
    No formal certification

The Government can or can not support the whole program as it is mostly refer to the social base programs. Mostly education/training or awareness for this purpose is organized outside of the formally school. Most typically, the term or phrase in-formal education is used to refer to adult literacy and continuing education for adults.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Its Importance and Need in the Society

Sex Education, as the term clearly indicates, refers to education which is based on human sexual behavior. Parents, schools or caretakers offer it in some parts of the world to educate the children, who are stepping into their adolescence. If formally received, sex education is either taught as a full course at high school or junior high school level or in biology, health, home economics classes. Teaching sex education is rather a controversial issue; debates have been going on for several decades discussing if it should be taught formally in schools or not. Sex education in schools should exist without any doubts and apprehensions as it offers many benefits.

Adolescence is called the "age of storm and stress". The young teenagers, during this phase of life are under deep psychological pressure. Mainly, this psychological pressure is the result of one's growing sexual needs and the biological changes and hormonal effects on the individuals. During this time, most of the children are observed to become easily irritable. They find it difficult in most situations to deal with the family members. They might not want to talk to them about the natural changes taking place in their body and mind. In such circumstances, one highly suitable option is that of the teachers who are able to teach them to control their urges until a proper age. In schools, trained teachers would help the students to know how to deal with their sexual impulses. This role can not be replaced by parents or other entities. A classroom discussion and lesson would make them feel it is natural, and they would also feel that they are being understood by someone. However, taking them individually to psychologists or other trained educators would not help. In such a situation they might consider themselves to be different and misunderstood by family and people around them. Therefore, it becomes crystal clear that the best way to offer sex education is always in school.

It is a psychological phenomenon that children at young age are under an immense peer pressure. Something that they learn in the class with their peer group is what makes a better impression on their minds than otherwise. They are more focused in the lessons that teachers offer and are more eager asking question to clear their ambiguities. They might feel embarrassed and uneasy questioning their parents about it, but it always differs in case of the teacher in the class. This is because everyone in the class is going through the same stage. A class discussion becomes healthy source of learning as it helps in enhancing the knowledge on the subject.