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Education - Philosophy of Education
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Part of Education:

1. Basic Education

2. Philosophy of Education

3. Pedagogy

4. Religious Education

5. Self-Education

1. The implications of the word “educate”. To educate is generally taken to mean “to lead or draw out”, from the Latin e-ducare. Other more or less equivalent words in English are to rear (i.e., to raise) and to bring up. In all cases the notion of education suggests the following elements: a) the possibility of a change in the child; b) a certain direction and purpose in the up- bringing; c) the influence of the educ…

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Reinhold Mühlbauer, “Education - Philosophy of Education”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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