Formal and Non Formal Education

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Education in the largest 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. Etymologically, the word education is derived from educare (Latin) "bring up", which is related toeducere "bring out", "bring forth what is within", "bring out potential" and ducere, "to lead".[1] Teachers in educational institutions direct the education of students and might draw on manysubjects, including reading, writing, mathematics, science and history. This process is sometimes called schooling when referring to the education…show more content…
It is also important for educators to teach ways to find and use information. Through education, the knowledge of society, country, and of the world is passed on fromgeneration to generation. In democracies, through education, children and adults are supposed to learn how to be active and effective citizens. t is part of the job of an educator, an instructor, teacher, or tutor to create a place for learning. There are many different kinds of education. Formal education Formal education is usually in school, where a person may learn basic, academic, or trade skills. Formal education begins in elementary school and continues with secondary school. Post-secondary education (or higher education) is usually at a college or university. Nonformal education Nonformal education is sometimes called adult basic education, adult literacy education or school equivalency preparation. In nonformal education an adult (or a youth who is not in school) can learn literacy, other basic skills or job skills. Nonformal education can be in small classes or through self study. [nformal education There is also informal education. For example, a parent teaches a child how to prepare a meal. Someone can also get an informal education by reading many books from a library. Informal education is when you are not studying in a school and don't use another particular learning method. This article presents a conceptual framework for understanding the
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