The education system: how can teaching and learning be improved?

Successful results in education require an effective Education System. This must be applied from pre-school, primary school, secondary school and higher education institutions. For this reason, the Organisation for Economic Development and Coordination (OECD) has carried out an analysis.

Students who manage to enter a higher education institution

According to the OECD, 44% of French people aged 25-34 manage to obtain a university degree. This percentage is the same as for the OECD as a whole. In fact, many blocking factors are the main causes of failure at school. One example is the social background of the parents. The latter, themselves, are few in number to have graduated. As a result, it is difficult for their descendants to do the same. Difficulties encountered during the school course (difficulty of integration, financial problems, etc.) can also be sources of blockages. In addition, women have less chance of success. In the professional world, few companies recruit French women.

Kindergarten and primary education

The OECD supports the need for an effective system starting in kindergarten and primary school. Early Childhood Care Facilities have found favourable success in establishing a system for children’s development and learning. From an early age, children are encouraged to control their emotions, work on their language and learn numeracy, which is a solid foundation. This provides a solid foundation for the child’s entire school career. In addition, social inequalities within schools should also be compensated for in order to remedy the psychological problems of schoolchildren. Awareness that mentality can have an impact on children’s behaviour.

Vocational streams

The OECD also points out that France for example is lagging behind in the renewal of professional fields. According to the organization, the country has encountered many failures in this area. In France for example, only 1 out of 4 students are on work-study contracts compared to 9 out of 10 in Germany.

In some professional fields, there is inequality of opportunity and gender. In the field of engineering, only 11% of graduates are women. In the health sector, more than 90% of the graduates are women. It should also be noted that people with a bachelor’s degree have a better chance of finding a job than those without a qualification. Graduates of higher education have a double chance of finding a job suited to their field of expertise.