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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English volume

Primary school

Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English vol.
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Primary school  (PRIMARY school)

Types of educational institutions 1 and their names are a function of each country’s particular educational system. Pre-school education (343-4) is offered in nursery schools 2 or kindergartens 2. The institutions that offer the three levels of education mentioned above (343-5) are usually called respectively: primary schools 3 or elementary schools 3, secondary schools 4 and colleges 5 or universities 5; in addition to the latter, there may be various kinds of professional schools 6. Technical education (343-12) is given in learning centers 7★, technical schools 8★, technical colleges 9★, technical institutes 10★ and educational institutes 11★.

  • 5. The term college is used in a variety of senses; a university college is either an institution of higher learning which has not full university status, or it may be a constituent college of a university.