ERIC Number: ED104737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Educational System of Tunisia.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
An overview of the basic system of education in Tunisia is presented in this booklet. Since Tunisia's independence in 1956, the government has emphasized the role of education as a major factor in building a modern nation. The educational system in Tunisia is based on both the nation's own rich cultural background and also on the linguistic and pedagogical heritage obtained from France during the French Protectorate (1880-1956). Tunisia's leaders are committed to attaining universal primary education, providing educational opportunity to all levels of society, and eradicating illiteracy. Today the system is organized into a 6-year primary cycle and a secondary cycle that includes academic, technical, and vocational programs of varying lengths. The structure, control, language of instruction, grading system, academic calendar, legal basis, administration, and financing of the system are discussed. Special emphasis is given to the description of programs for primary education, secondary and vocational education, teacher education, and higher education. Current plans for the future, a selected glossary of terms, and a selected reading list are also included. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Developmental Programs, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Programs, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Higher Education, Public Education, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 1780-01369; $0.40)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Tunisia