Student participants in methods of teaching literacy in preschool children FIRST Robotics Competition, Washington, D. Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.
A right to education has been recognized by some governments and the United Nations. In most regions, education is compulsory up to a certain age. Education began in prehistory, as adults trained the young in the knowledge and skills deemed necessary in their society. In pre-literate societies, this was achieved orally and through imitation. Story-telling passed knowledge, values, and skills from one generation to the next.