This chapter focuses on the various stages of educational development. The chapter lists Halsey’s three general stages of educational development and their variations. In the first stage, a system of universal primary education is achieved. In the second stage, secondary education becomes the normal experience of all members of the society. In the third stage, a system of higher education begins to develop for everyone. The chapter also discusses the stages of educational development proposed by Laska. The first stage requires that people who will take professional and administrative positions be educated at secondary and higher levels. The second stage is concerned with the provision of universal primary education. The third stage is concerned with increasing educational opportunities at the secondary and higher levels, once universal primary education is achieved. These educational opportunities are not of the same kind. They may be vocational and technical, or they could be of a general academic nature.
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Listed below is additional information regarding growth at different ages and stages of a child’s life.
Growth and development includes not only the physical changes that will occur from infancy to adolescence, but also some of the changes in emotions, personality, behavior, thinking and speech that children develop as they begin to understand and interact with the world around them.
- Nursery schools accept 3 and 4 year olds
- Primary schools are for 4 to 11 year olds
- Secondary schools (year 7) for 11 to 18 year olds
- Year 12 applications are not co-ordinated by Birmingham City Council. You should apply directly to the school.
We provide free schools for all children across Birmingham: