By Marilyn Osborn, Patricia Broadfoot, Elizabeth McNess, Birte Ravn, Claire Planel, Pat Triggs
This attention-grabbing quantity compares the event of younger inexperienced persons in England, France and Denmark in an effort to learn the connection among nationwide academic cultures, person biographies and school room practices in growing the context for studying. It explores how secondary colleges in 3 very diversified schooling platforms paintings to advance the aptitudes and attitudes conducive to lifelong studying in stipulations of complexity, uncertainty and a number of swap. through drawing upon a wealthy data-set together with questionnaires, person and crew interviews and lecture room commentary, the booklet offers a voice to younger rookies within the 3 international locations. via certain case reviews and quotations it examines their matters with education, with lecturers, with motivation and success and explores the very varied social contexts which impact their engagement with studying. This ebook can be an important source for researchers, practitioners, scholars and policy-makers and all these dedicated to figuring out the connection among tradition and studying and to bettering secondary schooling.
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NFER/QCA INCA Database 1998) Education holds a particular place in the French nation. As a basic element of the Republic, it has long been regarded as a separate institution with its own laws. Although change to the system has been continuous, it started to undergo more radical change at the end of the 1960s, and since the 1980s there have been even more important changes. These changes relate mainly to the concept of massification. The French system of education no longer has restricted access, but is open to all.
To extend and validate the findings of the first phase the researchers fed back to the groups some of the findings concerning: what children in their school, their country and in the other countries had said about their experience of schooling. 1) from children in all three countries were used to stimulate group discussion and were followed up with a series of probes designed to explore meaning and to examine some of the influences on children’s perspectives. 1 29 Examples of pupil quotations used to stimulate group discussion Good pupils and peer groups Themes: gender, ethnicity, friendship, social background, success, ‘coolness’, conformity.
In 1962 just over half of children transferred to a collège, and by the late 1990s this figure had risen to nearly 100 percent. In recognition of a more diverse pupil population, the 1989 Loi de l’orientation began to relax the previously centralized system of control. Individual schools were required to initiate developments which would make them more responsive to the local area and its particular problems. 42 NATIONAL CULTURAL CONTEXTS The administrative organization of the French education system has also changed.
A World of Difference?: Comparing Learners Across Europe by Marilyn Osborn, Patricia Broadfoot, Elizabeth McNess, Birte Ravn, Claire Planel, Pat Triggs