Meaning of Education


What does education mean? Who is an educated person?

Educated is not equal to literate. Literacy has to do with an ability to read and write and comes through as a result of study, practice and usually imparted in a classroom setting.

Education is beyond literacy. To me, education means the ability to think, understand and interpret things. However, most importantly, it means the ability to question. There is a problem with ascertaining the educated rate, though, of a group of people, country, or even the world because there is no such statistic.

Literacy has to do with quantity; education has to do with quality. We desperately need “educated” people, not just literate anymore.

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