शिक्षा ज्ञान तथा सिप सिक्ने तथा सिकाउने पद्धति हो। शिक्षा निरन्तर चलिरहेने प्रक्रिया हो। यो जन्मे देखि नमरुन्जेल सम्म कुनै न कुनै रुपमा चलिरहेको हुन्छ। ज्ञान सिकाउने तथा विद्यार्थीलाई पढ्न सघाउने काम शिक्षक, गुरु तथा अध्यापकले गर्दछन्। शिक्षा धेरै किसिमको हुन्छ।
There is formal education, usually in school, where a person may learn basic, academic, or trade skills. Formal education begins in elementary school र continues through secondary school. There is post-secondary education (or higher education, usually at a college or university.)
There is nonformal education, sometimes called adult basic education, adult literacy education or school equivalency preparation. In nonformal education, an adult or out-of-school youth may learn literacy or other basic skills or livelihood skills. Nonformal education takes place in small classes, tutorials or through self-instruction.
There is also informal education, for example, a parent teaching a child how to make a meal. Someone could also get an education informally on one's own, by reading many books from a library.
Education also means helping people to learn how to do things र helping them to learn how to think, make decisions र find the answers to questions.
Through education, the knowledge of a society, country, र of the world is passed on from generation to generation. In democracies, through education, children र adults are supposed to learn how to be active र effective citizens.
In most rich countries, every child has to go to school. In a few cases, children can be "home-schooled" by their parents, but this often must be approved by a school system. Public schools provide a free education through the government. Parents are free to let their children receive a private education, but they must pay for it. In some poorer places, some children cannot go to school, because their families do not have enough money, or because the children have to work.