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Education
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[German version]

A. Concept

Education is understood here as the act of imparting techniques and skills, also as the shaping of morals, character, and mental development ─ in short: ‘the sum total of a society's reaction to development’ [1. 13] ─ whereby the growing human being is ‘raised’ to take his/her place in the world of adults. The concept of education differs from the concept of ‘socialization’ in that …

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Christes, Johannes (Berlin), “Education”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 05 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e402270>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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