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"Education" is a term which encompasses the teaching of specific skill?s, and also something less tangible but more profound: the imparting of knowledge, good judgement? and wisdom?.

Education begins the minute a baby is born and is life-long. For some, the struggles and triumphs of daily life are far more instructive than formal schooling (Thus Mark Twain: "I never let school interfere with my education.") Family? members have an educational effect which is quite profound -- often more profound than they realize -- though family teaching techniques may be highly informal.

Formal education occurs when society makes a commitment to educate people, usually the young. Formal education has the advantage of being fairly systematic and thorough; but critics have always noted that whomever sponsors formal education, be it a church, the state or some other group, that group will almost always seek to shape its impressionable scholars in that image.

In recent years, life-long education has become far more widespread, and many adults have given up their notion that only children belong in school.

Classical Education -- Reading? -- Math? -- Language? -- Science? -- Ethics -- [Religious education]?

Formal education
[Elementary education]? -- [Secondary education]? -- [College education]? -- [Graduate education]? -- Colleges and universities -- School choice

Educational policy
Literacy -- Standardized testing -- Education reform -- School choice

Informal education
[Early instruction]? -- Home schooling

Theory and Methodology
Educational philosophies--[Teaching methods]? -- Instructional Theories-- Learning theories -- Learning disabilities

F. Matthias Alexander
John Dewey
Hermann Ebbinghaus
Maria Montessori
[Ivan Pavlov]?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
[B.F. Skinner]?

What are our priorities for writing in this area? To help develop a list of the most basic topics in Education, please see Education basic topics.


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