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Types of education or educational establishment

adult education

noun

educational classes for adults that are often taught in the evenings

coeducation

noun

the system of educating students of both sexes in the same class or college

collegiate

adjective

relating to colleges, or intended for students at college

comprehensive

adjective

relating to a system of education in the U.K. in which students with different levels of ability are all taught in the same school

continuing education

noun

classes for adults, often held in the evening, that give them the opportunity to study a wide variety of subjects

continuing education

noun

classes in which professional people learn the latest developments, laws, etc. relating to their professions

distance learning

noun

a system in which students work at home with the help of television and radio broadcasts and send work to their teachers by mail or e-mail

e-learning

noun

methods of learning that involve the use of computers and the Internet

extracurricular

adjective

extracurricular activities are things that you do at school or college that are not part of your program of study

extramural

adjective

extramural sports and other activities involve students from more than one school

higher education

noun

education at a university or at a college of a similar level. Education at colleges that train people for particular jobs is further education.

home schooling

noun

the process of educating your children completely at home instead of in a school

intercollegiate

adjective

involving students or teams from different colleges

intramural

adjective

existing or happening among members of a particular group such as a school or college

m-learning

noun

methods of learning that involve the use of mobile phones and handheld computers

private education

noun

education that the child’s parents pay the school for directly

schooling

noun

the education that you get at school

self-organized learning environment

noun

a method of education in which groups of children learn independently using computers connected to the Internet

SOLE

noun

self-organized learning environment: a method of education in which groups of children learn independently using computers connected to the Internet

special education

noun

educational services for people with disabilities and people who have difficulty learning at the usual rate

TAFE

noun

Technical and Further Education: training in technical subjects provided in the Australian higher education system

tertiary

adjective

relating to colleges and universities

tertiary education

noun

education at a college or university

varsity

adjective

a varsity team, sport, etc. at a school, college, or university is involved in the highest level of competition

virtual learning environment

noun

a web-based system for delivering educational content

self-education

noun

a well-rounded education

an education that includes many areas, for example academics, music, the arts, and social and physical skills

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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