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What is Education?

Learning that takes place in schools or school-like environments (formal education) or in the world at large; the transmission of the values and accumulated knowledge of a society. In developing cultures there is often little formal education; children learn from their environment and activities, and the adults around them act as teachers. In more complex societies, where there is more knowledge to be passed on, a more selective and efficient means of transmission - the school and teacher - becomes necessary. The content of formal education, its duration, and who receives it have varied widely from culture to culture and age to age, as has the philosophy of education. Some philosophers (e.g., John Locke) have seen individuals as blank slates onto which knowledge can be written. Others (e.g., Jean-Jacques Rousseau) have seen the innate human state as desirable in itself and therefore to be tampered with as little as possible, a view often taken in alternative education.

Related Career Titles

Adult Education Teacher Educational Resource Media Center Specialist
Alumni Relations Coord. Educational Therapist Missionary Worker
Athletic Coach Elementary Teacher Physical Education Instructor
Athletic Director Employee Trainer Preschool Administrator
Child Life Specialist Financial Aid Counselor Registrar/Admissions Dir.
Curriculum Specialist Grant Writer Training Specialist
Day Care Administrator Guidance Counselor Resource Teacher
Education Management Historic Site Administrator School Psychologist
Educ. Materials Sales Instructor, College/Univer. Secondary School Teacher
Education-Training Admin. Kindergarten Teacher Social Services Volunteer
Student Personnel Admin. Librarian Speech Pathologist
Student Admissions Admin Tutor Vocational Rehab Counselor
Student Affairs Admin. Teacher, Industrial Arts Special Education Admin.

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Related Major Skills

Ability to teach / train Explaining ideas clearly
Writing and presenting Decision making
Organization Planning
Dealing with parents or guardians Lesson planning
Summarizing ideas Ability to teach to different learning levels
Flexibility Team player
Creativity Computer skills

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Job & Internship Search Links

Handshake -- UNCW's Online Job & Career Portal

North Carolina Public Schools

Search for North Carolina Public Schools jobs

Apply for North Carolina Public School jobs

North Carolina Salary Scale

School Spring

ESL Employment

K-12 Job Search

Education America Network

Private School Employment Network - jobs, resume database

Troops to Teachers for North Carolina

Teach for America

US Teach

K-12 Job Spot

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International Teaching Links

University of Northern Iowa Career Services - Overseas Teaching Information and Job Fair

Department of Defense-check out the Office of Overseas Schools

The International Educator: the official publication of the Overseas Schools Assistance Corporation

US Department of State Office of Overseas Schools

International Schools Services

Council of International Studies

Teacher exchange program

U.S. Peace Corp

Association of Christian Schools International

Teach Abroad

Go Over Seas

CIEE (Council on International Education Exchange)

Transitions Abroad

Teach English in Asia

EF Education First


IES Global

Expertise Education, Co.


JET Programme (Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme)


World Teach



Footprints Recruiting

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Career Planning Links

Candid Career Videos

Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*NET OnLine

NC Tower

Locate Private Schools

Public School Review - research public school information

Private School Review

Salary relocation calculation and school reports (research schools)

"What to Expect Your First Year of Teaching" article by Department of Education

Education Week on the Web: archives, magazine articles, jobs by region and title, some job fairs

Teachers Edition Online: helping tools and ideas for busy teachers

Teachers Helping Teachers: provides basic teaching tips to inexperienced teachers; ideas that can be immediately implemented into the classroom

Teaching Careers Center

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Professional Association Links

National Education Association

North Carolina Association of Educators - resources, news and search engines

Resources of Education Societies

US Department of Education

List of associations

American Education Research Association

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Additional Resources

Education World - Awesome site for articles, lesson plans, curriculum, technology in the classroom, job listings newsletter, school issues, and a career center.

Education America Network (includes cover letter tips and samples)

Local School Directory

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