Character 9
Hyphenation ed u ca tion
Pronunciations /ˌɛdjʊˈkeɪʃn̩/

Definitions and meanings of "Education"

What do we mean by education?

The act or process of educating or being educated. noun

The knowledge or skill obtained or developed by a learning process. noun

A program of instruction of a specified kind or level. noun

The field of study that is concerned with the pedagogy of teaching and learning. noun

An instructive or enlightening experience. noun

The imparting or acquisition of knowledge; mental and moral training; cultivation of the mind, feelings, and manners. noun

The rearing of animals, especially bees, silkworms, or the like; culture, as of bacteria in experimenting; a brood or collection of cultivated creatures. noun

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 noun

The process or art of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment. noun

Facts, skills and ideas that have been learned, either formally or informally. noun

The result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior) noun

The gradual process of acquiring knowledge noun

Knowledge acquired by learning and instruction noun

The activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill noun

The United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979 noun

The profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university) noun

The process of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment.

Facts, skills and ideas that have been learned, either formally or informally.

Everyday, millions of children march to school with drudgery and resistance. As young children, they go in open-hearted and free -- at night, they imagine that their tiny hands can reach up and touch the birds. The entire world is a new place and the fascination of beauty never subsides. But as older adolescents leaving their high school, they go close-minded and bondaged -- at night, they drink themselves into passing out and talk about the most popular thing to come, under obligation. The boys worry about their sexual conquests. The girls worry about their sexual appearance. Both worry about being social in a society that has made a weakness of kindness and an insult of emotion. Such a great change occurs between those who enter school and those who leave it. Just think of the sheer idiocy of compulsary education. We threaten these children with imprisonment if they do not appear in class. Once in class, they spend their time either sleeping or completing tasks that are completely irrelevant to them. By giving them no option in their schooling, what have we taught them? The first lesson they learn is to detest learning, to hold unbridled sympathy for education. Take any man, put him in chains, and force him to recite poetry, or force him to play an instrument, or force him to farm the land -- and once he becomes a free man, do you think he will want to engage in that activity that was forced upon him? The scars on a slaves hands from working the fields, the memories of abuse of a house servant; given the right to do as they wish in the world, is it likely to think that they will return to that work which they were forced to do? And then consider schools. We force children to sit and overfeed them erroneous facts, faulty logic, damaged reasoning, concealed under the guise of "schooling." Once the mental faculties of these children are damaged, their heart grows an animosity towards learning, towards books, towards facts and knowledge. It is the greatest folly to make children hate learning, and the greatest danger to a real, living Democracy in any nation. Because when the Red Sox win a baseball game, five universities in the state of Massachussetts riot. But when the United States regime supports a South American dictator known for slaughtering his own people, it's a whisper lost in the wind. Our ignorance is their power. Real knowledge is acquired by learning what interests you, through reading, investigation, practice, or any other desirable method. To become intelligent, you must engage in activity with the idea that are you learning because you want to, because knowledge is a goal. The path to conformity varies greatly from this. First, you engage in nothing, but allow cultural standards and social obligations to control you. Second, the idea of learning is to memorize random, perhaps unrelated and blatant facts -- true or untrue -- so that they may be recited upon command. Third, the goal is not knowledge, but a passing grade; they learn to for the sake of knowledge, but rather for the sake of social acceptance. Take two children. Give the first freedom and liberty, give him a wealth of books and movies, give him teachers to aid him upon his request and a place that encourages art, creativity, and independence. Then take away the freedom and liberty of the second, require his presence in a classroom in front of a teacher, threaten him with a jail sentence if he does not go to his school. Give each of them ten or fifteen years, and check the development of each of them after this amount of time. The only forced to endure slavery may be able to stand in a lecture hall and he might be able to say to you, "George Washington was born in 1732 and died in 1799. In 1776, the Revolutionary War began where he acted as general. In 1783, it ended. In 1789, he was elected president a first time, and in 1792, he was elected president a second time." You are given dates and events, surely, it is true history. But take the child who was given freedom to do as he pleased, and he might be able to stand in a lecture hall and tell you, "In the sixteenth century, in Europe, a Spanish physician by the name of Michael Servetus was convicted of heresy by the Roman Catholic Church. Fleeing from his oppressors, he made it to Geneva, where the vindictive John Calvin had absolute authority. In earlier years, Servetus expressed his doubt on Calvin's protestant religion. Once captured by the authorities, Servetus was burned to death at the orders of John Calvin in 1533. They had him wear a hat of sulphur and used slow-burning wood, that the crowd could listen to screams for mercy for the duration of a half hour. One year after the death of this man, Calvin published a list of insults of his former enemy." Be a rebel. Because being a conformist means admitting that the parts of you that matter are already dead. But if that's the case, what does matter? The emotions that run rampant through our head, the thoughts that we tumble and toss over in our minds constantly -- sexual fantasies to memories of our friends and family, thoughts and ideas about our future, wishes and desires for our current life with those who are close to us. The idea of a living freedom, knowing that what you wish to do believe with your mind is unrestricted and what you wish to do with your body, so long as you harm none, is unlimited. Life matters to us because we make it matter; if we never told a lover we would miss them upon our departure for a long voyage, if we never told a family member that we dream of a time when oppression ended, if we never wrote a poem and hoped to give it to a friend whose face we haven't seen in years -- if we never cared about life, then life wouldn't matter. What matters is what we make matter. So in a few years, all the kids who graduate from high school will know that their grades never mattered, because even though so young, they already know that it won't be the grades they got that they think about upon their death bed. Twenty years ago the textbooks used in history class just began to cover some of the issues of the four hundred years of oppression of the African race in this country. Children who are forced into a school and forced to complete erroneous assignments learn only one thing: to hate education. I clearly demonstrated this truth earlier, but there is more to be learned from it. Take a slave. It could be a slave from any society, whether an African in colonial America or a Plebeian in the Roman Empire. For the entirety of their life, they labor. Their sweat, their tears, their blood, the biproducts of their toil seep into the ground and their garments. All they produce goes to the one who did not labor (and alas, our modern Capitalist system has managed to recreate these conditions). Inside every slave, there will be a growing hatred of their activity as a servant, a farmer, a manufacturer -- they will learn to hate what has been forced upon them without their consent. But inside some of them, there will be the kindling of hope for a dream. One day, they will hope to produce for themselves, knowing that what their hands reap will be what fills their stomach, and not the stomach belonging to idle hands. So, too, it is with our compulsary education. The more we are forced into schools and our minds filled with useless facts, the stronger our thirst grows for real education, for real knowledge. Few are like this, but we exist. Others simply remain politically and emotionally sedated, as the focus of their mind is the next test or the next prom, and not children enslaved in southeast asia or the meaning of life. To every student who must endure the excuse of an education system that we have, I can only offer these words of hope... Educate yourself, not with school teachers, but with the books they wanted to ban. Teach yourself, learn, grow, and develop. Learn that the greatest asset education can offer is that of independence. "If the teacher happens to be a man of sense, it must be an unpleasant thing to him to be conscious, while he is lecturing his students, that he is either speaking or reading nonsense, or what is very little better than nonsense. ... "The discipline of colleges and universities is in general contrived, not for the benefit of the students, but for the interest, or more properly speaking, for the ease of the masters. Its object is, in all cases, to maintain the authority of the master, and whether he neglects or performs his duty, to oblige the students in all cases to behave to him, as if he performed it with the greatest diligence and ability. It seems to presume perfect wisdom and virtue in the one order, and the greatest weakness and folly in the other." -- Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, Book 5, Chapter I, Part 3, Article II. Life matters to us because we make it matter. Be a rebel Urban Dictionary

What I have a serious lack of. Urban Dictionary

We dont need no education, We don't need no thought control, No dark sarcasam in the classroom, Teacher leave those kids alone... Hey, Teachers! Leave them kids alone! Urban Dictionary

1) Something that parental and governmental fuck-tards would like you to believe holds up the world and fills it with rainbows and sunshine, but in fact just fills your mind with crap and your limited time on Earth with compulsory busywork. Straight-edged brainwash victims in AP classes also want you to buy this shit. 2) These twatfaces will argue that people rebelling against such an oppressive way of life must be really stupid. These are usually the same scumbuckets who can't appreciate good music and spit upon everything that it stands for. What's that? Why, it's the stench of hypocrisy. Urban Dictionary

A system of imposed ignorance Urban Dictionary

-kindergarten -pre-school -primary school -high school -college/university -apply for a money based job. WORK WORK WORK 'till ya die. Urban Dictionary

A way to keep children busy and to deprive them of a childhood Urban Dictionary

An illusion Urban Dictionary

Something that schooling gets in the way of. Urban Dictionary

Not something you can easily get here in the good 'ol USA. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Education

The word "education" in example sentences

For example I added myself to the education directory this way @wefollow #education. ❋ Mr. Byrne (2009)

If this be true, and popular opinion is to supersede the wisdom of the experts, if the people are really to have power, and be competent critics of good government, or merely to become good material in the hands of constructive statesmanship, education must include or be essentially _political education_. ❋ G.E. Partridge (N/A)

But if this be granted, I have established my contention that the Humanities should not be treated as a mere crown and ornament of education; that they should inform every part of it, from the beginning, in every school of the realm: that whether a child have more education or less education, what he has can be, and should be a ‘liberal education’ throughout. ❋ Unknown (1920)

Ornamental education is not wanted -- it is worse than useless until a _useful education_ has been inculcated. ❋ Richard King (1913)

” And, as I am afraid it is not permissible to speak of this form of opposition to scientific education in the past tense; may we not expect to be told that this, not only omission, but prohibition, of “mere literary instruction and education” is a patent example of scientific narrow-mindedness? ❋ Unknown (1909)

But notwithstanding the fact that I value most highly a _genuinely_ religious education, I feel that for the purposes just mentioned we cannot place much reliance upon _that which in our schools of to-day passes by the name of religious education_. ❋ Albert Moll (1900)

His intellect had been less cultivated by education, and _education adds to the beauty of the face_. ❋ Mayne Reid (1850)

_Well, then, as you have such a great objection to a child commencing his education early in life, at what age may he, with safety, commence his lessons? and which do you prefer -- home or school education_? ❋ Pye Henry Chavasse (1844)

Mendelssohn, the son of a poor rabbin, in a village in Germany, received an education completely rabbinical, and its nature must be comprehended, or the term of _education_ would be misunderstood. ❋ Isaac Disraeli (1807)

It will be an education _to fit them for an education_ to be introduced with the progress of that fitness; intellectual culture finding a felicitous adaptation of the soil. ❋ John Foster (1806)

When it comes to education, the majority of people believe that education is a lifetime study. ❋ Unknown (2008)

HPFacebookVote. init (80494552133, 125205, 'McCain Sex-Ed Ad Launched; Obama Camp: "Perverse"', 'John McCain is out with a response ad to Barack Obama\'s attacks today on his education policy, accusing the Democratic nominee of not accomplishing a single education-related goal other than to promote \ "comprehensive sex education\" to kindergartners. ❋ Unknown (2008)

The fear of govt. in education is taken to the extreme (once again). ❋ Unknown (2009)

I am a proud "neoliberal" in education because I believe "education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army"; better yet, the best defense against an army of ignoramuses. ❋ Alemayehu G. Mariam (2010)

Incidentally, money invested in education is money we get back in the form of lower crime rates, increased tax revenue, and a more skilled workforce. ❋ Bill Folman (2010)

As a consequence, inclusion in education is a process concerning with the never-ending search to find better ways of responding to diversity. ❋ Unknown (2009)

One reason the rest of the world surpasses us in education is precisely because they do not buy Biblical (or other religious) Revelation over Reason, and as importantly, they do not buy Authoritarian proclamations as substitutes for independent scientific inquiry. ❋ Unknown (2010)

[America] and its school systems. [America's] [folly] of education. ❋ Austin AK (2006)

Don't let your [schooling] [get in] [the way] of your education. ❋ Bulletproof Marshmallow (2003)

[All in all], you're [just] [another brick in the wall]... ❋ Dan? (2003)

Straight-edged kid: [A good education] is [the foundation] of a well-balanced, successful life. Me: Great. Then go [calculate] the radius of your asshole. ❋ Unregistered (2005)

[Noam] Chompsky says that education is a [system] of imposed [ignorance] and i happen to agree ❋ Eoghan (2004)

Bloody economics these days. Life is based on money, first you must get education, find and get a job that [earns] lots of money, [reproduce] maybe, get some pleasure along the way, help the fucking society grow. And if you [can't deal] with it, you don't get too far until you commit suicide. ❋ Kirsty06 (2007)

Why the [heck] to i [have to] have [an education]? ❋ Pri (2004)

I [staggered] towards [the oasis] [in the desert], but it turned out to be an education, and i died of thirst. ❋ ^__^ (2003)

Don't let your [schooling] [get in] the way of [a good education] ❋ ChildStar (2005)

[We can't] get a proper education here in the U.S. because all of the schools are grossly underfunded, the teachers [underpaid], and everything we're taught nothing but lies [painted] rose. ❋ DarkMillennia (2003)

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