This article is about development school for children for learning. For the concept of “schooling”, see Education.
In addition to these core schools, students in a given country may also attend schools before and after primary and secondary education. There are also non-government schools, called private schools. Private schools may be required when the government does not supply adequate, or special education. In home schooling and online schools, teaching and learning take place outside a traditional school building. The concept of grouping students together in a centralized location for learning has existed since Classical antiquity.
Islam was another culture that developed a school system in the modern sense of the word. Emphasis was put on knowledge, which required a systematic way of teaching and spreading knowledge, and purpose-built structures. Under the Ottomans, the towns of Bursa and Edirne became the main centers of learning. Obligatory school attendance became common in parts of Europe during the 18th century.