ERIC Number: ED096056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
France. [CME Country Reports].
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.
In France, the 1882 Compulsory Education Act includes both French and foreign children. Since then, the need to go further than this general principle of non-discrimination and to undertake specific action for immigrants, both adults and children, has been recognized. Since 1970, the Ministry of Education has been directly responsible for this through the organization of "reception classes" at the primary level. In the 1972-73 school year, this was extended to the lower secondary course. As a further part of this scheme, school grants are given to foreign children, extended since 1973 to cover secondary education. The lack of accurate statistics, however, on the aims and activities of the ministries concerned with migrant education is one of the primary obstacles to assessing needs and implementing specific schemes. Of the approximately 3,700,000 migrants in France, the largest numbers come from Algeria, Portugal, Italy, and Spain. There are no official statistics on the number of migrants at the pre-school, compulsory school, and post-compulsory levels, or on the education and training of adult migrants. The documentation sections lists approximately 40 publications issued over the past 3 years. (KM)
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Administrator Role, Federal Legislation, Immigrants, Incentive Grants, Information Needs, Migrant Education, Migrant Workers, Second Language Learning, Transitional Programs
Not available separately, see RC 008 093
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.
Identifiers - Location: France