Critically evaluate the education of the child in your countryof placement, from primary school through to the end of third level studies and compare it with that of our owncountry.
To gain an understanding of this question while studyingabroad in Huelva (Spain), I chose to take up a course calledCurriculum Making: Innovation and Development which was takenby Jose Bautista. It began with him introducing the way in which theSpanish Education system operates i.e. how the various types of schools are divided and how the structure within each of them aredelivered. The main school structure in the Spanish Education issimilar to ours at home in Northern Ireland; you can see this belowin the table I have drawn up.As you can see in the table above, students who wish to stay inschool for as long as possible, both in Spain and in Northern Ireland,will leave at the same age at 18 years old before beginningUniversity. Within each of the different stages of school it doessomehow differ between the two countries which I am going todiscuss in this assignment.In the first structure of the Spanish Education system we haveInfantil, which is Nursery School in Northern Ireland. However, in
AgeGroupSpainAge GroupNorthern Ireland
0-5 yrsEducacionInfantil3-4 yrsPre-School (Nursery)6-11yrsEducacionPrimeria4-11 yrsPrimary School12-16 yrsEducacionSecundariaObligatoria12-16 yrsSecondary/GrammarSchool17-18 yrsBachillerato 17-18 yrsLower/Upper 6