One of the most important aspects of our social system is Education. The primary purpose of formal education is socialization and indoctrination in a wider society. Education enables students to develop a set of values and internalize them. The enlightenment process is based on a fundamental tenet of Catholic social teaching: the value of education in the community. However, the social structure of our education is a system that is not democratic.
Currently, education is important for economic growth. In developing countries, the problem is more acute. In some places, parents prioritize short-term income-making over education. However, studies have shown that poor families return to school once their basic needs have been met. The skills that children gain during schooling can improve their economic worth as adults. In fact, more than 750 million adults in the world lack basic literacy skills. In developing countries, children have to work for less money than their adult counterparts to meet basic needs.
While formal education is more structured and requires an institution, informal education is derived from learning by doing. The purpose of informal education is to improve people’s abilities in a specific area through regular practice and education. Examples of informal education include learning your mother tongue, performing extracurricular activities, and gaining basic personality traits. In addition to formal education, there are also other forms of learning, including adult basic education and community education. Further, there are a number of important differences between formal and non-formal education.