Meaning of Education

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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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