School Choices and Free Time
A school is an educational establishment designed to offer different learning environments and learning spaces for the education of students enrolled in it. Most developed countries have centralized systems of formal public schooling, which may be mandatory. In such systems, children progress through a prescribed number of primary schools, each bearing a different educational philosophy. A secondary school differs from a primary school in that it often bears additional academic and vocational emphasis.
In the United States, a child starts off with the local elementary school and advances through the various levels of establishments, each bearing its own educational philosophy. Students then progress to junior high school, which typically consists of two more grades. At this stage, students are able to receive instruction at either public or private schools, depending on their parents’ wishes. Private schools are generally considered to be more expensive than their public counterparts.
The third level of primary education is known as the college, which usually takes the form of a four-year university. Students complete a general liberal arts degree as a prelude to entering the college. A college student may opt to pursue his individual course of studies, or he may obtain objective instruction in a specific field. Objective courses generally require him to complete a set number of credit hours over the course of his studies. In most cases, these subjects include the arts, mathematics, science, and history.
In English, a school is the place wherein children learn. That implies that a school is a physical structure with a specified number of classrooms, school rooms, and playgrounds. The term ‘school’ has different meanings in various nations and it is used according to the educational system of the respective land. In the United States, school means a licensed institution of learning, provided by a government agency or a private school. It can also mean any of the following: any accredited educational establishment designed for the primary or secondary education of the child, any institution of learning where children are taught at a particular time for the purpose of developing social, economic, cultural or other aspects of life, and any institution of learning where prescribed tests are taken by pupils for the purpose of evaluating the knowledge, skills, abilities, or learning of a student.
In education, there is instruction, there is a reading, there is writing, there is speaking, there is teaching and there is learning; and these things do not need any definition. It is enough to say that instruction refers to instruction, reading to make progress in reading, writing to develop writing skills, speaking to improve listening ability, teaching to develop teaching skills, and so on. Similarly, all these things can be taught without any definition. In any case, they are part of instruction, reading, writing, speaking, and teaching.
In any case, the best definition of instruction would be to include all these things under the single term of instruction. The best definition of reading would be to be instruction, because reading is a part of all of these other things, without which nothing can be taught. On the other hand, the best definition of a leisure activity would be a part of instruction, because a leisure activity is instruction. Indeed, I have always looked upon reading as a part of the instruction process, although I do not think that to be an overly intelligent attitude. The problem, however, is that there are too few adults who use their time well, so reading is not the most important part of instruction.