Which is confusing since these "things" are very different from one another.
In French, different words are used for different types of learning:
Scolarisation : This refers to the education you get in schools like colleges and universities. Schooling. Academics.
Dressage : This refers to the education that a dog or other trained animal receives. Dog training.
Formation : This is the kind of schooling that teaches you a profession. Manpower training. Professional training. Career track.
Éducation : When used alone, the word « éducation » usually refers to the rules of behavior and social skills that you learn from your parents, peers, and community (which means "other adults").
Upbringing. Being raised. Learned values...
It’s this last one that concerns this thread. Éducation - from parents, siblings, neighbors and "the community." This is the one that is supposed to create a decent upbringing, which is supposed to lead to a continuation of the community.
In our age of screen-watching and media manipulation, do we still have a functional "community?"
The Saker wrote:Sadly, most Americans are not educated by their parents, their religious leaders, their communities, or their schools. Most Americans get most of their education from watching TV.
Since all the US TV channels offer almost the exact same mix of vulgar entertainment, propaganda and commercials, this “education” resulted in a huge amount of massively dysfunctional families and communities.
This addiction to a flickering screen (be it the Idiot Tube or You Tube – same difference) gives them a very short attention span and a limited ability to process large amounts of written information, which is what is needed to be able to analyze a situation]
The Saker concludes that real éducation is sorely lacking in our culture - in our rich, North American societies.
Adam Smith wrote:In every commercial nation the low people are exceedingly stupid.
Since most of us here at pofo have grown up in a household with "flickering screens," how many of us would agree with the Saker's assessment? That our parental-community education are at a critically low level?
And if you are very familiar with other culture(s), how does the general family-community "éducation" of North Americans measure up, in your experience, compared to the other culture(s) you are familiar with?
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