The Definition And The Purpose Of Education

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Introduction This article analyses the definition and the purpose of education. I first define education as a particularly social activity through the integration from different views. Then I introduce the education in China, in the process of quality education reform, which can be taken as a shift from the utilization of education. The current situation, however, is unsatisfactory and problematic because the reform seems to be just a formality. Partially as a solution to this, I describe the purpose of education to focus on the preparation of meaningful life and liberation in order to lessen the harmful effect of exam-oriented education. Education is an activity Nowadays, there are more and more people educated in different degrees and…show more content…
It is not difficult to find the common basis of the answer what education is of so many educators, that is, education is an "activity". And education does exist in the form of activities in real life. Education is a two-character long word in Chinese and can be explained separately. Shuowen Jiezi (literally: "Explaining Graphs and Analysing Characters") written by Xu Shen, an early 2nd-century Chinese dictionary from the Han Dynasty. From this dictionary, education is adults ' impact to children or the upper class 's impact on the lower class. And its purpose is to make the educated be good, usually by imitation. That is, education is the activity of influencing with the purpose of those with upper status (monarch, parents, teachers, etc.) on those in a lower status (courtiers, children, students, etc.). In ancient Greek, "education" was associated with the term "churchman", a term used to refer to slaves who specialize in taking care of children. In other words, education is the activity of nurturing the next generation. The Cambridge dictionary defines education in British English as the process of teaching or learning, especially in a school or college, or the knowledge that you get from this. This definition is divided into two parts, one is on the behalf of educators and the educated, the other emphasizes the result of the process that knowledge is obtained. The

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