I am looking for a English word or phrase which suits someone who love to propagate education among people by establishing educational institutions or writing books and so on.

In order to translate a text from my mother tongue to English I need such a word but I can not find it so far as I have knowledge about English.I have tried to use some words(for example devoted) for this purpose but they seem inappropriate to me.

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    Evangelist, prosthelytizer. – Dan Bron May 9 '17 at 9:16
  • \What do you mean by education? General knowledge, or teaching a specific subject? Could you describe the person and what exactly they love teaching. A sample sentence would be especially helpful, I'm not keen on the above suggestions but they might fit if the context is clarified. – Mari-Lou A May 9 '17 at 9:42
  • preacher....... – Drew May 9 '17 at 13:46
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    You need to modify the title,(i.e. delete "preach") otherwise users are just going to suggest the more obvious solutions: preacher, rabbi, guru, sage, spiritual leader, mentor... – Mari-Lou A May 9 '17 at 14:15
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    Possible duplicate of Word for person who loves to share knowledge – thomj1332 Jun 9 '17 at 13:53

I'm not entirely sure a single word would do. 'Enthusiast' certainly fits, but you might want to qualify it further with the subject that enthuses them, such as 'educational/education enthusiast'.


Pedagogue can have negative connotations, but depending on the context it might work for you.



educationist TFD or educationalist

an expert in the theory and/or methods of education.

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