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The term secondary education clearly defines the place of this type of schooling in the education system. Secondary is the next step in education, after primary, intended to convey the next batch of knowledge to individuals who have been somehow prepared at the previous stage of schooling.

Secondary is second in the logic of passing on knowledge. Such commonsense interpretation of the significance of this segment of education does not allow full presentation of its importance in the educational system of modern societies, especially in highly developed countries. The issue of analysis of the significance of secondary education is even more complex due to the fact that it appears different in different systems in terms of internal complexity, curriculum, and links with the following stages of ...

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