In Chinese do people differentiate between expulsion and exclusion from school?

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Dec 15, 2013 21:20
In Chinese do people differentiate between expulsion and exclusion from school? I ask because in one of my recent notebooks http://lang-8.com/130565/journals/312681784762903013347718732559221166460 I was talking about my son being excluded from school. I used the word 排除 for excluded, but everyone changed it to 开除.

My understanding is 开除.means expelled. My son was not expelled from school, he was excluded. In Britain, and indeed British English, to exclude a child from school is different from expelling them. Exclusion is not permanent (the child can return to school at a later date), where as Expulsion is permanent (the child may not return ever).

If I want to say my son was excluded from school, not expelled, how would I go about expressing this?