school·​ing | \ ˈskü-liŋ How to pronounce schooling (audio) \

Definition of schooling

1a : instruction in school : education
b : training, guidance, or discipline derived from experience
2 archaic : reproof
3 : the cost of instruction and maintenance at school
4 : the training of a horse for service especially : the teaching and exercising of horse and rider in the formal techniques of equitation

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Examples of schooling in a Sentence

He has had little schooling. the extended schooling needed for a horse to be able to make those precision movements

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About his schooling, Jimmy Breslin, born in Queens, notes that no one could call him a high-school dropout. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "‘Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists’ Review: Blue Collars, Stained With Ink," 24 Jan. 2019 When asked about their schooling, graduates of Imam Hatip schools, who had gathered to break the Ramadan fast together in a 16th century madrasa, spoke enthusiastically of the quality and camaraderie. New York Times, "Erdogan’s Plan to Raise a ‘Pious Generation’ Divides Parents in Turkey," 18 June 2018 Mr Tian worries about a vicious cycle developing, with poor education leading to low income that results in anti-social attitudes and disruption to children’s schooling. The Economist, "In China’s cities, young people with rural ties are angry," 3 May 2018 These numbers emphatically show that, even if for reasons not perfectly understood, more schooling, especially in the service of four-year degrees, strongly equates to higher overall career earnings. Chuck Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "The State of American Trade Schools," 13 Mar. 2019 Instead of embracing quotas, India should have built an education system that provided good schooling for all children. Sadanand Dhume, WSJ, "India’s Ethnic Quotas Are a Cautionary Tale," 24 Jan. 2019 The Supreme Court made clear in Plyler v. Doe that public schools have a constitutional obligation to provide schooling for children, regardless of immigration status. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump wins a battle in the culture war as NFL owners cave on national anthem protests," 24 May 2018 Kavanaugh referenced the women who’ve supported him through his schooling and this process again in both the Monday interview and a letter that he’s sent to the Judiciary Committee. Anna North, Vox, "Brett Kavanaugh’s Fox News interview, explained in 5 phrases," 25 Sep. 2018 The schooling of most caravan migrants, who are mostly young Honduran men, is about six years, below Tijuana’s average of 9.7 years, according to a recent survey conducted by the Colegio de la Frontera Norte. Santiago Pérez, WSJ, "With Migrants Stalled at U.S. Doorstep, Mexico Offers a Fresh Start," 16 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of schooling

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of schooling

: teaching that is done in a school


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