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  • Education: An Overview


    Education is the learning of knowledge, information and skills during the course of life. Teachers may teach on many subjects, including reading, writing, biology, science and geography. 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. There are different types of education including Primary, secondary, higher education..

    Primary education


    Primary education which is also known as elementary education it consists of the first years of formal, structured education, this starts at the age of 5 or 6 years but sometime it varies in countries. Thoughout the world around 70% of primary-age children are enrolled in primary educational institutes and this proportion is rising constantly. The division between primary and secondary education is somewhat arbitrary, but it generally occurs at about eleven or twelve years of age. 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 the United States and Canada primary and secondary education together are sometimes referred to as K-12 education, and in New Zealand Year 1-13 is used.


    Higher education


    Higher education, also called tertiary, third stage, or post secondary education, is the non-compulsory educational level that follows the completion of a school providing a secondary education, such as a high school, secondary school. Higher education includes teaching, research and social services activities of universities, and within the realm of teaching, it includes both the undergraduate level and the graduate (or postgraduate) level.


    There are different types of education like Physical education, distance education etc. Physical education plays an important role in public education system. Physical education helps student to be active and healthy and it gives children brainpower and confident, through this child can perform well in exams because this sort of education increase the brain memory.


    Distance education is used for the students who are not physically available on the site. Students do not attend the classes but they rather communicate through print or electronic media. Distance education requires physical presence only in exams days. There are two types of ways used to communicate one is synchronous and  other is  asynchronous, in Synchronous all participants are present at the time of delivery or you call it online delivery and in asynchronous method all students are not required together at same time. Synchronous communication is made through Telephone, Videoconferencing, and web conferencing. Asynchronous communication is made through Audiocassette, e-mail, message board, print material, voice mail/fax, and videocassette.


    Curriculum is important in any type of education. Curriculum is a method which is formally taught in any academic institute. There is much discipline and their sub-discipline such as natural science, social science, computer science etc: and their sub-discipline like mathematics, physics, chemistry, geology, economics, sociology.


    Developing countries education


    People live unaware of importance of education in developing countries, especially in remote areas. This is likely because they can not afford education. However, nowadays the governments of some developing countries are taking serious steps and taking on all the costs associated with education by giving free uniforms, books and registers. But sadly, after the high school many students can not get admission into universities/college due to high fees and lack of universities.