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|A Brief Introduction to Spanish Education
Spain is the earliest developing country in Europe.
It has always played a decisive role in Europe.
It is at the forefront of the world in terms of science, technology and education.
With the rise of Spanish and the revival of Spanish housing market, many parents will send their children to study or even invest in local property.
Compulsory education in Spain begins in the first grade of primary school, aged 6-16, and lasts until the fourth grade of junior high school.
After the age of 16, students can freely choose to enter ordinary high school or vocational high school.
Spanish schools have maintained the tradition of small class teaching, with no more than 30 students in each class.
1. Kindergarten stage Kindergarten education is the first step in Spanish education, but it is not compulsory education.
Parents are free to choose whether to send their children to kindergarten or not.
Spanish kindergartens are divided into two stages:
0 to 3 years old and 3 to 6 years olD.Unlike domestic kindergartens, the second stage is free in Spain.
The purpose of education in this period is to let children know their bodies, learn to get along with others, express themselves in different ways, and understand and observe their surroundings.
In kindergartens, children begin to learn to read and write, but they are not required to be fluent in reading.
They just need to learn the alphabet.
2. Primary school stage Primary school is the beginning of compulsory education in Spain, from 6 to 12 years olD.Unlike learning in China, language and mathematics are not the most important for Spanish children.
The most important thing is society, nature and sports.
They believe that it is more important for children aged six or seven to learn to know themselves, to know themselves, and to know how to protect themselves than to master textbook knowledge.
3. Middle School Stage The middle school stage is divided into junior high school and senior high school.
Junior middle school education, starting from the age of 12 or so, is still a compulsory education stage, mainly to cultivate students'independent cognitive ability, let students learn basic cultural knowledge, let them know their rights and obligations.
Each school can arrange the optional courses by itself.
Teachers and parents can help students choose according to their needs.
The purpose of elective courses is to help students choose their careers or study directions after graduation at the age of 16. At the same time, junior high school education also develops students'ability to analyze the modern world, improve their mother tongue and foreign language level, physical quality and the ability to appreciate music and art.
Spanish high schools have only two years to prepare students for higher education, higher vocational education or work.
Education in this period is mainly to cultivate students'research ability.
When they graduate from high school, students must write a thesis and participate in the defense of the thesis.
When students go to high school, teachers encourage them to learn by themselves and with other students.
They also teach them how to use appropriate research methods to start their papers.
4. University Stage There are 50 public universities in Spain, of which 30% are among the top 500 in the world, 29 private universities and 4 Catholic universities, and the three most prestigious business schools in the worlD.Since 2013, Spanish universities have accepted the "Bologna" reform and adopted the European higher education standard model.
Their academic qualifications and degrees are widely recognized worldwide.
Spanish universities have a wide range of specialties, among which architecture design, tourism management, Hotel management, exhibition, art and other specialties are world-renowneD.Spain's higher education is excellent in the fields of literature, architecture and painting.
Picasso, Dali, Gaudi and Cervantes are all from Spain.
Six Spaniards have won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
To apply for public schools in Spain, parents of children are required to go to the education bureau where they live.
The Education Bureau will arrange for public schools that are closest to home and currently have places for students according to their personal circumstances.
If parents have desire for schools, they can also apply to the education bureau.
By contacting the school through the education bureau, students can submit relevant materials for admission.
Private schools and international schools are relatively flexible in their applications.
Parents are free to choose schools and contact schools.
They can book to take their children to visit schools.
The process of visiting schools also enables teachers to understand students'personality and learning situation.
They have a preliminary impression on students.
Some higher-grade schools will set up entrance examinations for students.
Assessment criteria, through the school assessment, students can submit materials for registration, payment of admission.
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|The Hoover Dam is a miracle.
We came to Las Vegas, the famous desert gambling city, and settled down.
In the afternoon, we went to Hoover Dam.
All the way to Las Vegas, it's really through the desert.
It seems to be an endless desert wilderness.
Despite a lot of miscellaneous trees in the desert, desolation and vastness dominate everything along the way.
The sky is as blue as it is painted, and the white clouds in the broad blue sky shine brightly.
I seldom see such a blue sky.
It's also hot.
We don't feel it in the air-conditioned car yet.
But when we get to the gas station in the desert and pull the door, the heat wave comes.
It is hard to believe that there will be a world-famous modern city in the vast desert wilderness, but Las Vegas is rising in such a barren land.
As we drove into downtown Las Vegas, I couldn't believe that the city was built on desert wilderness.
In the afternoon, I saw the Hoover Dam, which I had seen in the geographic journal a long time ago, and finally realized that it was because the United States built this world-class dam in the desert that the new city of Las Vegas was born.
The Hoover Dam, about 40 kilometers southeast of Las Vegas, was built in the 1930s and has been working safely since it was completed and put into use in 1936. It was not only the largest dam in the world at that time, but also occupies an important position in the history of world water conservancy engineering even in today's highly modern era.
The old man did enough homework, so he could speak very carefully about the Hoover Dam.
Influenced by his passion, I am very interested in visiting the Hoover Dam.
Leaving Los Angeles, a big city on the west coast of the United States, we soon drove into the desert highway.
It turned out that the western part of the United States was so desolate.
On the way to Las Vegas and from Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam, all I saw were weedy wilderness and desert, blue sky and yellow sand.
Is it not interesting? But I think I can appreciate this "desolate beauty" just as sightseeing.
If I were to live in this desolation, I am afraid I would hardly appreciate it.
So we are all anxious to see the world-class dam, Hoover Dam.
See how Americans change their own destiny in a "desolate" environment.
The first thing you can see is Lake Mead, the reservoir of the Hoover Dam.
It was named after the then Director of Reclamation, Mead.
When Lake Mid appeared in front of me, I was shocked.
Because here is a vast wilderness, water, here itself is a luxury, along the way occasionally see a little water will be amazing, unexpectedly here is an endless blue wave, and the color of the blue, like a huge sapphire.
Because of time, we can't go on, but we can imagine that the lake is clear and transparent.
The Croado River is blocked artificially by desert canyons, making it the largest artificial lake in the Western Hemisphere.
There are pictures and texts on the dam's viewing platform.
They are all in English.
We can only look at the lake from the picture.
When you visit the dam, you first see the Hoover Dam Monument and Exhibition.
The sunshine is strong, but I still insist on going up.
The first picture above shows a white building on the top of the mountain, where the commemorative exhibition is located.
There are a series of open-air stone carvings exhibitions, including the design drawings of the Hoover Bridge, the descriptions of the project, and the introduction of the designer, etc.
It's all English, so I can only guess the meaning of the stone carvings.
Today, the Hoover Dam also has the function of tourism.
Visitors come to the hinterland of the desert to visit the Dam in an endless stream.
We stand on the high bridge and look down.
If people are afraid of heights, they may not dare to open their eyes.
It's so spectacular that it's hard to imagine how Americans built such a dam on cliffs and deserts more than 70 years ago.
Especially when we see that the dam over 70 years ago continues to exert its tremendous power, we should marvel at the achievements of the United States in industry and high technology.
The Hoover Dam is an arch gravity man-made concrete dam.
The dam is 220 meters high, 200 meters wide at the bottom, 14 meters wide at the top and 377 meters long.
Such a huge dam is rare in the world.
It is like a giant dragon lying on the earth, and it seems very powerful.
After its completion, it has played an important role in the development of industry and agriculture in the United States, so it occupies an important position in the ranks of the world's water conservancy projects.