Definition of educational in English:

educational

Line breaks: edu|ca¦tion¦al
Pronunciation: /edʒuˈkeɪʃən(ə)l
 
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adjective

1Relating to the provision of education: educational institutions children with special educational needs
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  • Its report is part of a wider review of special educational needs provision in the district.
  • What, then, is the educational ethos in these schools, and what do they teach?
  • Speaking English as a second language has no real impact on educational achievement.
Synonyms
1.1Intended or serving to educate or enlighten: seeing an analyst was a very educational experience
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  • He is also visiting schools to give informal educational talks about his experiences.
  • The book is an educational experience for the layman who is also a practising Christian.
  • The Associated Press reported that a few got queasy but that others found it an educational experience.
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educationalist

noun
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  • Failed ‘child-centred’ theories which took hold of education in the 1960s still retain their iron grip on educationalists and still infect teacher training colleges.
  • Yet it sometimes seems that many teachers and educationalists have forgotten these basic facts.
  • It is this group of educationalists who provide ongoing professional development to the 44,000 teachers who are committed to the learning needs of our young people.

educationally

adverb
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  • That includes providing child care, and all the things they need educationally, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.
  • They have constructed syllabuses, profiles, outcomes and key competencies focused on a range of intellectually valid but educationally inappropriate criteria which are, for many less able students, meaningless.
  • If that pillar remains weak politically, educationally and economically, the country cannot be strong.

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