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A primary school in Český Těšín, Poland

Primary education is the first stage of compulsory education. It is preceded by pre-school or nursery education and is followed by secondary education. In North America this stage of education is usually known as elementary education. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2576x1932, 1201 KB) Description: Polish primary school and gymnasium in Český Těšín Date: 5 July, 2006 Camera: Kodak DX7590 Author: Darwinek File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2576x1932, 1201 KB) Description: Polish primary school and gymnasium in Český Těšín Date: 5 July, 2006 Camera: Kodak DX7590 Author: Darwinek File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not... Český Těšín (Polish: ) is a town in the northeastern Czech Republic, on the Olza river, in Moravian-Silesian Region. ... Compulsory education is education which children are required by law to receive and governments to provide. ... Preschool is of, relating to, or for a child past infancy but younger than school age, usually between the ages of two and five (or six). ... Secondary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


In most countries, it is compulsory for children to receive primary education, though in many jurisdictions it is permissible for parents to provide it. The transition to secondary school or high school is somewhat arbitrary, but it generally occurs at about eleven or twelve years of age. Some educational systems have separate middle schools with the transition to the final stage of education taking place at around the age of fourteen. Secondary school is a term used to describe an institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling, known as secondary education, takes place. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ...


The major goals of primary education are achieving basic literacy and numeracy amongst all pupils, as well as establishing foundations in science, geography, history and other social sciences. The relative priority of various areas, and the methods used to teach them, are an area of considerable political debate. This article is about the ability to read and write. ... Numeracy is a term that emerged in the United Kingdom as a contraction of numerical literacy. In the United States, it is familiar to math educators and intellectuals but not in the common usage. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... HIStory - Past, Present and Future, Book I is a double-disc album (one half greatest hits, one half studio album) by American musician Michael Jackson released in June of 1995 by the Epic Records division of Sony BMG. The first disc, (HIStory Begins) contains fifteen hit singles from the past... The social sciences are a group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world. ...


Typically, primary education is provided in schools, where the child will stay in steadily advancing classes until they complete it and move on to high school/secondary school. Children are usually placed in classes with one teacher who will be primarily responsible for their education and welfare for that year. This teacher may be assisted to varying degrees by specialist teachers in certain subject areas, often music or physical education. The continuity with a single teacher and the opportunity to build up a close relationship with the class is a notable feature of the primary education system. Students in Rome, Italy. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... Physical education (PE) is the interdisciplinary study of all area of science relating to the transmission of physical knowledge and skills to an individual or a group, the application of these skills, and their results. ...


Traditionally, various forms of corporal punishment have been an integral part of early education. Recently this practice has come under attack, and in many cases been outlawed, especially in Western countries. Corporal punishment is forced pain intended to change a persons behaviour or to punish them. ... For alternative meanings for The West in the United States, see the U.S. West and American West. ...

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Albania

Main article Education in Albania

Education in Albania The literacy rate in Albania for the total population, age 9 or older, is about 93%. Elementary education is compulsory (grades 1-8), but most students continue at least until a secondary education. ...

Australia

Main article Education in Australia

This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Canada

Main article Education in Canada

Education in Canada is provided, funded and overseen by federal, provincial, and local governments. ...

France

Main article Education in France

Schoolsystem in France The French educational system is highly centralised, organised, and ramified. ...

Germany

Main article Education in Germany

Responsibility for educational oversight in Germany lies primarily with the states while the federal government only has a minor role. ...

Iran

Main article Education in Iran

Irans educational system comprises many schools and universities scattered throughout the country. ...

Israel

Main article Education in Israel

This article is about the education in Israel. ...

Japan

Main article Elementary school in Japan
A large elementary school in Magome, Japan.

Shōgakko (小学校) is the elementary school in Japan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1792x1200, 509 KB) A very nice elementary school in Magome, Japan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1792x1200, 509 KB) A very nice elementary school in Magome, Japan. ... Magome (馬籠) was one of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō, an ancient road that connected Kyoto and Edo. ...

Republic of Ireland

Main article Education in the Republic of Ireland

Primary school teaching in Republic of Ireland consists of 8 grades.These are: Junior infants, Senior infants, 1st class, 2nd class, 3rd class, 4th class, 5th class, 6th class The Republic of Irelands education system is quite similar to that of most other western countries. ...


The subjects mainly taught in primary school are: English, Maths, Irish, Hisory, Geography, Science, P.E.(physcial education), Art, S.P.H.E(social,personal,health,education), Religion,

  • C.S.P.E(civics,social,political,education)
  • =Vaugely taught,not really a main subject

Religion teaches only about catholisism,not metoining any other religions.This is because churches control most schools in Ireland.1st and 6th class prepares children for communion and confirmation.


Myanmar

Main article Education in Myanmar

The education system of Myanmar is operated by the Ministry of Education. ...

New Zealand

Main article Education in New Zealand

Education in New Zealand is nominally free for all primary, intermediate and secondary schooling. ...

Palestinian territories

Main article Education in the Palestinian territories

Education in Palestinian territories is provided by the government, UNRWA, and private sources. ...

Poland

Main article Education in Poland

Education in Poland starts at the age of 7 years of primary school (Polish szkoła podstawowa). ...

United Kingdom

Main article Education in the United Kingdom

Primary education is provided by state schools run by the government and by independent fee-paying schools. In the state system children are either educated in separate infant and junior schools or in a combined primary school. Schools in the private sector providing primary education are generally known as preparatory schools or prep schools. In the private sector the transfer to the final stage of education often takes place at 14. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... A Junior School is most commonly a school for pupils aged 7-11 in the United Kingdom. ... A preparatory school, or prep school in the United Kingdom, and previously in the British Empire and so the Commonwealth in current English usage, is an independent school designed to prepare a student for fee-paying, secondary independent school (public school). ...


England

Main article Education in England

Children start school either in the year or the term in which they reach five depending upon the policy of the Local Education Authority. All state schools are obliged to follow a centralised National Curriculum. The primary school years are split into Key Stages: Education in England is the responsibility of Department for Education and Skills at national level and, in the case of publicly funded compulsory education, of Local Education Authorities. ... A Local Education Authority (LEA) is the part of a council in England or Wales that is responsible for education within that councils jurisdiction. ... The National Curriculum was introduced into England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as a nationwide curriculum for primary and secondary state schools following the Education Reform Act 1988. ... A Key Stage is a stage of the state education system in the UK setting the educational knowledge expected of students at various ages. ...

  • Foundation Stage 1 (in a pre-school/childcare environment)
    • Nursery, age 3 to 4
  • Key Stage 1 (in an Infant or Primary school)
    • Year 1, age 5 to 6
    • Year 2, age 6 to 7
  • Key Stage 2 (in Junior or Primary school)
    • Year 3, age 7 to 8
    • Year 4, age 8 to 9
    • Year 5, age 9 to 10
    • Year 6, age 10 to 11

At the end of Key Stage 2 in Year 6 all children in state primary schools are required to take National Curriculum tests in reading, writing, mathematics and science. All state primary schools are under the jurisdiction of the Department for Education and Skills and are required to receive regular inspections by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED). Private schools are inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The Foundation Stage is the government label for education for pupils aged 3 to 5 in state schools in England and Wales. ... The Foundation Stage is the government label for education for pupils aged 3 to 5 in state schools in England and Wales. ... Key Stage 1 is the legal term for the two years of schooling in maintained schools in England and Wales normally known as Year 1 and Year 2, when pupils are aged between 5 and 7. ... Key Stage 2 is the legal term for the four years of schooling in maintained schools in England and Wales normally known as Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6, when pupils are aged between 7 and 11. ... National Curriculum assessments are a series of educational assessments carried out on children attending schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that follow the National Curriculum. ... The Department for Education and Skills is a department in the United Kingdom government created in 2001. ... Ofsted logo The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) is a non-ministerial government department, established in 1993 under the Education (Schools) Act 1992. ... The Independent Schools Inspectorate is an organisation responsible for the inspection of indepdendent schools in England which are affiliated to the Independent Schools Council (ISC). ...


Wales

Main article Primary Education in Wales

Primary Education in Wales has a similar structure to Primary Education in England. ...

Scotland

Main article Education in Scotland

Educational oversight Cabinet Secretary Scottish Executive Education Department Fiona Hyslop MSP National education budget n/a (2007-08) Primary languages English and Scottish Gaelic National system Compulsory education 1872 Literacy (2005 est)  â€¢ Men  â€¢ Women 99% 99% 99% Enrollment  â€¢ Primary  â€¢ Secondary  â€¢ Post-secondary 1,452,240 390,2602 322,980 739...

United States

Main article Education in the United States
Elementary school in California

In the USA the first stage of compulsory education is generally known as elementary education. It takes place in elementary schools which incorporate the first six or eight grades and sometimes have a kindergarten. Elementary schools in the US are also known as grade schools or grammar schools. In some schools, teachers utilize a "looping system" where the same teacher teaches the same group of students for two years. For example, a third-grade class may have one teacher who would teach those students for an entire year, then that teacher would teach fourth-grade the next year, and thereby teach the same class again. The teacher would then revert back to the third grade the following year to start the process all over with a different group of students. Educational oversight Secretary Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of Education Margaret Spellings Raymond Simon National education budget $1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 824 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 824 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A grammar school is a school that may, depending on regional usage as exemplified below, provide either secondary education or, a much less common usage, primary education (also known as elementary). Grammar schools trace their origins back to medieval Europe, as schools in which university preparatory subjects, such as Latin...


Over the past few decades, schools in the USA have been testing various arrangements which break from the one-teacher, one-class mould. Multi-age programmes, where children in different grades (e.g. Kindergarten through to second grade) share the same classroom and teachers, is one increasingly popular alternative to traditional elementary instruction. An alternative is that children might have a main class and go to another teacher's room for one subject, such as science, while the science teacher's main class will go to the other teacher's room for another subject, such as social studies. This could be called a two-teacher, two-class mould, or a rotation, similar to the concept of teams in junior high school. Another method is to have the children have one set of classroom teachers in the first half of the year, and a different set of classroom teachers in the second half of the year. Second grade (called Grade 2 in some regions) is a year of education in America and many other nations. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ...


See also

Educational stages vary around the world. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... This is a list of articles on education organized by country: Education in Afghanistan Education in Albania Education in Algeria Education in Argentina Education in Armenia Education in Australia Education in Austria Education in Bangladesh Higher Education in Bangladesh Education in Belarus Education in Belgium Education in Bolivia Education in... This is a list of lists of schools, sorted by country. ...

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Evaluation of World Bank's Support for Primary Education | What is the Unfinished Agenda (667 words)
As a co-sponsor of the 1990 Education for All (EFA) movement, the World Bank has invested heavily in the movement’s centerpiece, primary education, over the past 15 years.
The funding during the 15 year period represents almost 90 percent of Bank financing for primary education since the beginning of its support to primary education in 1963.
The Bank’s sector policy for primary education since 1990 has emphasized two main objectives: expansion of access to primary education (especially for girls and other disadvantaged), and improvement of learning outcomes.
Primary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (627 words)
The division between primary and secondary education is somewhat arbitrary, but it generally occurs at about twelve years of age (adolescence); some educational systems have separate middle schools for that period.
Typically, primary education is provided in schools, where (in the absence of parental movement or other intervening factors) the child will stay in steadily advancing classes until they complete it and move on to secondary schooling.
The major goals of primary education are achieving basic literacy and numeracy amongst all their students, as well as establishing foundations in science, geography, history and other social sciences.
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