ERIC Number: ED123269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-29
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Equality in France; For a Better Understanding of the Relationship Between Education and Equality in France: Discussion Paper.
Eicher, Jean Claude; Mingat, Alain
The history of France from the beginning of the 19th century onwards can be seen as a succession of stages in which education for the common people are stabilized and differentiated. In this report all the statistics which will enable a review of the current situation in France are provided; the best way of approaching these problems and organizing the compilation of information is considered from a theoretical and methodological point of view. The paper begins by an examination of the real extent of educational inequality. A model distinguishing between the different causes of inequality and studying their interaction is constructed. Finally, the extent to which acquired education is a factor making for social mobility and as such capable of promoting equality in social conditions is considered. Discussants' comments are attached and here various points are raised that supplement the Eicher-Mingat report. Generally, a number of important directions in which research might be channelled so as to achieve a better understanding of the relationship between education and equality in France are suggested. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Economic Climate, Economic Factors, Educational Background, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Formal Criticism, Higher Education, Income, Public Policy, Social Mobility, Social Status, Social Structure, Social Systems, Socioeconomic Influences
Not available separately; see ED 117 259
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: France