Definition of educational in US English:



  • 1Relating to the provision of education.

    ‘children with special educational needs’
    • ‘Numerous studies have shown that boys are falling behind girls in terms of educational achievement.’
    • ‘The majority argued that racial diversity was a legitimate goal for educational institutes.’
    • ‘Each of the educational theories presented here can guide our teaching practices.’
    • ‘Parents will look to the state as the sole provider of educational funds for their children.’
    • ‘Adult social class and income were strongly related to educational level.’
    • ‘No one would seek to deny the link between educational achievement and social conditions.’
    • ‘The proportion of students with special educational needs is below average.’
    • ‘It would infuse the vitality of a free market and thus break the state educational monopoly.’
    • ‘What, then, is the educational ethos in these schools, and what do they teach?’
    • ‘Redistribution of educational funding was not reflected in the achievement of the bulk of pupils.’
    • ‘Overseas texts vary because of the market size and often the educational context.’
    • ‘Its report is part of a wider review of special educational needs provision in the district.’
    • ‘New forms of educational content for schools have also been pioneered in Hull.’
    • ‘Her ultimate ambition is to empower and enable people through educational achievement.’
    • ‘A French educational system was developed and a French university established in Hanoi.’
    • ‘Local retired primary teachers visited the centre to assist the educational programme.’
    • ‘And this is by no means purely institutional or confined to the educational process.’
    • ‘There is a distinction between special educational needs and other needs.’
    • ‘This is a disgrace for a college that claims progressive employment and educational policies.’
    • ‘Speaking English as a second language has no real impact on educational achievement.’
    academic, scholastic, school, for study, learning, teaching, pedagogic, tuitional, instructional
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    1. 1.1 Intended or serving to educate or enlighten.
      • ‘The indoor aquarium has been set up as an educational tool for students and researchers.’
      • ‘The book is an educational experience for the layman who is also a practising Christian.’
      • ‘Information materials and educational packages are available to help in this task.’
      • ‘They have an educational web site where you can learn about the dolphins that visit the resort.’
      • ‘He is also visiting schools to give informal educational talks about his experiences.’
      • ‘The former could be used in a school educational film teaching tolerance.’
      • ‘The Associated Press reported that a few got queasy but that others found it an educational experience.’
      • ‘In addition to educational information, the site has articles on health and leisure.’
      • ‘The headteacher said it had been an enjoyable and educational week.’
      • ‘We've always known school is educational in far more ways than academics can cover.’
      • ‘During practical training, ward rounds and outpatient clinics should be educational.’
      instructive, instructional, educative, informative, informational, illuminating, pedagogic, doctrinal, preceptive, enlightening, edifying, improving, didactic, heuristic
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