Talk:Proposed features/School levels

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Levels

Use a number based level system instead of texts, not all countries have systems that can directly apply to primary / secondary / tertiary, or it can be difficult to say whether a school is one or another. By numbering, a list of values can be defined independently for each country. --Skippern 21:12, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

With the problem above, and the "kindergarten" problem, I don't support the idea of a "level" tag. I suggest using school for primary/junior, secondary/high can be tagged "college", many of our secondary schools already call themselves this, tertiary would be university. Colleges, in the sense of general post-secondary education can still be tagged as colleges as there is little difference in the academic level. I don't support the idea of numbered values either. Alex McKee 03:08, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
Using numerical levels would be confusing (look at tracktype=* to see how bad it can be). I'd support primary|secondary values - these are widely understood in the UK. Other countries can either apply them to their system, or use their own words (kindergarten or 'high school' or whatever). level doesn't seem like the right key to me, why don't we just use school=*? This would be consistent with how parking=* is used in conjunction with amenity=parking. Frankie Roberto 22:50, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Ages

table

Country Primary Secondary Tertiary Notes
Brazil 1 - 6 ano 1 - 4 series Universidad I am not so familiar with the Brazilian system, so it might be wrong, besides, Brazil also calls kindergarden for school, and have some inbetween systems that allows you to leepfrog your way through school, specially usefull for adults that have had to work instead of getting an education, and want to get a proper education when they have been able to save some money. --Skippern 03:57, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
France École Primaire
  • École maternelle : 2/3 à 6 ans
  • École élémentaire : 6 à 11 ans
Secondaire
  • Collège : 11 à 15 ans
  • Lycée : 15 à 18 ans
Études Supérieures
  • Licence
  • Master
  • Doctorat
See http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syst%C3%A8me_%C3%A9ducatif_fran%C3%A7ais.

--Marcussacapuces91 22:55, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Norway Barneskole (1 - 7 klasse) Ungdomskole (8 - 10 klasse) Videregaaende (1 - 5 klasse, depending on field, preparation for university) Higher education skipped out of the system because of missing values. --Skippern 03:57, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
USA Elementary (grades "K"-5... sometimes 6th Grade) Middle Schools (grades 6-9 and sub-ranges of that)

High Schools (grades 9-12)

Universities, Colleges, and most of what would be "higher education" While this proposal does help distinguish between at least elementary and high schools in the USA (Universities and higher education schools are already covered by "amenity=university" and "amenity=college"), it is highly simplistic. --Robert Horning 18:29, 22 June 2009 (UTC)