The word ‘school’ can be traced back to ancient Greece. It derives from the Greek term ‘skhole’, which signified leisure, rest, and idleness, learned discussion, or a place where leisure and discussion might take place. In classical Latin, the related schola is more didactic, referring to the exposition of a teacher of his or her views on a subject, or the place or establishment where a teacher expounds. It also refers to the followers of a particular system of teaching or a public meeting place.

The word ‘schooling’ has a more recent etymology traceable to the 15th century. Schooling may refer to a form of training designed to shape character or behaviour, or to the imparting or receiving of wisdom, morality, or understanding. The word also ...

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