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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English volume

Educational system

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Educational system  (EDUCATIONAL system)


The education system 1 includes all institutions, public and private providing instruction in a country. Where both types exist a distinction is made between public education 2 and private education 3. After pre-school education 4, it is usual to distinguish between three levels of education 5 which are in ascending order: primary education 6, secondary education 7, itself often divided into several cycles 8 or tracks 8, and higher education 9. The latter includes, among others and at different levels 10★, courses of study that lead to a university degree 11. Technical education 12 or vocational education 12 may be offered either at the secondary or higher education level. More...