mis·​ed·​u·​ca·​tion ˌmis-ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce miseducation (audio)
plural miseducations
: poor, wrong, or harmful education
… it's getting easier to blame the miseducation of poor students solely on lack of discipline.The New York Times Book Review

Examples of miseducation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in a time of immense and increased polarization on teaching LGBTQ history in schools, Storey’s experience, and his subsequent artistic practice, offers a unique window into a world of miseducation and representation. Seth Combs, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 June 2024 My own life suggests a possible answer: the intentional and systematic miseducation of Jews in America. Jill Gurvey, Twin Cities, 2 May 2024 But as noted during the event, it’s shrouded in miseducation here in the U.S. and has been since physicians, male physicians at that, started to be touted as the preferred people to deliver babies. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 22 Apr. 2024 Yet the third form of colonialism, the one that seems to pervade the film’s entire substance, is the insidious and ongoing campaign of cultural oblivion, the evaporation of memory and dissolution of history in the daily American media onslaught and the officialized miseducation that accompanies it. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 5 Aug. 2021 Mental health stigma can also lead to Blacks repressing their symptoms and miseducation about mental illness and suicide — suggesting that Black people do not experience either. Maia Niguel Hoskin, Forbes, 28 May 2022 Woodson abandoned two prestigious academic leadership roles to focus on funding and leading an association dedicated to ending miseducation for good. Byellen McGirt, Fortune, 31 Jan. 2023 The ways in which the best American filmmakers are contending with the past reflect and resist the falsifications, denials, and suppressions of history that are integral to the right wing’s political agenda of miseducation. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 5 Dec. 2022 Yes - there is a tremendous amount of misconception and miseducation surrounding the vaccine. Risa Sarachan, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miseducation was in 1611

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“Miseducation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miseducation. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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