from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being educable
- n. The degree to which someone is educable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Capability of being educated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Capability of being educated; capacity for receiving instruction.
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Tanton has warned of a "Latin onslaught," complained about Latinos 'allegedly low "educability" and suggested that maintaining American culture requires a clear "European-American majority."
Whatever we call it, "educability" is usually defined in terms of
There was no attempt to explain the details of this process of habituation; it was assumed to be a part of the general "educability" of living matter.
The power of being educated -- 'educability' as we may term it -- is what man possesses in excess as compared with the apes.
E. Ray Lankester has termed "educability," not less than instinct, is hereditary.
In each generation they have to be acquired afresh, and with increased 'educability' they are more readily acquired and a larger variety of them ....
There has been natural selection of the more educable animals, for "the character which we describe as 'educability' can be transmitted, it is a congenital character.
Chris Travers: I disagree with you on the educability issue.
But the fact that the leadership of the school and a number of the most senior teachers were either utterly disdainful of the students they taught, or had completely given up on the educability of the kids, had a terrible effect on overall staff motivation.
The question of how much of what we call "ability" is inherited is maybe the most important question in education because the answer to the question influences nearly every decision made about the "educability" of various kinds of students, about segregation and desegregation in schools, about various kinds of