Education is the learning of the knowledge, skills and habits of a group of people who are passed down from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. Education often occurs under the guidance of others, but also allows self-taught. The etymology of the word education itself comes from Latin, namely ducare, meaning "guiding, directing, or leading" and the prefix e, means "out". So education means "guiding out" activities. Every experience has a formative effect on the way people think, feel, or act can be considered education. Education is generally divided into stages such as preschool, elementary school, junior high school, high school, and then college, university or internship.

A right to education has been recognized by several governments. At the global level, Article 13 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights recognizes the right of everyone to education. Although education is compulsory in most places until a certain age, this form of education by attending school is often not done, and a small number of parents choose for home-schooling, e-learning or similar for their children.

Education usually starts when a baby is born and lasts a lifetime. Education can start from before the baby is born as many people do by playing music and reading to babies in the womb in the hope that he can teach their baby before birth.

For some people, the experience of everyday life is more meaningful than formal education. As Mark Twain said, "I never let a school interfere with my education." Family members have a very deep teaching role, often deeper than they realize, even though the teaching of family members goes unofficially.