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or ed·u·ca·tion·al·ist

[ej-oo-key-shuh-nist or ej-oo-key-shuh-nl-ist]
  1. a specialist in the theory and methods of education.
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Origin of educationist

First recorded in 1820–30; education + -ist
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Examples from the Web for educationalist

Historical Examples

  • He was an Educationalist, and Education is the true Leveller.

    Res Judicat

    Augustine Birrell

  • Bain, Alexander, Scottish philosopher and educationalist, was born at Aberdeen in 1818.

  • He was steeped in Montaigne, to whom he has paid a glowing tribute in “Schopenhauer as Educationalist.”

  • William Johnson indeed secured a fame as educationalist that is recorded in the National Dictionary.

  • Two classes of men—the artist and the educationalist—are sworn, on soul and conscience, not to ask it.

British Dictionary definitions for educationalist



  1. a specialist in educational theory or administration
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