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Basic education

Parent term: Education

3 definitions, 1 child term

The whole range of educational activities, taking place in various settings, that aim to meet basic learning needs as defined in the World Declaration on Education for All (Jomtien, Thailand, 1990). According to ISCED standard, basic education comprises primary education (first stage of basic education) and lower secondary education (second stage). It also covers a wide variety of non-formal and informal public and private activities intended to meet the basic learning needs of people of all ages.
Source: UNESCO UIS 2013, Global
Education and training that takes place in primary and secondary schools, as well as in adult education and training centres.
Source: SAQA 2013, South Africa
Similar to ‘basic skills’ or literacy and numeracy, but suggesting a primary focus on education, and a broad curriculum rather than literacy and numeracy as skills.
Source: EU Commission AL 2010, Europe

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