Category talk:School types

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CfD discussion[edit]

The following discussion comes from Wikipedia:Categories for deletion. The consensus was to keep both categories, but the contents of each may need to be examined. Renaming one or both categories has been suggested. (If this is to be done, the category to be renamed ought to be listed separately at Categories for deletion.) -[[User:Aranel|Aranel ("Sarah")]] 19:01, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Category:Academic institutions vs. Category:School types[edit]

If there is a difference between these two categories, I can't fathom it. I think they should probably be merged, maybe under a third title. If you support keeping them both, it might not be a bad idea to articulate definitions that can be posted in the intros for future reference. -- Beland 07:24, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • School types should be under Academic institutions instead of vice versa. School types seems to be a category for articles about types of schools. Academic institutions seems to be actual schools. 15:39, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • Keep as is. They're not the same thing at all, and should be kept separate. Academic institutions would indeed list actual schools (Harvard, Yale, John Q. Anyone High School, etc.). School types would instead list types of schools (elementary school, high school, middle school, preschool, etc.). The two are not interchangeable. Sahasrahla 02:37, Nov 20, 2004 (UTC)

"Academic institutions" currently has articles about types of schools, as well - medical and art, and general school-related articles. The subcategories of school types list specific institutions (for the deaf, for architecture). So these categories certainly aren't segregated in the proposed fashion right now. It does sound reasonable to divide things up that way, though. My only concern would be, shouldn't the terminology be consistent? Shouldn't it be "Types of academic institutions" and "Academic institutions" ...or... "Schools" and "School types"? And intuitively one might expect to find "Architecture schools" under either "Schools" (since the members of "Architecture schools" are schools") and "School types" (since "Architecture schools" represents a type). So why not just have one category where the articles are general or about classes and the subcategories organize specific instantiations? (And aren't "research institutes" academic institutions but not schools?) -- Beland 07:44, 20 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Keep. They should be segregated properly, if they aren't. anthony 警告 23:42, 21 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Alphabetic list of articles[edit]

Distance education needs to be listed under D, not C. 23:59, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

American usage of the term school not same as England/Australia[edit]

American english usage of the term "school" differs from that in England and Australia. The term in the US can reference tertiary educational institutions. This is not the generally the case in England and Australia. The Category:Schools is for individual schools generally at primary education and secondary education levels. Until this is clarified this category should also go under Category:Education. -- Paul foord 00:29, 19 February 2006 (UTC)