Kindergarten school is a pre-school educational institute, enrolling children from 3 to 6 years old. Kindergarten school includes kindergarten classes.
Primary school is a general education institute covering from grade 1 to grade 5.
Lower secondary school is a general education institute covering from grade 6 to grade 9.
Upper secondary school is a general education institute covering from grade 10 to grade 12.
General school has many tiers, including: (1) Basic general school is a school which combines primary school and lower secondary school. (2) Secondary school is a school which combines lower secondary school and upper secondary school.
Class of general education refers to a class of the general school, including pupils who study the same one or many education programs, are taught by one or many teachers and directly managed by a head teacher. General classes include classes of primary school, lower secondary school and upper secondary school.
Teachers of general school refers to those who are educated and qualified to carry out educating and teaching job in the general schools by each appropriate education level. Teachers of general school by grade include teachers of primary schools, lower secondary schools and upper secondary schools.
Pupils of general school are those who are in classes from grade 1 to grade 12 of the general schools.
– Primary pupils are those who are in classes from grade 1 to grade 5;
– Lower secondary pupils are those who are in classes from grade 6 to grade 9;
– Upper secondary pupils are those who are in classes from grade 10 to grade 12.
Rate of graduates of upper secondary education is measured as the percentage between the number of graduates of upper secondary school and total number of pupils taking graduation exam of upper secondary school.
University is an educational institute at the university level. Its training period lasts from 4 to 6 years depending on the major, applicable to the graduates of the upper secondary schools or professional secondary schools; from 2.5 to 4 years for those who graduate professional secondary school with the same major; from 1 to 2 years for the graduates of the colleges of the same major.
Lecturers in universities are classroom teachers, head and vice head of subjects, director and deputy director of faculties in the colleges having university or higher degrees and certificates of pedagogical training, including full-time lecturers (permanent staff and long-term contracts of one year and above) and those who are in the probationary period but have more than 50% of teaching time. Those who take managerial positions such as dean, vice dean, head, vice head of divisions and staffs of such divisions as training bureau, financial and planning division, and other related divisions, are not counted as lecturers in spite of their teaching.
University students are those whose names are listed in university and attending coursesat university.They are trained by university training level lasting from 4 to 6 years depending on the major for the graduates of the upper secondary schools or professional secondary schools; from 2.5 to 4 years for those who graduate professional secondary school with the same major; from 1 to 2 years for the graduates of the colleges of the same major.
Public school refers to schools which are established by the State that invests in material facilities and ensures fund for their current expenditure.
Non-public school includes private and independent schools. Independent schools are established and invested by residential community for material facilities and operation budget. Private schools are established and invested by social organizations, social-occupational organizations, economic organizations or individuals for material facilities and operation budget.
Vocational education means a level of national education system which provides workers with elementary-level, intermediate-level, college-level vocational training and other vocational training programs in order to meet the demand of human resources in production, businesses and services, including: formal training and continuing training.
Vocational education establishments include vocational education centers, secondary schools and colleges.