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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to education:

Education – in the general sense is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character, or physical ability of an individual. In its technical sense, education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills, and values from one generation to another. Education can also be defined as the process of becoming an educated person.[1]

Essence of education[]

Main article: Education

Alternative approaches to education[]

Educational philosophies[]

  • Unschooling

Branches of education[]

Education by level[]

Education by sector[]

Education by specialization or department[]

Academic disciplines[]

Main article: List of academic disciplines

Degrees and certifications in the field of education[]

History of education[]

Main article: History of education
  • History of academia
  • Classical education
  • History of education in China
  • History of education in India
  • History of education in Japan
  • History of education in the United States
  • Popular education

Types of schools[]

Main article: School

General education concepts[]

Main article: Glossary of education-related terms

Education scholars and leaders in education[]

Main article: List of educators
  • John Taylor Gatto

Education lists[]

Main article: Glossary of education-related terms

See also[]


  1. Don, Berg. "Definition of Education." N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sep 2011. <>

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