ERIC Number: ED107094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
La Reforme de l'enseignement superieur (Higher Education Reform).
Bulletin (Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association), n51 n2 p3-6 Spring 1973
This article attempts an analysis of the present-day French university system and an assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of the educational reforms which have been instituted since the upheaval of May 1968. Educational legislation relevant to the new directions in the French universities is discussed, as well as the organization of the universities, departments, and curriculum. Admission and tuition are also discussed, followed by a brief outline of political affiliation within the universities. Student representation and course and test organization are described. Finally, the following are cited as reasons for the continuing student unrest: (1) instability of laws, (2) growing number of students, and (3) lack of employment opportunities. It is concluded that the French university as it exists today is an improvement over the old system, but that the problem of higher education for French youth remains unsolved. (AM)
Descriptors: Activism, College Curriculum, College Programs, Course Organization, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Higher Education, Nontraditional Education, Political Affiliation, Research and Instruction Units, Student Participation, Student Teacher Ratio, Testing, Tuition, Universities
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association.
Identifiers - Location: France