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Different Types of Education

The impact that education can have on an individual’s life is natural and lasts for a lifetime. It boosts the ability of the individual in accomplishing tasks and achieving and targeted goal. Education is the primary factor that plays a major role in helping you to distinguish between right and wrong. So, education is a basic necessity that everyone deserves on an equal level. It is basically a passage to progress, serves as medium through which you can come up with new ideas on a regular basis and also a passage through which we are able to associate with various individuals, offering our thoughts.
Now, when we talk about education, it can be classified into three different types based on its characteristics. From here on, we will be going through the different types of education.

Here are the different types of education,

1.Formal Education

 Formal education is the form of learning that normally takes place inside the premises of a school, college or university. In formal education, a person may learn basic, academic or trade skills. Formal education normally begins in elementary school and it goes on in secondary school. The post-secondary education usually takes place at a college or a university where they may get an academic degree granted to them.  Formal education is provided under a certain set of rules and regulations. This form of education is usually given by qualified teachers who are efficient at instructing. Formal education is observed under strict discipline. It opens the door for easy access to jobs in the long run.

2. Informal Education

The horizon of what informal education can be is extremely wide and diverse. It can simply be a parent teaching a child how to ride a bicycle or it can also be an individual reading numerous books at library or going through various educational websites. Informal education refers to when you’re not studying at a school or a college and are not following a particular authorized learning method. Conscious efforts are not involved in informal education. It can be learned anywhere, it could be a hotel, home or even a market place. It is not imparted by an institution that operates on a formal level such as a school or college. There is no fixed time table according to which this form of education is given. It is majorly based on experiences.

3. Non-Formal Education

 When we talk about non-formal education, it includes the basic adult education, adult literacy education or school-equivalency preparation. In non-formal education, an individual not in school can learn literacy or other basic skills. Other possibilities include home education, distance learning, individualized instruction and computer-assisted instruction. It is imparted on a conscious and deliberate level. The implementation of non-formal education is systematic. It should be designed to fulfill the needs of the identified group. Fees and certificates may or may not be a necessary part of non-formal education. The age, curriculum and time are highly flexible in terms of non-formal education.
When we talk about home tuition it falls under the non-formal education success and serves as an amazing equivalent for school education.

To sum it all up, there various forms in which education can be provided and each one of them can prove to be of great use for you in the long run of life, so whether it is formal education, informal education or non-formal education, it serves as an experience for you through which you’re able to grasp knowledge and succeed in life.

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