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  1. secondary educationnoun

    education beyond the elementary grades; provided by a high school or college preparatory school

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  1. Secondary education

    Secondary education covers two phases on the International Standard Classification of Education scale. Level 2 or lower secondary education (less common junior secondary education) is considered the second and final phase of basic education, and level 3 (upper) secondary education is the stage before tertiary education. Every country aims to provide basic education, but the systems and terminology remain unique to them. Secondary education typically takes place after six years of primary education and is followed by higher education, vocational education or employment. Like primary education, in most countries secondary education is compulsory, at least until the age of 16. Children typically enter the lower secondary phase around age 11. Compulsory education sometimes extends to age 19. Since 1989, education has been seen as a basic human right for a child; Article 28, of the Convention on the Rights of the Child states that primary education should be free and compulsory while different forms of secondary education, including general and vocational education, should be available and accessible to every child. The terminology has proved difficult, and there was no universal definition before ISCED divided the period between primary education and university into junior secondary education and upper secondary education. In classical and medieval times secondary education was provided by the church for the sons of nobility and to boys preparing for universities and the priesthood. As trade required navigational and scientific skills the church reluctantly expanded the curriculum and widened the intake. With the Reformation the state wrestled the control of learning from the church, and with Comenius and John Locke education changed from being repetition of Latin text to building up knowledge in the child. Education was for the few. Up to the middle of the 19th century, secondary schools were organised to satisfy the needs of different social classes with the labouring classes getting 4 years, the merchant class 5 years and the elite getting 7 years. The rights to a secondary education were codified after 1945, and countries are still working to achieve the goal of mandatory and free secondary education for all youth under 19.

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  1. secondary education

    Secondary education refers to the formal education that follows primary education and typically prepares students for higher education or the workforce. It is generally provided in middle schools, high schools, or secondary schools, and typically covers a wide range of subjects such as mathematics, sciences, social sciences, languages, literature, arts, and physical education. It focuses on developing critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and knowledge necessary for further education or entering the job market.

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  1. Secondary education

    Secondary education is the stage of education following primary education. Except in countries where only primary or basic education is compulsory, secondary education includes the final stage of compulsory education, and in many countries it is entirely compulsory. The next stage of education is usually college or university. Secondary education is characterized by transition from primary education for minors to tertiary, "post-secondary", or "higher" education for adults. Depending on the system, schools for this period or a part of it may be called secondary schools, high schools, gymnasia, lyceums, middle schools, sixth-form, sixth-form colleges, vocational schools and preparatory schools, and the exact meaning of any of these varies between the systems.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of secondary education in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of secondary education in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of secondary education in a Sentence

  1. Malala Yousafzai:

    This new index is a 'report card' for our leaders, a critical step toward helping ensure that my sisters everywhere can have a quality, safe and free secondary education.

  2. Robert Trammell:

    In addition to the question of public safety, a weapon in a classroom environment is antithetical to the idea and mission of post-secondary education.

  3. Mira Sorvino:

    Primary and especially secondary education is extremely important in preventing trafficking, it allows children to develop critical thinking skills to be able to defend themselves from traffickers and to have the skills that will enable them to have gainful employment to be able to support their families in other ways than being sexually exploited.

  4. Alef Education CEO Geoffrey Alphonso:

    Wouldn't it be great if you could look at artificial intelligence and data to drive kids into the right careers, into the right choices for post secondary education ? if a student is doing really well at science, why not pique their interest in what it's like to be a scientist or an astronaut ?


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