Education: Knowledge and skills acquisition

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Educational processes begin at birth. That is why early childhood education is a very important role.

Education is more than school

The school is by no means the only place for educational processes: Educational processes take place at many educational locations and in diverse learning environments and include different ones.

Forms of education

  • Formal
  • Non-formal
  • Informal education

While the focus of schools and other formal educational institutions is mostly on cultural competences, everyday education is of particular importance for personal development and practical and social learning. This takes place in non-formal educational settings such as Daycare centers, Offers of child and youth work clubs, and informal learning environments like family, peer group, and new media.

Education is a human right

Every person must have access to education which aims to develop the personality of human beings fully. It should also be aimed at strengthening respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Education is fundamental to sustainable not only domestic but international development as well. It is also the foundation for peace and stability and thus an indispensable means for fruitful participation in the economies and societies of the 21st century.

From an economic perspective

Education is a service product that can be produced by different producers, the state, independent agencies, and private providers, together with consumers. The manufacturers or inventors of the best orbital sanders did not produce the best product if they don’t have the proper knowledge.

The common good of education also obliges the state to provide an efficient Education

The design is based on the goal of fairness in education: All children around the globe have a right to education. Education opens up opportunities in life and is the prerequisite for equal opportunities. That is why children need fair opportunities to get an education. Equally distributing educational opportunities means compensating for social, origin-related, or disposition-related starting disadvantages.

As a lifelong learning process

Education is a shared responsibility of the state and civil society to understand. The educational potential of civil society relates both to the active contributions of civil society organizations, such as foundations, and to the personal civic commitment of volunteers and volunteers.

Anđelka Ivančić

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