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The word education is derived from the Latin educare (with a short u) meaning "to raise", "to train", "to rear", via "educatio/nis", bringing up, raising. In recent times, there has been a return to an alternative assertion that education derives from a different verb: educere (with a long u), meaning "to lead out" or "to lead forth". There is an English word from this verb, "eduction": drawing out.

This text did not seem entirely NPOV nor was it referenced, but perhaps it will be useful as a starting point here. -- Beland 23:44, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

added a definitionEdit

I added a definition that mentions the goal of education as being understood knowledge, as disambiguated from memorized knowledge. Terryeo 15:08, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

No you didn't. You added a discussion (now removed). SemperBlotto 15:10, 5 November 2007 (UTC)


Wow you do not have any specific definition for EDUCATION, what a website!

I think we do, you probably just missed it. Kappa 11:24, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
They couldn't have missed what we have if they got here. I would say that this is negative feedback. MW3 has 4 main senses, 7 subsenses. We could have missed something. Possibly the user needs clearer wording. DCDuring TALK 12:22, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Phonetic transcriptionEdit

The phonetic trancripion is wrong. Look in your dictionary.

The right one is [ˌedʒʊˈkeɪʃn]

Example sentence for the uncountable versionEdit

How is the first example,

(uncountable) The process or art of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment
A good teacher is essential for a good education

for the noun an example of the uncountable version? Isn't "We don't need education." a better example?

It looks similar to the example for the countable version, "He has had a classical education." Or, conversely, is the countable version OK?

--Mortense 08:31, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

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