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Title: Project: Average educational level of the Prog scene
Post by: Valacar on Sun, 2005-12-11, 12:54:11
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Hello,

I am a German student of English- and American literatures, cultural studies and media studies. As I am as well a great fan of progressive rock music, I am by now working on a project comparing the Gothic scene with the Prog scene (if there is such a thing). One problem of my work is, that there is no such thing as a study of the Prog scene, while the Gothic scene (at least in Germany) is explored to some extent. If there is literature on Prog, its mostly about the music, a fact which is one argumentative aspect in my work. This is why I am launching some polls in this and some other forums in order to raise some statistical data so that my argumentation which will focus on my personal experiences mostly with the German scene but have some international references as well has some numbers to back it up.

If I can raise enough votes, I may even come back on that subject matter in a later project which could then deal with the prog scene exclusively, and who knows, maybe I will someday even be able to make a book out of it, but that's still just a fantasy.

So, I would be glad if some (or some more) could participate in the polls that I'll launch here. I'll count the results someday in January 2006.

Danke.[

O. K. , I formulated this kind of general as well - decide for yourselves. This question is directly concerned with the clichee of Prog as "students' music" and I want to see if there is something to it (today). If this question is too personal for you, just leave it out.

Danke.
Title: Re: Project: Average educational level of the Prog scene
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Sun, 2005-12-11, 14:33:31
Between average and high I guess, but voted average, since I went to "middle-schools" (Mavo & MBO). I'm just a lazy student ;D
Title: Re: Project: Average educational level of the Prog scene
Post by: maddox on Sun, 2005-12-11, 16:37:31
Voted Average, but with all the courses i've taken, it's probebly somewhere between Average and High.

MAD.  8)
Title: Re: Project: Average educational level of the Prog scene
Post by: NijntjeRocks on Sun, 2005-12-11, 22:29:17
Voted average, like all before me; I added to that with courses and alike and working actually on higher level
...maybe thats what people call a carreer?? ;)
Title: Re: Project: Average educational level of the Prog scene
Post by: PH on Mon, 2005-12-12, 19:24:19
I voted for 'High', because I attend a so called "HAVO" school.

The first two years I did "VWO" which is higher than "HAVO", but I'm REALLY lazy, I'm doing fine on "HAVO".
(I have no idea how you should call this in other language, I'm sorry)
Title: Re: Project: Average educational level of the Prog scene
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Mon, 2005-12-12, 20:56:48
Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs
Higher Standard Continued Education.

In the Netherlands, most kids go to 'Basic'-school from 4-12. After that he kids will do a test that will indicate what level the kid is at, togheter with the teacher, the parents then decide what level of education the kid will follow. In the Netherlands there are several levels of education, and in years to come a kid can go up a level or down if his grades indicate this. This usually takes 4- years. After that you can choose to go to do a specific education. In my case I choose for Laboratorium Education on a medium level. After such an education you can choose to study even more by taking another education on a higher level.

In the netherlands we have a saying: 'An eternal student'. After reading the above, you can surely understand some people decide to study 'till their 30's ;D
Title: Re: Project: Average educational level of the Prog scene
Post by: keyboardistmatt on Wed, 2005-12-14, 20:16:56
I have a BTEC National Diploma, amongst other awards... :)
Title: Re: Project: Average educational level of the Prog scene
Post by: Appelmoes?? on Thu, 2005-12-15, 12:48:52
WOW, a lot of smart people here  :o
Title: Re: Project: Average educational level of the Prog scene
Post by: Bouge on Fri, 2005-12-23, 22:11:11
I'm still at school, so don't really know what to say....