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Types of Education

Education is the process of gaining knowledge about anything and everything. Education takes place under the guidance of educators .It is basically the acquisition of knowledge skills, values, beliefs and habits.


The process of learning is often facilitated as an education but learners can also educate themselves. Education can take place in a formal or an informal way and any experience gained through this process which has an effect on the way a person thinks, feels or act can be considered as education.

Education in modern day has been divided into formal stages of preschool, primary school, secondary school, college, university and apprenticeship. The right to education has been recognized by governments at globally.

The different types of education is described below :


  • Formal Education

It is a hierarchically structured, chronologically graded ‘education system’, running from primary school to the                university level and henceforth. In addition to general academic studies, a variety of specialized programmes and institutions for full-time technical and professional training.


  • Informal Education

It is a lifelong process where every individual acquires attitudes, values, skills and knowledge from our daily experience and the educative influences and resources in his or her environment from family , friends and neighbors, from work and play, from the market place, the library and the mass media.

What is the Need of Education?

The importance of education is relatable to our day to day life. Being educated results in having a balanced life once you gain self-dependence thereby having a reputation in the society. One has to work for self-sufficiency and dependency and education helps you gain job opportunities to be financially sound. To have a healthy surrounding you need to be educated even as you need to be aware about the consequences of leading an unhealthy lifestyle.


If you are aware of the medical advancement you can restrict yourself as well as people around you to the diseases which could be fatal. If a person is educated he would understand his health and live a better and a longer life. A person would listen to all, and do what to do with his consent and understanding. Not only on health issue but the other problems that arise in our day to day life. Education provides us with knowledge to every aspect that we preach for and makes it easier for us to choose what is to be done.


If someone is educated then it would be a tough task to fool someone as he world ask for the reason on every aspect as he will never believe anything without a reason. Then comes superstitions which are still one of the problems of our society, if you are educated you would never believe on those illogical prodigies that has been preached in the name of culture and religions over the years and waste your time on them. The role that education plays on one’s life can never be undermined as it is the base for human beings to live a proper and a sensible life. 

Actual Interpretation of Education which is still debatable.

So clearing the air, knowing your alphabets or numbers doesn’t educate you it just makes you literate to a certain extent because literacy means knowing how to read and write whereas education is to be able to reason, to use your ability to read and write to your benefit. Education is to gain knowledge by surging deeper into the literate knowledge imparted to you.


So to be honest the world doesn’t want you to be literate but it wants you to be educated as we don’t want to be robots who know how to read and write and make nothing out of it.