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Encyclopedia > Secondary school

Secondary school is a term used to describe an institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling, known as secondary education, takes place. It follows on from primary or elementary education. There are many different types of secondary school and the terminology used varies around the world. Children usually transfer to secondary school between the ages of 11 and 14, and finish between the ages of 16 and 18, though there is considerable variation from country to country. In the United States the term high school is often used as a synonym for secondary school. Institutions are structures and mechanisms of social order and cooperation governing the behavior of two or more individuals. ... Secondary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Nomenclature

The names used to describe the institutions used for secondary education vary from country to country. Sometimes the same terminology is used in different countries but with very different meanings.

Mossbourne Community Academy, the controversial successor to Hackney Downs School. ... In England, City Technology Colleges (CTCs) are independent schools which charge no fees as their recurrent costs are paid by the DfES and businesses within the private sector. ... In France, secondary education is divided into two stages: the collèges (IPA: ) cater for the first four years of secondary education from the ages of 11 to 15; the lycées (IPA: ) provide a three-year course of further secondary education for children between the ages of 15 and... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually shortened to preparatory school, or prep school) is a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... A college (Latin collegium) can be the name of any group of colleagues; originally it meant a group of people living together under a common set of rules (con-, together + leg-, law). As a consequence members of colleges were originally styled fellow and still are in some places. ... Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Ottawa built in 1874 A collegiate institute is a general term that can refer a school of secondary or tertiary education. ... A community school in Ireland is a type of secondary education school funded individually and directly by the state. ... A Comprehensive school is a type of school providing secondary level education in England or Wales. ... Most public high school in the United States are comprehensive public high schools. ... In Quebec province, Canada, the term école secondaire is used to designate the institution where secondary education is given. ... The façade of the Liceu, as viewed from the Ramblas The Gran Teatre del Liceu (or simply Liceu; in Spanish: Liceo) is an opera house on Las Ramblas in Barcelona. ... 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... A gymnasium (pronounced with or, in Swedish, as opposed to ) is a type of school providing secondary education in some parts of Europe, comparable to English Grammar Schools and U.S. High Schools. ... Rütli-Hauptschule, Berlin-Neukölln. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Högstadiet (roughly higher stadium) is the Swedish term for the seventh to ninth grade of the school system. ... An independent school is a school which is not dependent upon national or local government for financing its operation and is instead operated by tuition charges, gifts, and perhaps the investment yield of an endowment. ... 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. ... In France, secondary education is divided into two schools: the collège (IPA: ) (somewhat comparable to U.S. junior high school) for the first four years directly following primary school; the lycée (IPA: ) (comparable to a U.S. high school) for the next three years. ... The façade of the Liceu, as viewed from La Rambla The Gran Teatre del Liceu (IPA: ), or simply Liceu (IPA: ) in Catalan) or Liceo (IPA: ) in Spanish, is an opera house on La Rambla in Barcelona. ... Educational oversight Minister of Education Minister of Culture Ministry of Education Antti Kalliomäki Tanja Karpela National education budget € 5. ... A Lyceum can be an educational institution (often a school of secondary education in Europe), or a public hall used for cultural events like concerts. ... 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. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In Germany, the Realschule was an outgrowth of the rationalism and empiricism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. ... Meaning Secondary college is the official name for Secondary schools in Victoria, Australia. ... Secondary modern schools are a type of school in British educational systems, part of the Tripartite System. ... The Tripartite System of education in the United Kingdom was a system of education introduced in the Butler Education Act of 1944, covering Primary and Secondary education. ... Waldorf Education, sometimes called Steiner education, is a world-wide movement based on an educational philosophy formulated by Austrian Rudolf Steiner after World War I. With a goal of educating the whole child, Waldorf educators place a strong emphasis on balancing the childs natural stages of development with creativity... A vocational school, providing vocational education and also as referred to as a trade school or career college, and school is operated for the express purpose of giving its students the skills needed to perform a certain job or jobs. ... A voluntary secondary school (alternatively: secondary school) in Ireland is a type of secondary education school that is privately owned and managed, often by church authorities, especially in the case of the Roman Catholic religion. ...

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APPLYING ELEMENTS OF EFFECTIVE SECONDARY SCHOOLING FOR LANGUAGE MINORITY STUDENTS: (5345 words)
Schools which are effective with LM students make it a priority to overcome obstacles to the participation of parents and actively encourage and facilitate parents' involvement in their children's schooling.
The elements of effective schooling for LM students may or may not be present throughout the time of LM students' secondary schooling (e.g., for all four years of high school), and they may or may not be present in all of the educational experiences of LM students at any one point in time.
One way for secondary school staffs to ensure that they are meeting the needs of LM students is to establish goals (that is, to decide what they aspire to), to examine what they are doing, and then to adjust what they are doing to meet their goals.
Secondary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (704 words)
Secondary education is a period of education which, in most contemporary educational systems of the world, follows directly after primary education, and which may be followed by tertiary, "post-secondary", or "higher" education (e.g., university).
In some educational systems, secondary schools are literally termed middle schools; the use of this term is not consistent around the world as middle school in some systems refers to the first period of secondary schooling, or alternately, the last period of primary education.
Primary and secondary education together are sometimes (in particular, in Canada and the United States) referred to as "K-12" education, (K is for kindergarten, 12 is for twelfth grade).
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