education Idioms & Phrases


adult education

  • noun a course (via lectures or correspondence) for adults who are not otherwise engaged in formal study
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board of education

  • noun a board in charge of local public schools
    school board.
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continuing education

  • noun a program of instruction designed primarily for adult students who participate part-time
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department of education

  • noun the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
    Education; Department of Education.
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department of health education and welfare

  • noun a former executive department of the United States government; created in 1953 and divided in 1979
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doctor of education

  • noun a doctor's degree in education
    DEd; EdD.
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education department

  • noun the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
    Education; Department of Education.
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education secretary

  • noun the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Education
    Education Secretary.
    • Carter appointed Shirley Hufstedler as the first Secretary of Education
  • noun the position of the head of the Education Department
    Education Secretary.
    • the post of Education Secretary was created in 1979
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elementary education

  • noun education in elementary subjects (reading and writing and arithmetic) provided to young students at a grade school
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general certificate of secondary education

  • noun the basic level of a subject taken in school
    O level; GCSE.
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higher education

  • noun education provided by a college or university
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Liberal education

  • education that enlarges and disciplines the mind and makes it master of its own powers, irrespective of the particular business or profession one may follow.
Webster 1913

master of education

  • noun a master's degree in education
    MEd.
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Physical education

  • noun training in the development of and care for the human body; stresses athletics; includes hygiene
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  • training of the bodily organs and powers with a view to the promotion of health and vigor.
Webster 1913

secondary education

  • noun education beyond the elementary grades; provided by a high school or college preparatory school
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secretary of education

  • noun the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Education
    Education Secretary.
    • Carter appointed Shirley Hufstedler as the first Secretary of Education
  • noun the position of the head of the Education Department
    Education Secretary.
    • the post of Education Secretary was created in 1979
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secretary of health education and welfare

  • noun head of a former executive department created in 1953 and divided into two departments in 1979
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self-education

  • noun the process of educating yourself
    self-cultivation.
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special education

  • noun education of physically or mentally handicapped children whose needs cannot be met in an ordinary classroom
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vocational education

  • noun training for a specific vocation in industry or agriculture or trade
    vocational training.
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