Education encompasses teaching
, and also something less tangible but more profound: the imparting of knowledge
, good judgement
. Education has as one of its fundamental goals the imparting of culture
from generation to generation (see socialization
). Education is 'to draw out'. This means facilitating realisation of self-potential and latent talents of an individual.
The education of an individual human begins at birth and continues throughout life. Some believe that education begins even before birth, as evidenced by some parents' playing music or reading to the baby in the womb in the hope it will influence the child's development. For some, the struggles and triumphs of daily life provide far more instruction than does formal schooling (thus Mark Twain's admonition to "never let school interfere with your education"). Family members may have a profound educational effect — often more profound than they realize — though family teaching may function very informally; but formality only proves the education outside the family that is also being taught.
is a collective term for the scientific and cultural community engaged in higher education
, taken as a whole. The word comes from the akademeia
just outside ancient Athens
, where the gymnasium
was made famous by Plato
as a center of learning. The sacred space had formerly been an olive grove, hence the expression "the groves of Academe". By extension Academia
has come to connote the cultural accumulation of knowledge
, its development and transmission across generations and its practitioners. In the 17th century
popularized the term to describe certain types of institutions of higher learning. The English adopted the form academy
while the French adopted the forms academe
Some sociologists have divided, but not limited, academia into four basic historical types: ancient academia, early academia, academic societies and the modern university. There are at least two models of academia: a European model developed since ancient times, as well as an American model developed by Benjamin Franklin in the mid-18th century and Thomas Jefferson in the early 19th century.
Memorial Hall is the civil war monument that now serves as Sanders Theater and the Annenberg freshman dining hall at Harvard University.
Maria Montessori (August 31, 1870 – May 6, 1952) was an Italian educator, scientist, physician, philosopher, feminist, and humanitarian, and the first early childhood educator to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Montessori Method of education that she derived from this experience has subsequently been applied successfully to children and is quite popular in many parts of the world. Despite much criticism of her method in the early 1930s-1940s, her method of education has been applied and has undergone a revival. It can now be found on six continents and throughout the United States.
- ...that a polymath (also known as a polyhistor) is a person who excels in multiple fields, particularly in both arts and sciences. The most common other term for this phenomenon is Renaissance man?
||Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.
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The Daily Pennsylvanian
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:32:10 -0700
Vice Provost for Education Andrew Binns will step down from his position after this year, Provost Vincent Price said on Thursday at a meeting with Daily Pennsylvanian staff. Price said he plans to assemble a search committee to identify a replacement ...
Department of Defense
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0700
The GI Bill Comparison Tool is designed to make it easier for veterans, service members, and family members to estimate their GI Bill education benefits and learn more about VA's approved college, university, and other education and training programs ...
The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0700
Even during its six-year funding freeze, Louisiana's state education financing ranked near the middle when compared to other states. In 2012, Louisiana ranked 30th -- with an average of $5,392 per student -- among 50 states in state funding for public ...
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