Considered “ineffective” and “expensive” by the Minister of National Education, the good French practice will now limited to “exceptional cases.”
Remove repetition? A recurring and sensitive, because hardly audible for parents about. Lack of anything better, they will remain favorable to 62%, according to a survey conducted in December 2012 by the Association of Parents of free education (Apel).
This is why the Education Minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, was quick to temporize yesterday, following a European information 1annonçant burial outright device. “The law of 8 July 2013 recasting of the School of the Republic made repetition of an exceptional procedure, said the minister in a denial. The legislature did not want to remove the repetition but limited to certain special circumstances which justify absolutely. “
But if you look closer, it’s the end of a system that being written today. A decree, currently before the Council of State, states that “exceptionally” redoubled can be used in situations where a student meets a “substantial period of rupture in its school learning.” But especially states that it takes repetition of parents, “after the class council ruled” “written agreement” with. Thus, it is the opinion of parents who prevail from the fall 2015 the world upside down for the National Union of secondary schools (SNALC) which defends the crucial role of the student council. In July, he had risen against a first draft decree does not comply with the Education Code. The current version was able to play, it seems, on the intricacies of language to implement this last word to parents. The SNALC denounced a “massacre” and the ravages of automatic promotion to the next grade, when other unions point to the ineffectiveness of a system consisting of identical re-enlist for a year and, in terms of student , to begin his self-confidence. All agree, however, on the need to develop alternative solutions to support academic difficulties. Therein lies the rub.
This is the opinion of parents who prevail from the fall 2015
The decree devised by the Ministry of Education emphasizes the “educational paths”, the “educational support” or the “personalized educational success program,” says PCERA … A distant realities ideal world. How to ensure personal attention in classes of over 30 students? Snes, majority union high school, and Unsa, it emphasizes the need to review the supervision and training of teachers rate.
In the field, while the ministerial guidelines recommend since many years to limit the repetition, it is no secret to anyone that it is required for students who are still waiting for something … For others, allowed to “pass”, the aim being to deliver quickly and surely toward the exit. And so that 150,000 young people leave the system each year without a diploma.
Sea Serpent, the scheduled end of repetition is in the pipeline for many years under governments of both right and left . Because the argument is economic: the device would cost $ 2 billion a year, according to the National Education. Indeed, repetition has largely declined. There are twenty-five years, one in two pupils redoubled, against 28% today. An average of hiding marked differences between sectors. If in general and technological, 19% of students are late, they are 57% professional second and 82% in the first year of CAP, according to a study published in August by the National Program Evaluation Council. What are the most redoubled classes? Third, second and first general and technology. Repetition is so heavily requested by parents to counter an unwanted direction. “Repetition are referred to a family strategy,” says the study.
All agree on the need to develop alternative solutions to accompany the difficulty School
Despite an obvious decrease, France is champion of the process within the OECD, where the average is 12%, according to the latest Pisa study. It ranks 5th among the countries that are most redouble, behind Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg and French-speaking Belgium. In contrast, more than one third of OECD countries, less than 5% of students have repeated at age 15. Among them, the United Kingdom, Korea, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark. Others, such as Japan, Norway and Iceland practice “automatic promotion”, that is to say they have banned the teaching practice.
At the same time, All these countries have devised alternatives to repetition. But the result is not always what you. “Some educational systems have implemented forms of differentiated learning, that distinguish acquisition rhythms, with baseline levels and levels of depth knowledge in certain disciplines. This is the case in Anglo-Saxon countries and Finland. These are substitutes repetition “delays the researcher Nathalie Bulle, author of The School and its double. In Japan and Korea, they always resort to private lessons. If the end of repetition can be decreed, the treatment of learning difficulties has not yet found her miracle solution.