Re: [Czechlist] Re: TERM: Lidova skola umeni/Community School
- FWIW, in Ireland, apart from the fee-paying, rugby playing Christian
Brothers´ schools, we have "Vocational" secondary schools and "Community"
secondary schools´, the latter being the title given to most state-funded
secondary schools, which are managed by the local authority.
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Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 4:58 PM
Subject: [Czechlist] Re: TERM: Lidova skola umeni - THANKS
> --- In Czechlist@y..., "Irena Steinerova" <irena.steinerova@w...>
> > I quite like Simon's idea of using the term "community" - how about
> > "Community School of Arts" then?
> If you must restyle it then I'd say this is not a bad idea at all.
> There are loads of examples on the net of 'Community School of
> Arts', 'Community School of Music and Arts', 'Community Arts School'
> and variations on this theme in Britain and America and 'Community
> Arts' is a term that is frequently met with in Britain. I daresay
> that many of these schools in the English-speaking world are for
> adults as well as for children but you can't have everything, can
> you? I wouldn't worry about possible confusion with 'obecni skola'
> For a moment, I thought of 'public', which is sometimes used to
> translate 'lidova' in 'lidova knihovna' (despite Poldauf) but of
> course 'public school' already has a well-established semantic niche.
> I'm sure we all agree with Nathan that this Central European
> institution simply does not have an exact equivalent in Anglophonia.
> I'd say the functions of these schools are covered in Britain either
> by special private schools (e.g. ballet), private tuition (a grand
> old tradition, as Nathan points out. Hands up those whose fathers
> spent many happy hours at the bookies [= bookmakers = "betting
> office"] while your tutor tore her hair out at your piano-playing) or
> by the state school curriculum and extracurricular activities (school
> dramas, school orchestras etc).
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