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The mental health of students has been greatly impacted due to the pandemic. It is estimated that three in ten participating in school at home have had their emotional and mental health negatively impacted. Similarly, the social lives of students have also been upended and this has been detrimental to the health of students worldwide which has also negatively impacted educational quality.

  • Around 1450, Johannes Gutenberg developed a printing press, which allowed works of literature to spread more quickly.
  • Polling suggests that schools that serve a majority of students of color are far less likely to have access to the technology needed for remote learning.
  • Global initiatives aim at achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4, which promotes quality education for all.
  • The exact boundary between primary and secondary education also varies from country to country and even within them but is generally around the seventh to the tenth year of schooling.
  • In the United States, Canada, and Australia, primary and secondary education together are sometimes referred to as K-12 education, and in New Zealand Year 1–13 is used.

On this view, education is what educated persons have, i.e. the mental states and dispositions that are characteristic of them. However, the term may also refer to the academic study of the methods and processes taking place during teaching and learning, as well as the social institutions involved in these processes. Since 1909, the percentage of children in the developing world attending school has increased. By the start of the twenty-first century, the majority of children in most regions of the world attended some form of school. By 2016, over 91 percent of children are enrolled in formal primary schooling.

This can include activities such as learning new skills, creating a personal development plan , developing talents, creating human capital, developing spiritually, or improving self-knowledge. Technology plays an increasingly significant role in improving access to education for people living in impoverished areas and developing countries. However, lack of technological advancement is still causing barriers with regards to quality and access to education in developing countries. Charities like One Laptop per Child are dedicated to providing infrastructures through which the disadvantaged may access educational materials. Evidence-based education is the use of well designed scientific studies to determine which education methods work best. Evidence-based learning methods such as spaced repetition can increase rate of learning.

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It usually refers specifically to the teaching of children or younger people and the learning done by them. “Liberal Education” journal article explores U.S. institutions’ role in supporting threatened and displaced scholars and students through IIE programs. Rethinking Professional Development to Keep Teachers in the Profession High-quality professional development can help keep teachers in the field by allowing them to “imagine where they’re going” in their careers, says UnboundEd President & CEO Lacey Robinson. Two professionals who work with students describe what the pandemic revealed about the kinds of supports that young people need. The number of students in universities has more than doubled globally in the last two decades to 235 million.

Despite favourable studies on effectiveness, many people may still desire to choose traditional campus education for social and cultural reasons. In time, some ideas from these experiments and paradigm challenges may be adopted as the norm in education, just as Friedrich Fröbel’s approach to early childhood education in 19th-century Germany has been incorporated into contemporary kindergarten classrooms. It spans the period between the typically universal compulsory, primary education to the optional, selective tertiary, “postsecondary”, or “higher” education of ISCED 5 and 6 (e.g. university), and the ISCED 4 Further education or vocational school.

Charter schools are another example of alternative education, which have in the recent years grown in numbers in the US and gained greater importance in its public education system. Community colleges offer another option at this transitional stage of education. They provide nonresidential junior college courses to people living in a particular area. For the subfield of formal epistemology and computer science, see Formal learning theory. There is disagreement in the academic literature on whether education is an evaluative concept. So-called thick definitions affirm this, for example, by holding that an improvement of the learner is a necessary requirement of education.

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