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CHAT: school

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Sunday, March 25, 2001, 14:50
> From: Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...> > Subject: Re: CHAT: Maths schooling. > > And what's this middle school? Just as I thought I halfway understood > the US system, you lot go and change it. I googled a bit ---- in some > places it just looks like a new name for junior high, grades 7-8 or > so, at other schools it includes grades 5-8 or 6-9.
I don't think any of them are really 'official' labels, but from what I understand 'junior high' is 7-8 (sometimes with 6), 'high' is the four years after that (not usually numbered), 'middle' 5-6 (sometimes including junior high), and 'elementary' everything below that. But then, I went to an elementary school that was K-8, so it doesn't mean much.
> From: Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...> > Subject: Re: CHAT: Maths schooling. > > Are all middle school teachers in the US really BA's or BSc's in their > subjects? In Denmark, and I suspect most of Europe, it's only at High > School age (grades 10-12: gymnasium, Abitur, baccalaureat, A-levels) > that students are exposed to teachers with basically no pedagogical > skills.
IME it's only teachers in colleges/universities/etc. that aren't required to know how to teach.
> From: Jim Taylor <friartuk@...> > Subject: Re: General Question > > Indeed Volapuk is alive and kicking! Although the number of speakers is
> a tiny fraction of those of Esperanto and even Ido, Interlingua and the > other more popular IALs, we're still an enthusiastic bunch who think the > language is still worth keeping going and being used. A lot of useful > information about Volapuk can be found at >
^^^^^^^^^^^^ Ken Caviness teaches at my school. I had him for earth science a couple years back when I was still falling asleep in class. *Muke! --