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The Revue internationale d’éducation de Sèvres, published by the Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP), is a French-language journal which since 1994 has provided a comparative approach to the major education issues across the world. With more than a thousand authors published from 110 countries on all continents, the journal has over the years become an encyclopedia of education around the world, as well as a bridge between continents and cultures.

The journal publishes three issues a year on a variety of topical issues for an audience of education policymakers and practitioners, as well as academics and researchers from various disciplines with an interest in education. The journal has an international scientific board and an editorial committee, which convene at regular intervals. Issues are organised around a central topic that is currently being discussed on the international stage. Each issue also provides information and documentary resources in the field of educational policies and teaching practices.

The journal periodically organises international conferences to reflect upon ongoing developments and to try to identify the major global trends discernible in the field of education. These conferences, which bring together authors, readers, researchers, education policymakers and practitioners, are used to produce a special issue of the journal.


Latest issue
75 | 2017
Musique et éducation

Music and education
Música y educación

Music is an activity that is found in all human civilizations. Studies in cognitive neuroscience are now suggesting that music has a transformational power on the development of the mind, which modifies cognitive, behavioural and social aptitudes throughout the course of human life.
How, in different countries, does learning music contribute to facilitating education, and does it form part of education policies?
Through the studies put forward here by researchers in neuroscience, but also musicologists, ethnologists, educationalists, and students and their parents, this issue first offers to reflect upon the structuring effects of musical practice on the development of the brain. Then, through several case studies, it considers the relations between music and society and the implications for education.
From Denmark to South Africa, from India to Venezuela via Senegal, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, France and Spain, the authors demonstrate the way in which musical practice translates into cognitive, social and identity change for the individuals involved, which has a positive influence on group cohesion.