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Spoken Word: Education

800px-Schoolgirls_in_BamozaiSchool children sitting in the shade of an orchard in Bamozai, near Gardez, Paktya Province, Afghanistan.

Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledgeskills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of others, but may also be autodidactic.  Any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. Education is commonly divided into stages such as preschoolprimary schoolsecondary school and then collegeuniversity or apprenticeship.

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right to education has been recognized by some governments. At the global level, Article 13 of the United Nations‘ 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights recognises the right of everyone to an education.  Although education is compulsory in most places up to a certain age, attendance at school often isn’t, and a minority of parents choose home-schoolinge-learning or similar for their children.

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