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Presents a few definitions of education as a stimulus to discussion

Presents a few definitions of education as a stimulus to discussion

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  • 1. LIB 600 Libraries and Education
  • 2. • Where does the word come from? 2
  • 3. 3 3 • Definition? – – http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/education
  • 4. • An anonymous attempt to answer the question: – “Education” is a broad term that can have many meanings, but it is generally defined as the process of learning and acquiring information. Formal learning in a school or university is one of the most common types, though self-teaching and so-called “life experiences” can also qualify. • What Is Education? 4
  • 5. • Martin Luther King Jr.: – “Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.” – “We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. 5
  • 6. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/24/1204597/-What-is-Education# 6
  • 7. http://www.selfhelpzen.com/what-is-education/ 7