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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to education:

Education – in the general sense is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character, or physical ability of an individual. In its technical sense, education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills, and values from one generation to another. Education can also be defined as the process of becoming an educated person.[1]

Essence of education

Main article: Education

Alternative approaches to education

Educational philosophies

  • Unschooling

Branches of education

Education by level

Education by sector

Education by specialization or department

Academic disciplines

Main article: List of academic disciplines

Degrees and certifications in the field of education

History of education

Main article: History of education
  • History of academia
  • Classical education
  • History of education in China
  • History of education in India
  • History of education in Japan
  • History of education in the United States
  • Popular education

Types of schools

Main article: School

General education concepts

Main article: Glossary of education-related terms

Education scholars and leaders in education

Main article: List of educators
  • John Taylor Gatto

Education lists

Main article: Glossary of education-related terms

See also


  1. Don, Berg. "Definition of Education." N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sep 2011. <>

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