Education in France: Continuity and Change in the Mitterrand Years, 1981-1995

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Education in France

Continuity and Change in the Mitterrand years, 1981-1995

Edited by Anne Corbett and Bob Moon

London and New York

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Education in France: Continuity and Change in the Mitterrand Years, 1981-1995
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Series Introduction xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgements xviii
  • Part I - Context 1
  • 1 - Introduction 3
  • References 4
  • 1 - Secular, Free and Compulsory 5
  • 2 - Education and Training in Europe for the Year 2010 22
  • Part II - Aims 43
  • Introduction 45
  • References 48
  • 3 - The ‘loi Jospin’ 49
  • 4 - Work, Worth, Talent 56
  • 5 - Now or Never 61
  • 6 - Avoiding the Break-Up of the French Education System 81
  • Part III - Actors 87
  • Introduction 89
  • 7 - Constraints on Policy Innovation in Education 93
  • 8 - Policy Implementation in the French Public Bureaucracy 119
  • Notes 141
  • 9 - Challenging the Idea of Centralized Control 142
  • References 161
  • 10 - Decentralizing the Education System 164
  • 11 - The Regions in the Educational Race 183
  • 12 - A Changing Focus of Power 189
  • Part IV - Structures 197
  • Introduction 199
  • 13 - Nursery Education for the Two-Year-Old 203
  • 14 - Educational Homogeneity in French Primary Education 216
  • References 237
  • 15 - A Lesson in Progress? 238
  • 16 - Lower Secondary Education in France 253
  • 17 - The Educational Renovation of the Lycée 270
  • 18 - A Sociology of the Lycée Student 285
  • Notes 299
  • 19 - Special Education in France 300
  • 20 - From the Schoolteacher to the Expert 309
  • Part V - Values 321
  • Introduction 323
  • 21 - Principles for Reflecting on the Curriculum 327
  • 22 - A Pair of Boots is as Good as Shakespeare 335
  • 23 - The Educational Maelstrom 349
  • 24 - Is Differentiated Teaching Out of Date? 359
  • 25 - Academic Failure, Social Failure 369
  • 26 - Scarves, Schools and Segregation 377
  • 27 - The Child, a Citizen at School 388
  • Notes 398
  • Appendix I 399
  • Glossary 400
  • Index 402
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