A Brief Note On The European School System

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European School System
European systems are intricate structures that carefully lead students on the path that compliments their strengths. With the European tracking system, referred to as university or academic/vocational streaming, according to Chmielewski (2014), it is the students who are tracked, not their courses (p.293). In this system, students do not take the same classes as their peers in other tracks. The curriculum and classes depends on the track they are on. Also, a group of studies found that for academic/vocational tracking countries socioeconomic status (SES) is highly predictive of track placement (Chmielewski, 2014, p. 298). A contributing factor to this notion is that fact that this type of tracking begins when students are much younger than with course-by-course tracking.
Luxembourg School System
In Luxembourg, the educational structure is an intricate system that begins with students attending primary grade cycles 1-4. According to Shiveley’s resource on Luxembourgian educational system (2016b), each cycle lasts two years and students can be held back in cycle 1-3 depending on their performance and maturity. Once students complete cycle four, around age 10-12, they move onto orientation cycle that is similar to the U.S. equivalence of middle school. After this, they will advance to secondary grade cycles. Within the orientation and secondary grade cycles, students are tracked and take differing course loads depending on their academic performance.…
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