Topics: Education, Higher education, Educational psychology, High school / Pages: 19 (5339 words) / Published: Apr 21st, 2014
Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of others, but may also be autodidactic.[1] Any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. Education is commonly divided into stages such as preschool, primary school, secondary school and then college, university or apprenticeship.

A right to education has been recognized by some governments. At the global level, Article 13 of the United Nations' 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights recognizes the right of everyone to an education.[2] Although education is compulsory in most places up to a certain age, attendance at school often isn't, and a minority of parents choose home-schooling, e-learning or similar for their children.

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1 Etymology
2 History
3 Formal education
3.1 Preschool
3.2 Primary
3.3 Secondary
3.4 Tertiary (higher)
3.5 Vocational
3.6 Special
4 Other educational forms
4.1 Alternative
4.2 Indigenous
4.3 Informal learning
4.4 Self-directed learning
4.5 Open education and e-learning
5 Development goals
5.1 Internationalization
5.2 Education and technology in developing countries
5.3 Private v public funding in developing countries
6 Educational theory
6.1 Purpose of schools
6.2 Educational psychology
6.3 Learning modalities
6.4 Philosophy
6.5 Curriculum
6.6 Instruction
7 Economics
8 See also
9 References
10 External links
Etymologically, the word "education" is derived from the Latin ēducātiō ("A breeding, a bringing up, a rearing") from ēdūcō ("I educate, I train") which is related to the homonym ēdūcō ("I lead forth, I take out; I raise up, I erect") from ē- ("from, out of") and dūcō ("I lead, I conduct").[3]

Education can take place

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