Jeremy Wane Tate shared a comparison of Noah Webster’s 1828 definition of education with Merriam-Webster’s 2022 definition. First, the 2022 definition:
1 a : the action or process of educating or of being educated
b : the knowledge and development resulting from the process of being educated
2 : the field of study that deals mainly with methods of teaching and learning in
And here’s Noah Webster’s 1828 definition of education:
EDUCA’TION, noun [Latin educatio.] The bringing up, as of a child, instruction; formation of manners. education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations. To give children a good education in manners, arts and science, is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties.
Which dictionary would you choose?