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EGB vs. Primaria

English translation: Primary Education

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Spanish term or phrase:EGB/Educación Primaria
English translation:Primary Education
Entered by: Phil Bird
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06:47 Sep 3, 2008
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Education / Pedagogy
Spanish term or phrase: EGB vs. Primaria
From a certificate:

XXXX fue alumno de este Centro Educativo, donde realizó los estudios de Preescolar, E.G.B., Primaria, ESO y 1o de Bachillerato.

Does someone know the difference between EGB (educacion general basica) and primary education? How would I differentiate these in English?
TIA!
Sherry Godfrey
Local time: 04:11
Primary Education
Explanation:
EGB was in the previous system of education (from 1970) which changed following the Ley Orgánica General del Sistema Educativo in 1990.

EGB was the 8 years of compulsory education between the ages of 6-14, which in turn was split into 3 cycles. This could then be followed by the Bachillerato.

It has now been split in two - the first two cycles are now "Educación Primaria" and the last cycle is now part of "Educación Secundaria Obligatoria" (ESO)

In the context of this certificate, it sounds like the system changed while XXXX was in primary school - hence they have EGB and Primaria - The best translation would probably to describe it as "Primary Education" as this is the only equivalent term in English - unless there is a particular need to distinguish between the two.
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Phil Bird
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:11
Grading comment
Thanks philb and everyone!
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Primary Education


Explanation:
EGB was in the previous system of education (from 1970) which changed following the Ley Orgánica General del Sistema Educativo in 1990.

EGB was the 8 years of compulsory education between the ages of 6-14, which in turn was split into 3 cycles. This could then be followed by the Bachillerato.

It has now been split in two - the first two cycles are now "Educación Primaria" and the last cycle is now part of "Educación Secundaria Obligatoria" (ESO)

In the context of this certificate, it sounds like the system changed while XXXX was in primary school - hence they have EGB and Primaria - The best translation would probably to describe it as "Primary Education" as this is the only equivalent term in English - unless there is a particular need to distinguish between the two.


    Reference: http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/1970/08/06/pdfs/A12525-12546.pdf
    Reference: http://www.mepsyd.es/educa/sistema-educativo/logse/siseduc.h...
Phil Bird
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:11
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thanks philb and everyone!

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agree  Egmont
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agree  Alicia Jordá
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agree  Marina56: ok
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agree  Noni Gilbert: Yes, the difference is a question of "era", and in the age covered. Your solution works.
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agree  María Marta Semberoiz
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agree  Carlos Segura
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agree  SP traductora
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