Words are fascinating. The frequency with which we use in conversation words of varied meanings without defining them both surprises and troubles me. “Education” is one of these. A very large percentage of people are thinking only of schooling in using the word, even though other components of our culture far exceed schooling in their educating. I have attended many “educational” conferences but recall only one session wherein education was defined and that definition discussed.
"Agenda for Education in a Democracy,"
Journal of Educational Controversy: Vol. 3:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://cedar.wwu.edu/jec/vol3/iss1/2
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Democracy and education; Education--United States; Educational change--United States; Education--Aims and objectives--United States; Academic achievement--United States; Social justice--Study and teaching--United States