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Re: Database for Software List
At 21:19 09/26/1999 +0200, you wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>Sent: dimanche 26 septembre 1999 20:47
>Subject: Re: Database for Software List
>> Bill Tihen -- TECHNOLOGY <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >I would go a little further and break it down into:
>> > Preschool
>> > Grades 1-5
>> > Grades 6-8
>> > Grades 9-13
>> > University
>> >Because each of these grade levels are seen as
>> >pedagocally different in many places (not allways grades
>> >6-8), but in anycase, these teachers can then better use
>> >similar programs.
>> I'd stick to grades, like explicitly saying, for example, grades 3
>> through 7. I think internationally there's a fair concensus on grades
>> starting with 1st grade at age 6. You're definately right that
>> preschool should be included.
>> But even in the US schools don't agree to whether junior high/middle
>> school begins at grades 5 or 6, or ends at 8 or 9. Internationally the
>> grades are broken up significantly differently.
>> -- Ian
>Don't forget software for "Special Education needs" and adult education. If
>you could look at things by age as well. I'm thinking that parents around
>the world may not be able to understand the grades thing at all - however
>obvious it may seem to us here. I certainly don't see how grades map to Key
>Stages in the British ed. system.
In New Zealand we talk about year of schooling.
Year 1 is 5 to 6 year old .. year 2 is 6 to 7 year old . . etc
Primary school is year 1 to 6, Intermediate is year 7 & 8, College is year 9
to 13, then university!!
Like the idea of organising according to grades .
We can Translate locally.