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  APPLYING ELEMENTS OF EFFECTIVE SECONDARY SCHOOLING FOR LANGUAGE MINORITY STUDENTS:
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.
www.ncela.gwu.edu /pubs/pigs/pig14.htm   (5345 words)

  
  Secondary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secondary_education   (704 words)

  
 High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
High school or secondary school is the name used for the last segment of compulsory secondary education in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Spain, Hong Kong, India, the Republic of Ireland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, the People's Republic of China, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Secondary schools in the most of the remaining provinces (except Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island) consist of four grades from 9 through 12.
However, every student in secondary schools must do a compulsory exam, the Junior Certificate at the age of 15 or 16 after three years of being educated, in other words, finishing 3rd year as it is known.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secondary_school   (3042 words)

  
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The proportion of females who reported primary school as their highest level attended rose from 38 percent in 1960 to 42 percent in 1972; and by 1972, 24 and 18 percent of all males and females, respectively, had attended secondary school compared to 6 and 3 percent in 1940.
However, modeling schooling choice as part of a household decision is more appealing and more accurate because the emphasis on the family or the household, rather than the individual, as the decision-making unit, captures the close economic ties between the individual and the family.
Although the number of secondary schools increased even in rural areas, residing in a city at age 13, the age at which one is likely to enter high school, remained an important factor in determining male and female schooling levels, adding 1.5 years to male levels, and about 1 year to female 32 levels.
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 EPAA Vol. 6 No. 18 Laih & Westbury: Transformation of Taiwan's Upper Secondary Education System
The percentage of students enrolled in the academic high school (full-time and supplementary) has dropped from 35 percent of the in-school cohort in 1971 to 20 percent in 1996 while vocational secondary (full-time and supplementary) and junior college enrollments have increased from 65 percent of the cohort in 1971 to 80 percent in 1996.
Thus, Trow (1960) captured many of the implications of school (and college) expansion, both for the changing social roles and the educational characters of the secondary schools, with his now-classical characterization of the stages of the American secondary school's movement towards the hegemony of the school as an institution dominating young adulthood.
This school was succeeded in the inter-war period by a mass-terminal school with a significant vocational orientation and curriculum in which there was widespread participation to the end of a secondary education, but most students did not continue their school careers after this point.
epaa.asu.edu /epaa/v6n18   (9046 words)

  
 Reforming Secondary Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Secondary education should be followed by tertiary education in specialized fields or skills training for specific jobs in the labour force.
As such, secondary school leavers must either be fitted for further education in a particular field or to be trained in some specific skill area in the world of work.
Accordingly, secondary education must be of a general nature in a wide range of fields while facilitating the initial stages of specialization based on individual aptitude, achievement, interests and aspiration.
www.oecs.org /oeru/inits_sec_edu.htm   (469 words)

  
 Secondary education - Psychology Wiki
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).
Secondary school or High school is employed in many educational systems to refer to secondary education.
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.
psychology.wikia.com /wiki/Secondary_education   (888 words)

  
 Archived:Contemporary Research in the United States, Germany, and Japan on Five Education Issues: Structure of the ...
School kindergarten (Schulkindergärten) places are less numerous (39,363 in 1991) (Ständige Konferenz der Kultusminister der Länder in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland [KMK] 1993b) and are geared to children who have reached their sixth birthday but who lack the maturity to begin mandatory schooling.
School kindergartens are usually organizationally integrated into the elementary school and seek to develop in children the preconditions for later success in school.
State-recognized private schools award the same qualifications as their public counterparts and are generally not considered elite schools, either in terms of their educational support or of the students who attend them.
www.ed.gov /pubs/Research5/Germany/structure_g.html   (3159 words)

  
 Chapter 2: The Context of Australian Schooling - The structure of Australian schooling)
Schooling in Australia is compulsory for children aged 6 to 15 (16 in Tasmania).
Secondary schooling is available for either five or six years according to the State arrangements as set out in Figure 2.1.
The number of special schools was 369, which represented a fall of almost 17 per cent from the 444 operating in 1990.
cms.curriculum.edu.au /anr2001/ch2_struct.htm   (545 words)

  
 EDUCATION-KENYA: THE NEXT GOAL - UNIVERSAL SECONDARY SCHOOLING
While some primary school leavers will be able to attend private secondary schools, the fees these institutions charge are beyond the reach of most parents - whose children may be forced to abandon formal schooling.
It is rapidly becoming clear that the policy on basic schooling will have to be matched by similar initiatives concerning secondary education if the nation does not want to be confronted with an even bigger number of children who drop out after primary school.
Part of the solution to the secondary school shortage may lie in having more pupils attend polytechnics, which teach practical skills rather than the academic curriculum of traditional high schools.
www.exodusnews.com /worldnews/world061.htm   (770 words)

  
 Auckland City Libraries: Primary and secondary schooling
Shortly after children enter school at age five they are put into a ‘year one’ class, and can remain in school until they have reached ‘year thirteen’.
School attendance is compulsory from six to sixteen years though typically children start school after their 5th birthday and many stay at school until  they complete school year 13.  They may then move to tertiary study.
Young adults start attending secondary school at the age of twelve or thirteen in year 9.
www.aucklandcitylibraries.com /general.aspx?ct=628   (169 words)

  
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Since in Vietnam the majority of workers with secondary, vocational or university education were assigned to jobs in the public sector an average rate of return of 5 percent to one additional year of schooling is entirely consistent with these findings for China.
Secondary academic and secondary vocational education are consistently poor investments.
Secondary education does not appear to be a very good investment, but the analysis masks one of the key benefits that individuals derive from secondary schooling- 21 it allows one to pursue studies at higher schooling levels.
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 Malaysia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As of December 2005, however, expectations of further appreciation was muted as capital flight exceeded USD 10 billion.
Malaysian children begin schooling from the age of 5 or 6 in kindergarten.
International schools include - Australian International School, Malaysia (Australian curriculum), The Alice Smith School (British curriculum), The International School of Kuala Lumpur (International Baccalaureate and American curriculum), The Japanese School of Kuala Lumpur (Japanese curriculum), Lycée Français de Kuala Lumpur (French curriculum) amongst others.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Malaysia   (7119 words)

  
 EDUCATION-KENYA : TIME NOW FOR UNIVERSAL SECONDARY SCHOOLING?
While some primary school leavers will be able to attend private secondary schools, the fees these institutions charge are beyond the reach of most parents - whose children may be forced to abandon formal schooling.
It is rapidly becoming clear that the policy on basic schooling will have to be matched by similar initiatives concerning secondary education if the nation does not want to be confronted with an even bigger number of children who drop out after primary school.
In addition, he says parents have an important role to play when it comes to secondary education: "Parents too must join in to help primary schools start their own secondary wings so that when children sit their final exams, they automatically join their secondary school." This view has been echoed by authorities.
www.ipsterraviva.net /Africa/send.asp?idnews=26   (689 words)

  
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Please note that the data and description on the measures of schooling quality and educational inequality is in the file "quality.xls" (Excel 5.0) The diskette has six plain ASCII (text) files - school1.raw, school2.raw, school3.raw, school4.raw, school5.raw and school6.raw.
YEAR : Year (60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85 and 90) NO : Percentage of "no schooling" in the total population NOM : Percentage of "no schooling" in the male population NOF : Percentage of "no schooling" in the female population PRI : Percentage of "primary school attained" in the total pop.
SECM : Percentage of "secondary school attained" in the male pop.
www.nber.org /ftp/barro.lee.90/README   (508 words)

  
 After primary education, What ?
Secondary education contributes to consolidating what was taught in primary school.
Such curricula may have been appropriate when secondary education concerned a small minority of children, destined to continue to higher education but they need to be reformed if secondary education is to be relevant for a much larger proportion of the age group.
Indeed, the cost burden of running a secondary school may be difficult to sustain in the long run, especially if the communities are already heavily involved in financing primary education.
www.unesco.org /iiep/eng/focus/efa/aftprim.htm   (2427 words)

  
 Children & Youth - Secondary & Tertiary Education
Secondary education, according to UNESCO, belongs to an amorphous zone that lies between primary and tertiary education.
While secondary school is often seen as a mere preparation to college/university studies, some types of secondary school aim at preparing students for the job market.
Investing in secondary and tertiary education – and not just primary education - pays rich dividends, and by raising the level of post-secondary educational attainment, increased human capital can translate into steady economic growth.
web.worldbank.org /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTCY/0,,contentMDK:20246163~menuPK:565296~pagePK:148956~piPK:216618~theSitePK:396445,00.html   (495 words)

  
 Schooling in the Northern Territory - Department of Employment, Education and Training
Government schools are not zoned unless a school has reached or is about to reach capacity.
To choose a school for your child, call the schools that may be suitable and arrange a time to visit or speak with the principal or a senior staff member.
Schools are designed to cater for wet season rains with covered walkways and protected or enclosed recreation areas.
www.deet.nt.gov.au /education/parents/schooling_in_nt.shtml   (644 words)

  
 1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2004
Primary schooling in most states and territories begins with a preparatory or kindergarten year, followed by six or seven primary grades, then a further five or six years to complete a full secondary course of study.
In senior secondary years, a wider range of options is available in the larger schools and there is an increasing trend towards encouraging individual schools to develop courses suited to the needs and interests of their students, subject to accreditation and moderation procedures.
School students may obtain certificates and undertake New Apprenticeships in VET as part of their senior school study and undertake some parts of their programs in the workplace.
www.abs.gov.au /Ausstats/abs@.nsf/94713ad445ff1425ca25682000192af2/3634836e93f5adedca256dea00053939!OpenDocument   (1673 words)

  
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Secondary schooling represents the second tier of formal education, a stage of academic development where the foundation developed at the primary level is built upon and strengthened in preparation for tertiary or vocational training.
This level of schooling in Malaysia is regulated by the Ministry of Education.
Secondary schooling typically starts at the age of twelve and lasts for a duration of seven years.
www.gov.my /MyGov/BI/Directory/Citizen/Education/SecondarySchool   (175 words)

  
 2001 Census User Guide: Schooling and Major Field of Study
Data on schooling and major field of study are collected in the long Population Questionnaire (Form 2B) sent to one in five households (that is, 20% of the population, excluding institutional residents).
In 1971, it was defined as the "highest grade or year of elementary, secondary school or university ever attended and whether or not additional training in the form of vocational or post-secondary non-university was present".
Total years of schooling may be influenced by provincial or territorial differences in the education system (for example, the number of years required at the primary and secondary level can vary from one province or territory to another).
www12.statcan.ca /english/census01/Products/Reference/tech_rep/school.cfm   (3208 words)

  
 Feature Article of Monday, 24 July 2006
Given those facts, it is accurate to describe the headmastership in Ghana under both models of secondary schooling as another public service position characterized with bureaucratic bottlenecks, solo dictatorship, and parochial personal interests, not as a means to improve student learning necessary for the development of the nation’s human resources.
Needless to say, as much as secondary schools must be run efficiently in their use of resources of money, personnel, machinery, equipment, and buildings, they are not business organizations that warrant mimicry of business concepts, ethos, or ideologies.
My observation of Ghanaian secondary school classrooms is that teachers continue to use transmission and lecturing methods of teaching, where the teacher does all the talking, asks all the questions, gives all the directions, information, and facts or figures while the students are required to listen attentively and passively.
www.ghanaweb.com /GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=107774   (2523 words)

  
 ED.gov
Elementary and secondary schooling usually comprises 12 or 13 years; for most students, however, only 9 or 10 years are spent as full-time students, with the remaining 2 or 3 years spent part-time in the classroom and part-time in on-the-job training programs.
At the school level, the school director, who is appointed by the district, is responsible for activities such as distributing classes among teachers, scheduling class hours, reviewing and assessing classroom instruction, and coordinating grading.
Formal ly, parents make the secondary school placement decision for their children, based upon the recommen dation of the teacher; most parents accept the recommended placement for their children, though the percentages of accepted placements vary across the Länder.
www.ed.gov /offices/OUS/PES/int_germany.html   (1875 words)

  
 DPU- BVI: Plans Educational Reform Strategy for the OECS
As such, secondary school leavers must either be fitted for further education in a particular field or for training in some specific skill area.
Taking into account this multifaceted character of secondary education the approach adopted here is that education beyond age 11 or 12 years should be related to the development status of the children.
(d) Transfer from primary to secondary schooling should be based on satisfying functional standards of literacy and numeracy at the primary level.
www.dpu.gov.vg /Plans/OECS/EducationOECS10.htm   (1027 words)

  
 Computers and Machetes, Mexico, Mexican Secondary Schooling
I came to understand that schools here have no local tax base; they are dependent for operating expenses on whatever they can wheedle from the state.
People, especially gringoes, who live in the school's territory are expected to give what they call "una cooperación." I also found that those who make promises, even ones extracted by the proximity of machetes, are expected to live up to them.
The school director stood up and made a speech about my generosity, the special projects chief made a speech about my generosity, their star student --- a lovely young lady with walnut-colored skin and long fl hair --- gave a speech about my generosity.
www.ralphmag.org /AO/geeze-school.html   (657 words)

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