The Biblical Theory of Christian Education

However, the word “education” is also often used today with an expanded meaning to cover the opposite process as well.  For today, by “education” we not only mean what we draw out of someone.   We also mean what we put into someone — which latter process should really be called “inducation” or induction, or indoctrination.

Nevertheless here we will use the word education in the broad sense to cover both that which we take out of someone which God had previously put into them — as well as that which we implant from God’s world into someone (something which was not in them before).   So the word education, when taken thus, covers “inducation” as well — namely that teaching process of encouraging the development of knowledge and virtues in a human being, by incorporating them into his personality from the outside-inwards.