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Translation of educación in English:

sustantivo femenino

Cultural Note: educación infantil

In Spain, a period of non-compulsory pre-school education. It provides care and teaching for children from birth to the age of six, when they begin formal education. Parents wishing their children to receive educación infantil take them to guarderías guardería catering for children up to six years of age, or to colegios colegio 1 that offer educación infantil to children from three to six years of age. Guarderías are not free and their cost varies according to whether they are privately or publicly funded.

Cultural Note: Primaria

The name given in Spain to the first of the two compulsory levels of education. It is for pupils between six and twelve years of age and leads to the ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria.

Cultural Note: ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria

One of the stages of secondary education established in Spain by the LOE - Ley Orgánica de Educación (2006) It begins at twelve years of age and ends at sixteen, the age at which compulsory education ends. The old division between a technical and an academic education is not as marked in ESO, as all secondary pupils receive basic professional training.
Example sentences
  • Le interesa la educación física interior para una vida sana y creativa.
  • La educación tiene y debe ayudar a resolver los problemas que aquejan a nuestra sociedad.
  • La educación impartida por los institutos oficiales será gratuita en todos sus ciclos.

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