English translation: Technical and Vocational Secondary School/College
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19:45 Jan 22, 2004
German to English translations [Non-PRO] Education / Pedagogy / Education
German term or phrase:berufsbildende mittlere & höhere Schule
ein Reifezeugnis einer Höheren Technischen Lehranstalt
".. hat sich der Prüfung gemäß den Vorschriften der Verordnung des Bundesministers.... über abschließende Prüfungen in den berufsbildenden mittleren und höheren Schulen unterzogen und ..."
Explanation: I would be careful here: certainlny in the UK, a "middle school" is part of *primary* education (ages 8-11), whereas in Austria the "mittlere Schule" is in the secondary sector (see definition below)
first cycle of general secondary education is available in the following fields:
– general education (Gymnasium),
– technical education (Realgymnasium),
– commercial education (Wirtschaftskundliches Realgymnasium).
The curricula for the first and second years are identical for all the above-mentioned
types of general secondary education; the differentiation begins in the third year.
After four years of lower secondary school or four years in the first cycle of general
secondary education, pupils can choose between the following types of schooling:
– pre-vocational course (Polytechnische Schule),
– secondary technical and vocational school (Berufsbildende mittlere Schule) (1),
– secondary technical and vocational college (Berufsbildende höhere Schule) (1),
– child care training college (Bildungsanstalt für Erzieher) (1),
– nursery teacher training college (Bildungsanstalt für Kindergartenpädagogik) (1),
– general upper secondary college (Oberstufenrealgymnasium) (1).
Pupils already attending a general secondary school (AHS) additionally have the possibility
of remaining at the same school and proceeding to the second cycle.
The pre-vocational course was introduced into the system in 1962 in connection
with the extension of compulsory education from eight to nine years. Pupils on this
course are expected to consolidate their basic general education with a view to
entering adult society and working life; they are also given counselling on choosing