Advantages And Differences Of Pre-Primary Schools

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2.2 Pre-primary school

From 2015, one year of pre-primary school is compulsory for every child. As a part of the Early Childhood Education and Care, it aims almost the same goals. Pre-primary school as an integrated form of education constantly working for developing the children’s growth. Also including the monitoring and supporting of children’s social, physical, psychological, emotional and cognitive improvement in order to prevent any difficulties that might come up. Pre-primary school also focusing to create equal opportunities for the children to learn and experiment and be prepared to school.
On one hand, pre-primary education is based on each child’s individuality and learning potential while on the other hand based on the needs of
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(1-2 h) P.E. (5 h)
Religion or ethics (1 h) Religion or ethics (1 h)
Crafts (1-2 h) Crafts (1 h)
Art (1-2 h) Art (2 h)
Music (1-2 h) Music (2 h)

3. Conclusion As seen above there are lots of differences as well as some similarities. The main difference between early years education is the compulsory age. While in Finland the compulsory age is 5, in Hungary it is 3. Another really important difference is that in Hungary the primary school teacher will teach children for four years while in Finland children will have the same teacher for 6 years, sometimes even more. Comparing only the first two years of primary education it is not really necessary due to the lot of similarities.
However, in Hungary there are much more P.E. lessons than in Finland. The raising number of the lessons was a necessity as unfortunately, in Hungary, there is an increasing number of obese children. Therefore, the number of hours of physical education had been increased by the government to handle this problem somehow.
Another contrast is the school fee. Meanwhile Hungarian parents have to pay for meals and school materials of their children, these things are provided for Finnish pupils by the
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