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a Further Education/FE collegeBritish English (= where adults can go to study, especially part-time)
a system of government/education/justice etc
▪ Why was Britain so slow to develop a national system of education?
a university education
▪ I did not have the advantage of a university education.
adult education
an education centre
▪ Many elderly people come to the education centre to learn to use computers.
an education/health/sports etc correspondent
▪ Here is our sports correspondent with all the details.
bilingual education
▪ The report proposed bilingual education in schools.
community education
▪ Community education includes classes, workshops, and summer schools.
compulsory schooling/education
▪ 11 years of compulsory education
continuing education
defence/welfare/education etc spending (=spending on defence etc)
▪ Further cuts in defence spending are being considered.
driver's education
education reform
▪ Teachers say the government's education reforms are causing stress.
elementary education
elementary education
full-time job/education etc
▪ We aim to double the number of young people in full-time study.
further education
health/welfare/education expenditure (=money that a government spends on providing health services, welfare, or education)
▪ There has been a steady rise in welfare expenditure.
higher education
physical education
private education
receive education/training
▪ 16 to 18-year-olds receiving full-time education
sex education
special education
teacher training/education (=professional training to become a teacher)
tertiary education
the defence/education etc budget
▪ We had to make cuts in the defence budget.
the Department of Health/Trade/Education etc (=in a government)
▪ the U.S. Department of Agriculture
the finance/education etc committee
work in industry/education/publishing etc
▪ The studies were undertaken by people working in education.
▪ Some former course members have since obtained fulltime teaching posts in adult education.
▪ Effectuated rage is a forbidden concept in the politics of adult education.
▪ Overall it is clear that two parallel developments have been taking place in adult education for the unemployed.
▪ Update and refine your skills, preferably in adult education programs at a local college.
▪ That shows what adult education can do.
▪ Holy Trinity also sponsors ambitious programs in adult education, Jesuit spirituality and social outreach.
▪ The role of adult education networks and institutions whose mission encompasses a strong social purpose is now an urgent issue.
▪ This was largely the result of the application of khozraschet and the transference of funds for adult education to local budgets.
▪ The Sandinistas quickly conceded the principle of bilingual education, and incorporated local languages into the 1980 literacy crusade.
▪ Some educators pose the same kind of questions about Ebonics that have been raised about other bilingual education programs.
▪ It also proposed bilingual education in schools and the creation of a secretariat of external relations and an environmental agency.
▪ Here, in this otherwise familiar classroom, bilingual education is being practiced.
▪ This means that bilingual education must be focused on from an early age and given a high profile throughout the school system.
▪ More aid also is proposed for bilingual education, special education and school construction and repairs.
▪ If this measure could indeed alienate Latinos, why do several recent polls show overwhelming support from Latinos for dismantling bilingual education?
▪ Among Labour voters only 8 % are against the principle of comprehensive education.
▪ The example of comprehensive education is again interesting.
▪ I am extremely proud of the comprehensive education system.
▪ The commission favours comprehensive education, making it easier for children to transfer between groups.
▪ I suspect this, like compulsory religious education, gave me a lifelong scepticism about obligatory elements in any curriculum.
▪ A child who lives in a state that requires school attendance must attend some acceptable school during the years of compulsory education.
▪ All of these are eligible for points under the Law society's compulsory continuing education scheme.
▪ The State advances two primary arguments in support of its system of compulsory education.
▪ And yet I must. Compulsory state education for all is, in the historical sense, a recent phenomenon.
▪ The law which makes Work Experience possible for young people in their last year of compulsory education specifically forbids their receiving payment.
▪ Parents usually keep their children at home for a couple of years after they have completed their six years of compulsory education.
▪ The period of costly childhood dependency was further lengthened by the introduction of compulsory education from 1880.
▪ Then, at last, elementary education will dies.
▪ As drafted, neither bill would deny public elementary or secondary education to illegal immigrants, as Proposition 187 sought to do.
▪ They spend six years in elementary education and three years in junior high school.
▪ The specialists in elementary education meanwhile focus their attention on the methods and materials appropriate to elementary years.
▪ It is no use trying to give technical teaching to our artisans without elementary education ....
▪ In Brown v. Board of Education, which dealt specifically with elementary education, the Court took the final logical step.
▪ There was universal elementary education in Britain - a century behind Prussia, and three behind Saxony.
▪ Hence there was an extension of the powers of local government and the state intervened after 1870 to provide universal elementary education.
▪ Of respectable working-class background with some pretentions to gentility, without formal education, she nevertheless possessed an instinctive refinement of manner.
▪ In a society that valued upward mobility, formal education became a gateway to economic and social success.
▪ There is a regular seminar programme, and easy access to professional bodies and institutions concerned with formal and non-formal education.
▪ However, formal education is usually necessary for advancement.
▪ Consequently, black youths in many instances are not keen on formal education in any case.
▪ Candidates who have the most formal education and who are willing to relocate should have the best job prospects.
▪ A severely asthmatic child, a brilliant cricketer, he had no formal education whatsoever.
▪ But today students need more formal education to learn the academic skills that increasingly are required on the job.
▪ Spouses may be encouraged to attend language courses at colleges of further education.
▪ The present totality of teacher education for further education staff has grown in an adhoc fashion.
▪ These courses, run by further education colleges, are all based on National Certificate Modules.
▪ This is sometimes possible, too, if you have attended a further or adult education college.
▪ In some areas specific further education colleges will be involved as members of the Compact partnership.
▪ Only 10 percent of Southern blacks have completed a college education, and further education courses are scarce.
▪ Other than wanting local authority control of further education, Labour has no policy on that matter either.
▪ The lecturer in further education found teaching too difficult when his hearing failed.
▪ This extends the earlier more general overview on education and training for online searching written by Wanger in 1979.
▪ These include classes on parenting, self-esteem, conflict resolution and prep courses for the general education diploma exam.
▪ Work Experience should be seen within the content of general education.
▪ The homiletic nod toward the interconnection of general education and research is commonplace.
▪ To raise significantly the general level of education.
▪ A second approach to conceptualizing a general education is in terms of the society or culture of which it is a part.
▪ The success of this sales communication will be constrained by the general level of education within the culture.
▪ Nor is there much evidence pointing to their general education as the origin of their vision and managerial skill.
▪ The value of higher education, on this view, is in direct proportion to the critical capacities of its graduates.
▪ While she affirmed learning across social classes, Jane Addams was a critic of higher education.
▪ Clearly, much research goes on in institutions of higher education.
▪ This was by no means simply a matter of higher education becoming more utilitarian.
▪ Advanced degrees in higher education administration, educational supervision, and college student affairs are offered in many colleges and universities.
▪ The question, though, is whether or not, qua institutions of higher education, they have an obligation to sponsor research.
▪ Between 1979 and 1993, a worker with a high school education lost 18. 2 percent in real weekly earnIngs.
▪ And in the liberal idea of education, equal account might be taken of student choice and breadth of study.
▪ Students at the baccalaureate level also are paying more attention to applied fields of study than to a general liberal arts education.
▪ This category was clearly intended to introduce and promote study opportunities in liberal adult education.
▪ He has received the advantage of a liberal education, and possesses a very extensive degree of legal knowledge.
▪ In the liberal model, education tends to be seen, to some extent, in isolation from the social structure.
▪ I was brimming with hopes for obtaining a good liberal arts education, then training in journalism.
▪ There are vocational arguments for traditional liberal education.
▪ But pure liberal education exists to civilise its beneficiaries rather than to fit them for employment.
▪ The many drafts of the report on Birmingham local education authority showed inconsistencies.
▪ As we have seen, local education authorities responded to these many initiatives from central government.
▪ They can, however, apply for a discretionary award from their local education authority.
▪ He said the Government was providing £10 million for truancy projects in 74 local education authorities.
▪ He remains the only deaf person in Britain ever to be appointed headmaster of a deaf school by a local education authority.
▪ Some local education authorities assess children at the end of primary school in order to make allocations to secondary schools.
▪ The Education Bill of 1987 is the first ever piece of legislation to restrict the powers of local education authorities.
▪ The exceptions were the teachers in such subjects as physical education, art, and the crafts.
▪ He retired as head of the men's physical education department at Central Missouri State University in 1976.
▪ We were standing around him in a ragged semi-circle in the gym at the end of our physical education period.
▪ According to the report, physical education classes around the nation are not demanding enough.
▪ Yet in 13 of the 63, music or physical education, or both, have more than one.
▪ When circumstances are more dangerous, as in shop or physical education, a teacher would be expected to exercise greater care.
▪ History, geography, technology, music, religious education, art and physical education were not dealt with in separate departments.
▪ At first she went part-time and, after being uncertain about her major for a time, she settled on physical education.
▪ In many of the places that I visited, universal primary education is not yet established.
▪ For each of these components of primary education the investigator is concerned to improve the quality of initial training.
▪ Despite the integrative intentions of recent legislation, the Authority continued its administrative separation of special educational needs from primary education.
▪ It is therefore unnecessary to discuss primary education separately.
▪ Once we begin to build primary education from neat blocks of acceptable and appropriate knowledge, teachers will tend to teach accordingly.
▪ This is necessary too in the management of primary and secondary education.
Private medicine turned out to be one of these issues, and private education another.
▪ They said they hope the publicity will lead to scholarship money for a private education for Miranda.
▪ These schools now provided a free alternative to expensive private education - so that the number of middle-class children in them rose.
▪ In due course I shall return to my private education on the London trading floor.
▪ At present rates, an average private education will cost you about £50,000 by the end.
▪ A private education hardly comes cheap: students have to pay up to $ 15,000.
▪ Strolling, they pondered public education versus private schooling.
▪ We are more likely to support public education, health, and child care measures.
▪ We must consider priorities for public expenditure on education, as elsewhere.
▪ First, we had public education before we had Social Security.
▪ Where policy has to be settled over such matters as public health or education, statistical and factual material is needed.
▪ Second, there are several unique factors that argue for public financing of education.
▪ In public sector higher education there is also a steady stream of requirements for special lists or figures.
▪ Ignorance: to be eliminated by universal, free public education. 5.
▪ In January 1990 new laws were approved abolishing state supervision of activities of the churches and allowing religious education in schools.
▪ After his religious education advisors had reviewed the program, he banned it from archdiocesan schools.
▪ The authority had also accused him of encouraging homosexuality in his religious education lessons.
▪ Several previous archdiocesan directors of religious education had given the program excellent evaluations.
▪ Puskat started life in 1969 producing audio visuals for religious education.
▪ I suspect this, like compulsory religious education, gave me a lifelong scepticism about obligatory elements in any curriculum.
▪ All I shall do at this stage is to give a summary of how I see effective religious education.
▪ Catholic teachers are urged to consider the benefits of such a process of formation for all in religious education.
▪ Small wonder that there was little time or taste for theorizing about ideal forms of secondary education.
▪ Many of them bring not only immigrant drive and first-generation values but a solid, if narrow, secondary school education.
▪ Increased attention to secondary education meant that justice had to be seen to be done.
▪ As drafted, neither bill would deny public elementary or secondary education to illegal immigrants, as Proposition 187 sought to do.
▪ Whether primary, secondary or adult education, the teaching situation is a human transaction, an interchange between persons.
▪ Other booklets and leaflets for primary and secondary education.
▪ Another important effect of the Act was the growth of provision for secondary education.
▪ This will give all pupils the benefit of five complete years of secondary education.
▪ These authorities control a huge slice of public spending such as social services, education, fire and the police.
▪ Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, education and the Pentagon.
▪ Trade unionism became a key element in national solidarity and social education.
▪ But I think that these fleeting vignettes are critical to social studies education.
▪ Treasury does, however, recognise a social dimension to education and recommends government intervention to help the disadvantaged.
▪ He announced large increases in spending on social welfare, education and the environment while stressing his commitment to low taxation.
▪ We depend upon others for this kind of social education throughout life.
▪ Specialized practice teaching; Social work education.
▪ There is a contradiction which has pervaded responses to the National Curriculum in special education.
▪ In special education, there are 13 categories of handicaps that make students eligible for the program.
▪ In addition, conductive education does offer higher expectations than those to which special education has aspired.
▪ The current state formula for funding special education is based on what districts were spending for special education in fiscal 1979-80.
▪ For many of those who are disabled from birth or during childhood, special education is obviously necessary.
▪ Amazingly, this policy holds for students formerly segregated into special education classes.
▪ The differences between authorities are particularly marked in the case of special education.
▪ Every special education teacher is worked with at least once a month, and other teachers are seen at their request.
▪ History has much to contribute to vocational education in both its narrower and broader definitions.
▪ Effective school-to-work systems are not just a new and improved version of vocational education.
▪ These quite explicitly linked vocational education with the low status black people were expected to occupy in the social hierarchy.
▪ It usually consists of part-time jobs offered as one component of vocational education in high schools.
▪ The classes offered by the project reflected an emphasis on instrumental and vocational education.
▪ In many places, it has been relegated to a reform of vocational education.
▪ It has focused on congestion, vocational education and the freight sector's public image.
▪ At least nine states now tie their funding for vocational education to job placement rates.
▪ Local education authorities provide a similar service through educational computing centres, where they have been established.
▪ These schemes may be set up in liaison with local education authorities and school governors.
▪ I got a job under a free-thinking Head in one of the most progressive education authorities.
▪ The fees would be paid direct to institutions on students' behalf by local education authorities.
▪ In Worcestershire, the education authority is committed to parity of excellence for all of its comprehensive schools.
▪ Local education authorities have lost their polytechnics.
▪ State power, and consequently that of the education authorities, may have been eroded, but it still controls formal education.
▪ The many drafts of the report on Birmingham local education authority showed inconsistencies.
▪ At present Wolverhampton appears to employ more non-teaching staff than teachers under its education budget.
▪ All 3 political groups on the county council, supported by hundreds of parents, agreed an education budget above Government limits.
▪ The rise in government expenditure especially benefited the education budget which was increased by 8.6 percent to F228,000 million.
▪ Now schools are forecasting more job losses as £7m comes off the education budget.
▪ Governors have taken to raiding education budgets in order to finance the ballooning costs of Medicaid and prisons.
▪ This week the council said the 7.5 percent pay rise given to teachers left them with an education budget shortfall of £2.5m.
▪ The federal government controls just 6% of the education budget.
▪ The Government plans to increase education budgets, in real terms, by 3.2 percent.
▪ Only 10 percent of Southern blacks have completed a college education, and further education courses are scarce.
▪ However, auditing or data processing experience and college education may be substituted for up to 3 years.
▪ Experience has shown that employment potential and the needs of the employer require more than just school or college education.
▪ Beyond that, McCord said she hopes to get a job and find a legitimate way to obtain a college education.
▪ He noted that the amount spent on drugs could have bought four-year college educations for 1 million people.
▪ And guess what: I got me a college education.
▪ Your own father out slaving day and night so that you'd have a college education.
▪ The earnings of women with a college education were not much higher than those of women who only graduated from high school.
▪ Programs of health education for professionals, as well as for the public, were introduced.
▪ Conclusions More comprehensive interventions than school health education alone will be needed to reduce teenage smoking.
▪ Clinical and research interests include psychiatric, paediatric and adult nursing; midwifery; community nursing and health education.
▪ Certain health education topics such as bereavement, child abuse and education for parenthood were omitted by large numbers of schools.
▪ Problems which could be inherent in a more opportunistic approach to health education should be avoided.
▪ How are health education priorities determined in schools?
▪ Is he further aware that a problem exists in finding suitable financial resources for nursery education?
▪ Are these the partnership circumstances in which we want children to receive nursery education?
▪ First, a nursery education for all three and four year olds whose parents wish by the year 2000.
▪ Must they wait until they are four, and then go into part-time nursery education?
▪ For example, why a continuing education program now?
▪ The government uses them to plan food and nutrition education programs.
▪ Update and refine your skills, preferably in adult education programs at a local college.
▪ The university is known for many things, he said, most notably its teacher education programs.
▪ It would ban racial and gender preferences in all state government hiring, contracting and education programs.
▪ Your education programs should be designed to accommodate different needs within your workforce.
▪ The National Foundation of Funeral Service offers a continuing education program designed for active practitioners in the field.
▪ On the other hand, in urban areas there are now more opportunities for women with high school education to find jobs.
▪ They were also more likely to have had more than a high school education and tended to have a higher household income.
▪ All children receive a primary and secondary school education.
▪ Young people in rural areas can expect little more than basic primary school education and the girls may not even receive that.
▪ The best students, who attended one of the few selective schools, received the equivalent of a high-quality prep school education.
▪ Keenly interested in school education, Thomson was a strong believer in the species of grammar school which he himself had attended.
▪ Autonomy was replaced by control-most notably through the national curriculum, now reaching pre-#school education.
▪ In earlier periods pressures to provide an education service fitted to the needs of the society have been observed.
▪ The adult education service in Croydon is well supported by the local authority.
▪ More than anything else, the key to equality of opportunity is the availability of a marvellous education service.
▪ He says education services for young people need to be improved.
▪ The position of ethnic minorities with regard to the use of education services is predictable.
▪ They have very little time to talk; our education services allow scant space for the education of its own workers.
▪ All who work within the education service are acutely aware of the pressure for change at all levels.
▪ The Act marks the most significant shift in direction of the education service since that of 1944.
▪ The education system was so different: the two times table, for instance - same tune, different lyrics.
▪ Finally, two-year colleges have proved to be among the most flexible and dynamic parts of the education system.
▪ Student power, Danny the Red, Tariq Ali, debates on the irrelevance of the education system.
▪ The inequality built into the education system simply reinforces the position of black children.
▪ If such integration were the aim, it would immediately have enormous resource implications in an already impoverished education system.
▪ It can only reduce student numbers and make our education system more unequal.
▪ The work of the Quality Assurance Unit will go a long way in restoring public confidence in the education system.
▪ The combination of economic crisis with government discrimination and neglect is reflected in the education system.
▪ These pressures both reflect and contribute to an uncertainty about the role of teacher education within higher education.
▪ What then does teacher education involve and how does it differ as a concept from teacher training?
▪ It includes but extends beyond their contribution to teacher education.
▪ In the mid-seventies recruitment fell, and the process of overall contraction in teacher education began, and rapidly accelerated.
▪ One major subject area within the polytechnics that has developed considerably in recent years is that of teacher education.
▪ Colleges could not longer sustain their initial teacher education?
▪ Other proposals for teacher education courses were submitted before the end of the decade, but none was approved.
▪ Thirdly, there are the relatively few institutions which have remained very largely monotechnic, concentrating on teacher education.
▪ The prospect of a university education must appear as an unattainable dream: some are successful but these are exceptional cases.
▪ Major is the first Tory prime minister since Winston Churchill without a university education.
▪ Mr Clare told his son he had been saving the money he would have spent on his university education for him.
▪ As employers demand higher skills, students everywhere want access to a university education.
▪ It's his university education you know - it tells, it tells.
▪ The social life is an important facet of university education, and Eva had always been a sociable person.
▪ This ensured that the practice of medicine was based on possession of a university education, from which women were barred.
▪ There is some justification for treating user education in universities, polytechnics and the colleges of further and higher education separately.
▪ Has evaluation kept pace with the growing number of courses and programmes in user education?
▪ Their user education work therefore has a double focus - short-term and long-term library and information needs.
▪ Most user education programmes have so far been very much of a local nature with little attempt to communicate experience to others.
▪ Reference should also be made to several useful surveys of user education published in recent years.
▪ The decision that needs to be made is whether children should continue their education in Britain or accompany their parents overseas.
▪ The fact remains that one only becomes a good lawyer by continuing education beyond law school.
▪ We will continue to expand higher education and training.
▪ But at some point, probably sooner than you think, you will need to continue your education.
▪ Eleven percent were continuing their education.
▪ The numbers of students in full-time education in the West had been dropping since the 1970s, and this trend continued.
▪ Advised to continue his education, Bevan went to Owens College, Manchester, between 1877 and 1879.
▪ Alternative medicine is now a staple of continuing education at Harvard University Medical School.
▪ Second, it is purposeful, directed towards improving the effectiveness of education.
▪ He is a Man of very good sense, but not much improved in his education.
▪ The motive behind the shake-up has been to improve post-16 education.
▪ Recognizing this, a number of black parents no longer see integration as central to an improved education for their children.
▪ Effective school-to-work systems are not just a new and improved version of vocational education.
▪ New policies on developing the backward western provinces and improving health, education and social welfare are stressed.
▪ The Eisenhower grant, established in the 1950s, is aimed at improving education in science, math and technology.
▪ Parents convinced that the illness is real must lean on schools to provide special education services.
▪ Hence there was an extension of the powers of local government and the state intervened after 1870 to provide universal elementary education.
▪ Grandmother Alsop provided a good education, and then they were on their own.
▪ The former provides a remarkable education resource whilst conserving a very important Anglo-Saxon burial ground.
▪ The second strand of the duty to provide further education for adults falls to the local education authorities.
▪ The Circular exhorted LEAs to consider new ways of providing opportunities for adult education, including co-operation with universities and voluntary bodies.
▪ That college provides an excellent education to many pupils in Bradford.
▪ After receiving his early education from a tutor, he entered Trinity College, Cambridge, as a fellow commoner in 1725.
▪ Each young man displays high intelligence and receives an excellent education in colonial schools.
▪ Are these the partnership circumstances in which we want children to receive nursery education?
▪ I received an extraordinary education from the public schools, but also from one other source-the New York Public Library.
▪ Those who receive training are lesser than those who receive education.
▪ I received an outstanding education, tuition free.
▪ In the school, children are expected to receive the education of the book.
▪ City would have consisted instead of relatively successful graduates of the public schools and immigrants who had received a solid education abroad.
▪ He cut 2, 000 jobs, but promised to maintain spending on education, health and transport.
▪ Every day you have to spend something on education.
▪ Morrice became a moderately wealthy merchant, spending generously on the education of young men for the dissenting ministry.
▪ He said Democrats want to spend the money on education, training and other programs.
▪ Any increases in spending on education were seen as insufficient by staff and students alike at major universities.
▪ The current state formula for funding special education is based on what districts were spending for special education in fiscal 1979-80.
▪ We might expect a clear relationship, for example, between the number of school children and the amount of spending on education.
▪ In the United States, expenditures on prisons had, for the first time, matched spending on education.
▪ Information is available on all kinds of education and training opportunities, full and part-time, vocational and non-vocational.
▪ Basil realised that there was a whole lot more to education than training for livelihood with its over-emphasis on examinations.
▪ Discussions between the school district and Austin Community College about sharing education and training facilities also got under way.
▪ The federal Family Support Act of 1988 required many welfare recipients to participate in education, training, or work.
▪ That will be accomplished by putting the jobless at the front of the line for the new education and training program.
▪ He said Democrats want to spend the money on education, training and other programs.
▪ Monday, prospective jurors filled out a six-page questionaire that asked about their jobs, education and military training.
Bachelor of Arts/Science/Education etc
▪ A Bachelor of Education course lasts three or four years.
Master of Arts/Science/Education etc
▪ He addressed more than 100 businessmen studying for a Master of Arts Business Administration exam.
▪ Miss Sue Lawley, journalist and broadcaster. Master of Arts.
▪ Miss Tessa Sanderson, international athlete. Master of Science.
▪ Spenser could consider himself a gentleman only on the basis of having been to university and acquired a Master of Arts degree.
a thirst for knowledge/education/information etc
comprehensive education/system
▪ Among Labour voters only 8 % are against the principle of comprehensive education.
▪ I am extremely proud of the comprehensive education system.
▪ The comprehensive system itself remains subject to similar investigation.
▪ The example of comprehensive education is again interesting.
▪ The fourth school is situated on the edge of a large industrial city which operates a completely comprehensive system.
▪ The important issue for reformers was the creation of a national, comprehensive system offering guidance, placement, and after-care.
▪ The result will be a more coherent and comprehensive system by which to maintain standards in our awards.
▪ We will discuss here two different methods which have the advantage that they can be combined into a more comprehensive system.
formal education/training/qualifications
▪ But today students need more formal education to learn the academic skills that increasingly are required on the job.
▪ Entry-level budget analysts may receive some formal training when they begin their jobs.
▪ Mekki had little formal education, a bullying manner and a longshoreman's fondness for obscenity.
▪ Not only did the managers gain skills and knowledge from formal training, but they also augmented their networks of relationships.
▪ The ritualistic quality of the formal training programs was not lost on the neW managers.
▪ Then, of course, the whole process of formal education is a crucial socialising agency.
▪ We believe that formal training in the use of the laryngeal mask would be beneficial to any physician dealing with such cases.
▪ Yet there is undoubtedly a very positive value placed on formal education by black families.
liberal education
▪ But Newman was right to warn of the utilitarian threat to liberal education.
▪ But pure liberal education exists to civilise its beneficiaries rather than to fit them for employment.
▪ Can society afford the luxury of providing young children with the beginnings of a liberal education?
▪ He has received the advantage of a liberal education, and possesses a very extensive degree of legal knowledge.
▪ The second thing that some universities do is provide liberal education for its own sake.
▪ There are vocational arguments for traditional liberal education.
nursery education/unit/teacher etc
▪ A nursery unit was built in 1977 and has two teachers.
▪ Are these the partnership circumstances in which we want children to receive nursery education?
▪ First, a nursery education for all three and four year olds whose parents wish by the year 2000.
▪ He is always pleased to see his nursery teacher but is terrified that she will think he is a naughty boy.
▪ In one instance a nursery teacher felt that she should praise a little boy every time he spoke to her.
▪ Is he further aware that a problem exists in finding suitable financial resources for nursery education?
▪ Keith Mitchell, director of education, has recommended consideration be given to the new nursery units at the meeting.
▪ Must they wait until they are four, and then go into part-time nursery education?
secondary education/schooling/teaching etc
▪ A father explained to me that he would put one of his three sons through primary and secondary education.
▪ All had to prepare a Development Plan describing five years' improvement to bring about secondary education for all.
▪ During secondary education, the use of the spoken word increases.
▪ Full mixed-ability teaching, especially if it reached into the middle and later years of secondary schooling, was comparatively rare.
▪ If you came from a poor family the only way you could get secondary education was by gaining a scholarship.
▪ In practice, given the monoglot tendency in secondary education it might be difficult to recruit students with the necessary competence.
▪ Remember that people were then leaving school at 12 or 14 and there was no secondary education available in the town.
▪ These differences increased during secondary education: children from lower-status occupational groups declined from their 11 plus position relative to higher groups.
▪ All children in the state have a right to public education.
▪ He earned his bachelor's degree in elementary education.
▪ It can cost a lot to give your kids a college education.
▪ Jobs in education are not usually highly paid.
▪ Kerry hasn't decided if she'll continue her education or not.
▪ Many parents cannot afford private education for their children.
▪ My parents wanted me to have a good education.
▪ The government should spend more on education.
▪ the Labour Party's spokeswoman on education
▪ The new policies have been welcomed by people working in education.
▪ Even in the field of education, however, support is skewed in favor of foreign students.
▪ Sunderland and Huddersfield Polytechnics were discussing honours degree courses in science and education.
▪ Teachers are considered the experts in education and, until the current generation, were much better educated than the general population.
▪ Undergraduate education as we normally think of it did not exist.
▪ We might expect a clear relationship, for example, between the number of school children and the amount of spending on education.
▪ When we first moved into this building it was full of special education, there was a huge special ed program.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Education \Ed`u*ca"tion\ (?; 135), n. [L. educatio; cf. F. The act or process of educating; the result of educating, as determined by the knowledge skill, or discipline of character, acquired; also, the act or process of training by a prescribed or customary course of study or discipline; as, an education for the bar or the pulpit; he has finished his education.

To prepare us for complete living is the function which education has to discharge.
--H. Spenser.

Syn: Education, Instruction, Teaching, Training, Breeding.

Usage: Education, properly a drawing forth, implies not so much the communication of knowledge as the discipline of the intellect, the establishment of the principles, and the regulation of the heart. Instruction is that part of education which furnishes the mind with knowledge. Teaching is the same, being simply more familiar. It is also applied to practice; as, teaching to speak a language; teaching a dog to do tricks. Training is a department of education in which the chief element is exercise or practice for the purpose of imparting facility in any physical or mental operation. Breeding commonly relates to the manners and outward conduct.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1530s, "childrearing," also "the training of animals," from Middle French education (14c.) and directly from Latin educationem (nominative educatio) "a rearing, training," noun of action from past participle stem of educare (see educate). Originally of instruction in social codes and manners; meaning "systematic schooling and training for work" is from 1610s.


n. (context uncountable English) The process or art of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment.

  1. n. the activities of educating or instructing or teaching; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good teaching is seldom rewarded" [syn: instruction, teaching, pedagogy, educational activity]

  2. knowledge acquired by learning and instruction; "it was clear that he had a very broad education"

  3. the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"

  4. the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)

  5. the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement" [syn: training, breeding]

  6. the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979 [syn: Department of Education, Education Department]


Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy.

Education is commonly divided formally into such stages as preschool or kindergarten, primary school, secondary school and then college, university, or apprenticeship.

A right to education has been recognized by some governments, including at the global level: Article 13 of the United Nations' 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights recognizes a universal right to education. In most regions education is compulsory up to a certain age.

Education (Chittenden Memorial Window)

Education is a stained-glass window commissioned from Louis Comfort Tiffany's Tiffany Glass Company during the building of Yale University's Chittenden Hall (now Linsly-Chittenden Hall, after being connected to a nearby building), funded by Simeon Baldwin Chittenden. Personifications of Art, Science, Religion, and Music are represented in the work, as angels. Other angelic representations of related virtues, values, and ideas attend them, each identified by words in their halos.

Originally overlooking the main reading room of the then new university library when installed in 1890, the window's location is now identified as room 102 of Linsly-Chittenden Hall, on the High Street side of the building. It is accompanied by a bronze plaque which states that the window had been commissioned to commemorate the daughter of the donor, with the intent of illustrating the biblical quote, "Through wisdom is a house builded, and by understanding it is established, and by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches".,

Education (disambiguation)

Education is the means through which the aims and habits of a group of people sustain from one generation to the next.

Education may also refer to:

  • Education (Chittenden Memorial Window) at Yale University
  • School of education
See also
  • Educate, the journal published by the Institute of Education
Education (constituency)

The Education , formerly called Teaching in the colonial period, is a functional constituency in the elections for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. It was one of the 12 functional constituency seats created for the 1985 Legislative Council election. It corresponds to the Education Subsector and Higher Education Subsector in the Election Committee.

Since 1998, It has been the functional constituency with most registered voters, including registered teachers, principals, managers of schools, full-time academic staff, members of the councils of the universities in Hong Kong and board of governors of the institutes of higher educations. Since its creation it has been held by the Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union, the largest teachers' union in Hong Kong.

Usage examples of "education".

The discussions so long existing on the question of education received, however, a new impetus, and became more acrimonious than before.

And if it be true that he was a person of rank and education, those circumstances could serve only to aggravate his guilt.

And if the other dogmas of that system be contained in a sacred book, such as the Alcoran, or be determined by any visible authority, like that of the Roman pontiff, speculative reasoners naturally carry on their assent, and embrace a theory, which has been instilled into them by their earliest education, and which also possesses some degree of consistence and uniformity.

Pal Kendoro and it is my sister Judit who was working at Amalgamated who had paid for an education that would lift me out of the barrios of Kezdet.

All these mini-vocalizations are the effect of the local university, the Amalgamated Education Corporation, as I call it, my employer.

But on certain nights, following fierce committee meetings at the Amalgamated Education Corporation, I must calm down by closing my eyes and reading the imaginary paper in imaginary Portuguese at length.

The American faith in education is by way of being credulous and superstitious, not because it seeks individual and social amelioration by what may be called an educational process, but because the proposed means of education are too conscious, too direct, and too superficial.

At present, in Great Britain at least, the headmasters entrusted with the education of the bulk of the influential men of the next decades are conspicuously second-rate men, forced and etiolated creatures, scholarship boys manured with annotated editions, and brought up under and protected from all current illumination by the kale-pot of the Thirty-nine Articles.

Her solitude daily increased, as the youth, who really loved her with all the ardency of a first passion, and who regarded her at the same time with no little veneration for those superior gifts of mind and education which, it was the general conviction in Charlemont, that she possessed, became, at length, discouraged in a pursuit which hitherto had found nothing but coldness and repulse.

I thought this young creature more and more charming, yet I could not suppose her to be anything else but an adventurers, and I was astonished at discovering in her those noble and delicate feelings which denote a good education.

They have brought in materialism, atheism, class war, weak happiness ideals, race suicide, social atomism, racial promiscuity, decadence in the arts, erotomania, disintegration of the family, private and public dishonor, slatternly feminism, economic fluctuation and catastrophe, civil war in the family of Europe, planned degeneration of the youth through vile films and literature, and through neurotic doctrines in education.

Like Atta, Binalshibh, and Shehhi, Jarrah aspired to pursue higher education in Germany.

This young lady managed the whole family, even a little the small beflounced sister, who, with bold pretty innocent eyes, a torrent of fair silky hair, a crimson fez, such as is worn by male Turks, very much askew on top of it, and a way of galloping and straddling about the ship in any company she could pick up--she had long thin legs, very short skirts and stockings of every tint-- was going home, in elegant French clothes, to resume an interrupted education.

I saw with pleasure that I had to deal with a man of sense and education, but Valenglard, who was a believer in astrology, began an argument with him on the subject.

I told you and the other teachers, the benefactress believes in the old ways of deportment and education for young ladies.