Education, in its most abstract, is about raising newborns into independent, responsible adults. When society is right with the world, it is about raising them to participate in the development of value within society.
Education, then, can be divided into three sections:
- Early Childhood: developing motor and verbal abilities.
- K-12 education: developing learning independence, instilling basic cores
- Higher Education: providing the means to master skills and continue the pursuit of Knowledge
A fourth hidden section could be called "life-long learning".