[Tagging] Feature proposal - Voting - Education Reform

Erkin Alp Güney erkinalp9035 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 19 12:34:34 UTC 2017

They prepare for academic exams but a cram school's purpose of existence
is not actual academic education. They do not teach, they cram, just as
their name implies. They employ various preparation for multiple-choice
or other tests and memorization techniques for "mastering" these tests.
A language school is a cram school if it is focused solely on exam
preparation(education=cram-school), it is not if properly teaches the
language(education=specialty). Schools providing occupational
certification with no government recognition or title should also be
considered cram schools, because they lack actual academic objective.
How do I know this? I have attended multiple cram schools for
approximately ten years whilst having compulsory formal education in
regular schools. Specialty schools, on the other hand, have actual
academic objectives on the subject they teach.

19-11-2017 15:03 tarihinde José G Moya Y. yazdı:
> You are right, I meaned *specialty schools*. Somehow I mixed lines in
> my copt-paste.
> But the definition, as it appears in the proposal, keeps being
> confusing, since you include "exam preparation but not cramming" into
> specialty schools. Cramming is some kind of exam preparation, so maybe
> you should say something like "preparation for speciality exams".
> I understand you say that speciality schools include (but are not
> limited to) schools that prepare for professional exam (such as
> Spanish goverment "oposiciones", Microsoft Certification, American
> TOEFL... ). 
> On the other hand, cram schools prepare for academic exams (access to
> higschool, university or college). 
> Am I right this time? 
> I think that adding more examples to your proposal would be nice.
> El 19/11/2017 7:34, "Erkin Alp Güney" <erkinalp9035 at gmail.com
> <mailto:erkinalp9035 at gmail.com>> escribió:
>     You have conflated test centers and specialty schools. Test
>     centers, as
>     in my proposal, focus exclusively on _performing_ the standardised
>     tests. I do not know where in the world we have these, but we have a
>     government-operated one in Ankara, Turkey (ÖSYM computer-based
>     examination building). Cram schools, on the other hand, cram something
>     or prepare for an exam without having an academic objective otherwise.
>     Specialty schools are what the name says.
>     19-11-2017 01:52 tarihinde Steve Doerr yazdı:
>     > On 18/11/2017 22:31, José G Moya Y. wrote:
>     >> The proposal says:
>     >>
>     >>     education=testcenter -
>     >>
>     >
>     > If it does, then it needs to be adapted to the convention of using
>     > British English spelling: the 'center' bit should be 'centre'. And I
>     > can't imagine anyone in the UK writing 'testcentre' as a single
>     word.
>     > I think it would normally be 'test centre', so the tag value
>     should be
>     > test_centre.
>     >
>     > --
>     > Steve
Yours, faithfully
Erkin Alp

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