What is education?

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What is education?

  1. 1. LIB 600 Libraries and EducationSummer 2013
  2. 2. • Where does the word come from?2
  3. 3. • Definition?–– http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/education3
  4. 4. • An anonymous attempt to answer the question:– Education refers to the process of learning andacquiring information. Education can bedivided into two main types: formal learningthrough an institution such as a school andself-taught learning or what is often termed lifeexperience. Generally, education is importantfor learning basic life skills, as well as learningadvanced skills that can make a person moreattractive in the job market.• What Is Education?
  5. 5. • Martin Luther King Jr.:– “Education must enable one to sift and weighevidence, to discern the true from the false, the realfrom the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.”– “We must remember that intelligence is not enough.Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of trueeducation. The complete education gives one not onlypower of concentration, but worthy objectives uponwhich to concentrate.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  6. 6. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/24/1204597/-What-is-Education#
  7. 7. http://www.selfhelpzen.com/what-is-education/

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