Sunday, September 13, 2009

How To Get the Best Education on a Shoe String Budget

By: Lawrence Smiley

Education is a concept, referring to the process in which students can learn something: Instruction refers to the intentional

facilitating of learning toward identified objectives, delivered either by an instructor or other forms. Education is what

remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught. Education does not mean teaching people to know what they do not

know; it means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.


In its technical sense education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills and

values from one generation to another through institutions. Teachers in such institutions direct the education of students

and might draw on many subjects, including reading, writing, mathematics, science and history. This process is sometimes

called schooling when referring to the education of youth. In addition there is an array of education possible at the

informal level, e.

The right to education has been described as a basic human right: since 1952, Article 2 of the first Protocol to the European

Convention on Human Rights obliges all signatory parties to guarantee the right to education. Some education systems have

separate middle schools, with the transition to the final stage of secondary education taking place at around the age of

fourteen. In most contemporary educational systems of the world, secondary education consists of the second years of formal

education that occur during adolescence.


In order to meet this new job demand, high schools were created and the curriculum focused on practical job skills that would

better prepare students for white collar or skilled blue collar work. This may include not only forms of education designed

for students with special needs (ranging from teenage pregnancy to intellectual disability), but also forms of education

designed for a general audience and employing alternative educational philosophies and methods.

A number of career specific courses such as veterinary, medical billing and coding, real estate license, bookkeeping and many

more are now available to students through the Internet. Increasingly, the inclusion of indigenous models of education

(methods and content) as an alternative within the scope of formal and non-formal education systems, has come to represent a

significant factor contributing to the success of those members of indigenous communities who choose to access these systems,

both as students/learners and as teachers/instructors. The goal is to establish a sound knowledge base on which students will

be able to build as they are exposed to different life experiences.


A consequence of this theory is that effective teaching should present a variety of teaching methods which cover all three

learning modalities so that different students have equal opportunities to learn in a way that is effective for them. This

gives students the opportunity to choose what they are interested in learning. Technology offers powerful learning tools that

demand new skills and understandings of students, including Multimedia, and provides new ways to engage students, such as

Virtual learning environments.


Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are a “diverse set of tools and resources used to communicate, create,

disseminate, store, and manage information. Generally there’s information about, and resources for, students from

kindergarten to 12th grade. Credible information on the topic can be found right here, in one place.


Education is perceived as a place where children can develop according to their unique needs and potentialities. Education is

an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. Higher

education includes teaching, research and social services activities of universities, and within the realm of teaching, it

includes both the undergraduate level (sometimes referred to as tertiary education) and the graduate (or postgraduate) level

(sometimes referred to as graduate school).

The goal is to establish a sound knowledge base on which students will be able to build as they are exposed to different life


Lawrence Smiley is an author of several articles pertaining to education. He is known for his expertise on the subject and on

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