Education is the systematic instruction, schooling, or training given to the young in preparation for the work of life, and by extension, similar instruction or training obtained in adulthood.
Societies that thrive encouraged a thirst for knowledge - at every age and stage of life. Education is a process that begins before school age and is reflected in pre-school arrangements such as child care and early childhood education. It also continues beyond elementary and high school, to college, university and professional training through apprenticeships. Education continues as lifelong learning. As the world changes, education helps Nova Scotian's adapt to new challenges.