Meaning of “educationalist” in the English Dictionary

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"educationalist" in British English

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educationalistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌedʒ.uˈkeɪ.ʃən.əl.ɪst/ us /ˌedʒ.əˈkeɪ.ʃən.əl.ɪst/ also educationist,

Examples from literature

  • At present there seems to be no agreement among educationalists, professional or amateur, as to what constitutes usefulness in education. 
  • He revived St. John's College and gained fame as an educationalist. 
  • It is generally taken for granted nowadays by fervent educationalists that the important thing to encourage in boys is keenness in every department of school life. 
  • That being so, our educationalists have taken care that to every examination some external reward or rewards shall be attached. 
  • This is a question in regard to which different opinions have been held in different ages, and during recent years a remarkable change has begun to come over the minds of practical educationalists in regard to it. 

(Definition of “educationalist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)