Education encompasses the teaching of specific skills, and also something less tangible but more profound: the imparting of knowledge, good judgement and wisdom. One of the fundamental goals of education is to impart culture across the generations socialization.

Table of contents
1 Overview
2 Categories
3 Formal education
4 Educational policy
5 Informal and alternative education
6 Extracurricular education
7 Theory and methodology
8 Education by country
9 Education and Parents
10 Biographies
11 Quote


Education begins the minute a baby is born and is life-long. Education may even begin before birth as evidenced by some parents playing music or reading to the baby in the womb in the hope it will influence (educate) their child before birth. For some, the struggles and triumphs of daily life are far more instructive than formal schooling (Thus Mark Twain: "I never let school interfere with my education.")
Family members have an educational effect which is quite profound -- often more profound than they realize -- though family teaching techniques may be highly informal.

Formal education occurs when society makes a commitment to educate people, usually the young. Formal education can be systematic and thorough, but the sponsoring group may seek selfish advantages when shaping impressionable young scholars.

Life-long education has become widespread. Many adults have given up the notion that only children belong in school, and many adults can be seen enrolled at post-secondary education schools, where they are often classified as non-traditional students due to their age.

Computing devices can change when and where we learn. 
This is the computer based or networked learning structure, in which people contribute to each others' education. It is defined as Online education, the European Graduate School as a University operates during the summer, it serves as a meeting point for people that has participated in online forums throught the academic year, this methodology is a break to the traditional educational system.


Classical education -- Reading -- Math -- Language -- Science -- Ethics -- Physical education -- Religious education

Formal education

Early childhood education -- Primary education -- Secondary education -- Tertiary education -- Quaternary education -- Higher education -- Vocational education -- Post-secondary education -- University -- College -- School -- Further education

Educational policy

Literacy -- Testing & policy -- Education reform -- School choice

Informal and alternative education

Early instruction -- Home schooling -- Unschooling -- Democratic Schools -- Alternative school -- Montessori method -- Waldorf school -- Online education

Extracurricular education

Academic Decathlon -- University Interscholastic League (UIL)

Theory and methodology

Philosophy of education--Teaching method -- Instructional theory-- Learning theory -- Learning disability -- Instructional technology -- Education Psychology -- Behaviorism -- Problem-based learning

Education by country

Education by country -- List of colleges and universities by country

Education and Parents



From Pink Floyd song: "We don't need no education, we don't need no thought control."