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American University of Paris  http://data.commonground.com.au/images/hc07/pics/HC07_0016.jpg
History• 1960’s and 1970’s• Since 1967 it’s been mandatory for those  6-16 years of age• Public and private• Majority of p...
More History• Regulated by the Ministry of National  Education• Minister of National Education as of May  2007 is Xavier D...
http://manisa.meb.gov.tr/English/Resim/image007.jpg
Ministry of National Education• Founded in 1857• First educational system at the level of  Ministry• Organization  –   The...
Some Numbers• ¼ of the population is in the education    system (15 million)•   2 million in higher education•   100,000 g...
French Education• Primary education  – Ages 3-11• Secondary education  – Ages 11-18• Higher education  – 18+
Pre-School•   Not mandatory•   Very popular•   Ages 3 to 5•   Also known as nursery classe
Primary Education•   Mandatory at age 6•   2 yrs old-preschool•   3 yrs old-kindergarden•   Learn to write and read    the...
Primary Education cont.• Set up similar to our elementary school    – 1 or 2 teachers for numerous subjects•   Don’t teach...
More Primary Education• 60,000 primary schools• Split up into three different zones and shifted one or two weeks for vacat...
Holidays• All Saints, Christmas, and summer  vacations occur simultaneously• Winter and Spring breaks are the only  breaks...
Major Holidays and Breaks• All Saints   – 1 ½ weeks at the end of October/beginning of November• Christmas   – 2 weeks aro...
Secondary Education• Collège (high school)  for the first 4 years  right after primary  school  – Ages 11-15• Lycée (high ...
Brevet• Brevet-first official diploma  –   Not required to enter high school  –   Consists of the grades from the final ye...
Baccalauréat• High school diploma• Needed in order to get into a university or  any professional work• Refers to the diplo...
Baccalauréat Général•   Most students get this•   Divided into 3 areas of study•   Can be any 3 areas of study
Secondary Education cont.• During the final year of collège, students  are allowed to pick some of their subjects• Also ge...
Sports• Paid for by    parents/students•   Most popular in    football (soccer)
Repeating Years, Moving up inClass, Changing Courses, etc.• Decision of school teachers,  administrations, families, and t...
Specialist/Adaptive Classes• Primary and secondary schools• Try to bring students back to mainstream  system• Help student...
Higher education• Grandes écoles  –   More prestigious  –   Highly competitive selection system  –   Ex. 12,000 candidates...
Higher Education Cont.• In Paris and suburbs  – 13 universities that don’t specialize in any specific    area  – Large num...
More Higher Education• Also named after famous French people• Influenced by the European standards• Difficult to change ma...
• Low tuition because they are funded by  the state• Grandes écoles are very prestigious• Responsible for many of France’s...
Misc• Three trimesters• If transferring from an English speaking  country, the student gets placed in a  grade a year bell...
Works CitedDiscover France! 27 Nov. 2007  <http://www.discoverfrance.net/France/     Education/     DF_education.shtml>."F...
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  1. 1. American University of Paris http://data.commonground.com.au/images/hc07/pics/HC07_0016.jpg
  2. 2. History• 1960’s and 1970’s• Since 1967 it’s been mandatory for those 6-16 years of age• Public and private• Majority of private schools are Catholic
  3. 3. More History• Regulated by the Ministry of National Education• Minister of National Education as of May 2007 is Xavier Darcos• Anyone ages 3-5 can go to a nursery school
  4. 4. http://manisa.meb.gov.tr/English/Resim/image007.jpg
  5. 5. Ministry of National Education• Founded in 1857• First educational system at the level of Ministry• Organization – The Central Organization – Provincial Organization – Overseas Organization – Affiliated Institutions
  6. 6. Some Numbers• ¼ of the population is in the education system (15 million)• 2 million in higher education• 100,000 go to schools specializing in various disabilities• 200,000 go to agricultural or vocational schools• 300,000 that are 16+ have work contracts
  7. 7. French Education• Primary education – Ages 3-11• Secondary education – Ages 11-18• Higher education – 18+
  8. 8. Pre-School• Not mandatory• Very popular• Ages 3 to 5• Also known as nursery classe
  9. 9. Primary Education• Mandatory at age 6• 2 yrs old-preschool• 3 yrs old-kindergarden• Learn to write and read the first year after kindergarden
  10. 10. Primary Education cont.• Set up similar to our elementary school – 1 or 2 teachers for numerous subjects• Don’t teach religion• Teach about the Republic instead• March 2004-government banned all conspicuous religious symbols from school and other public institutions
  11. 11. More Primary Education• 60,000 primary schools• Split up into three different zones and shifted one or two weeks for vacations to avoid overcrowding in popular vacation spots (ski resorts and seashore resorts)
  12. 12. Holidays• All Saints, Christmas, and summer vacations occur simultaneously• Winter and Spring breaks are the only breaks that are divided into three zones
  13. 13. Major Holidays and Breaks• All Saints – 1 ½ weeks at the end of October/beginning of November• Christmas – 2 weeks around Christmas Day and New Years Day• Winter – 2 weeks in mid-February• Spring/Easter – 2 weeks starting in mid-April• Summer – 2 months starting in early-July
  14. 14. Secondary Education• Collège (high school) for the first 4 years right after primary school – Ages 11-15• Lycée (high school- preparing for college) for the next 3 years – 15-18
  15. 15. Brevet• Brevet-first official diploma – Not required to enter high school – Consists of the grades from the final year and a final exam • Only French, mathematics, history, and geography
  16. 16. Baccalauréat• High school diploma• Needed in order to get into a university or any professional work• Refers to the diploma and the exams that go along with it – Similar to SATs or ACTs
  17. 17. Baccalauréat Général• Most students get this• Divided into 3 areas of study• Can be any 3 areas of study
  18. 18. Secondary Education cont.• During the final year of collège, students are allowed to pick some of their subjects• Also get to pick what direction they want their curriculum to take• For lycée students can either choose to go to a general, technical, or vocational schools• Prepares students for baccalauréat exams taken when 18
  19. 19. Sports• Paid for by parents/students• Most popular in football (soccer)
  20. 20. Repeating Years, Moving up inClass, Changing Courses, etc.• Decision of school teachers, administrations, families, and the students• Parents can appeal the decision• Parents and teachers resolve any problems
  21. 21. Specialist/Adaptive Classes• Primary and secondary schools• Try to bring students back to mainstream system• Help students with psychological, emotional, or behavior problems• Help students that are slow learners
  22. 22. Higher education• Grandes écoles – More prestigious – Highly competitive selection system – Ex. 12,000 candidates for 400 spots• Universities
  23. 23. Higher Education Cont.• In Paris and suburbs – 13 universities that don’t specialize in any specific area – Large number of institutions that do specialize in specific areas• Universities are named after the big cities they are located near followed by numbers – Paris I to XIII
  24. 24. More Higher Education• Also named after famous French people• Influenced by the European standards• Difficult to change majors without falling behind a semester or a whole year• Complex and rigid system
  25. 25. • Low tuition because they are funded by the state• Grandes écoles are very prestigious• Responsible for many of France’s scientists and executives
  26. 26. Misc• Three trimesters• If transferring from an English speaking country, the student gets placed in a grade a year bellow.• Usually takes 5 trimesters for an English speaking student to catch up
  27. 27. Works CitedDiscover France! 27 Nov. 2007 <http://www.discoverfrance.net/France/ Education/     DF_education.shtml>."French Education System." Wikipedia. 30 Nov. 2007 <http://www.wikipedia.com>.

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