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46 | décembre 2007
L’émergence d’une autre école

School and change: opening up new possibilities
Edited by Rui Canario
L’émergence d’une autre école
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ISBN 978-2-8542-0574-9

More democratic societies, reinforced economic development, climbing up the social ladder made easier, reduction of school and social inequalities: Since the seventies, countless are the hopes embodied by the school system that have been thwarted or dashed. The massification of the access to school has not been followed by the expected changes in quality, as multiple international benchmarks and surveys have kept showing. Thus, the structural changes which have hit the work market and the depreciation of diplomas have both contributed to tarnishing the image of schools.
This diagnosis has been the stepping stone of educational policies led on a global scale which have rested on major reforms and on the promotion of innovations. Today, this cycle of voluntarist reforms seems to be coming to an end and the very notions of reform and innovation have undergone a strong erosion.
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