What is education?

  • (noun): The United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979.
    Synonyms: Department of Education, Education Department
    See also — Additional definitions below

Education

Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, research, or simply through autodidacticism. Generally, it occurs through any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana - Infrastructure - Education - Libraries
... In 1997, Places Rated Almanac recognized Fort Wayne as having the highest reading quotient of any place in North America, due in part to the city's quality library system. ...
Internationalization (Globalization and Education)
... Education is becoming increasingly international ... global rules and norms of how the school should operate and what is education ... another, experiencing a different way of education can often be considered to be the most important, enriching element of an international learning experience ...
Outcome-based Education - What Is OBE?
... Outcome-based education is a model of education that rejects the traditional focus on what the school provides to students, in favor of making students demonstrate ... which may be used to judge if a system has implemented an outcomes-based education systems are Creation of a curriculum framework that outlines specific, measurable outcomes ... A commitment not only to provide an opportunity of education, but to require learning outcomes for advancement ...
Queens' College, Cambridge - Education At Queens'
... Queens' College accepts students from all academic disciplines, except the combination of Education with English and Drama ... As in all other Cambridge colleges, undergraduate education is based on the tutorial system ...
Yaroslavl - Education
... non-state funded institutions for further education in the city is the International Academy for Business and New Technologies (MUBiNT), and also a ...

More definitions of "education":

  • (noun): The gradual process of acquiring knowledge.
    Example: "Education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"
  • (noun): Knowledge acquired by learning and instruction.
    Example: "It was clear that he had a very broad education"
  • (noun): The profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university).
  • (noun): The result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior).
    Synonyms: training, breeding

Famous quotes containing the word education:

    Quintilian [educational writer in Rome around A.D. 100] thought that the earliest years of the child’s life were crucial. Education should start earlier than age seven, within the family. It should not be so hard as to give the child an aversion to learning. Rather, these early lessons would take the form of play—that embryonic notion of kindergarten.
    C. John Sommerville (20th century)

    In that reconciling of God and Mammon which Mrs. Grantly had carried on so successfully in the education of her daughter, the organ had not been required, and had become withered, if not defunct, through want of use.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

    ... all education must be unsound which does not propose for itself some object; and the highest of all objects must be that of living a life in accordance with God’s Will.
    Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878)