what can you say about your commitment to your education?reflection and realization

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clairewait eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This sounds like a really personal question - I'm wondering if you are interested in how we feel, or looking for ideas on how to write how YOU feel...

That said - anyone who is a teacher is pretty committed to their own education.  We have to be, if we want to stay current and more importantly, relevant.  Not only that, but most of us enjoy the process and art and experience of education.  It is the reason we teach - we like it.  So generally speaking, we are not just teachers, but life-long learners.

In relationship to The Chosen, however, consider this.  The novel is a story of characters who are living in families that have specific expectations of them and their futures.  One primary struggle they experience is the decision to do what their fathers expect, or pursue their own hopes and dreams.  How committed are they to their families and to their desires?  I imagine this question is to get you to think about what you would do in such a situation.

We don't necessarily live in such a traditional world - where our education and profession is decided on by our upbringing.  Sure, it still happens, but not nearly as much as it used to.  In order to connect to the characters in this novel, I'm sure your professor is presenting this question in order to get an idea of your foundation.  I encourage you to write the answer like a journal - be as honest with yourself as you can.

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