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ERIC Number: ED503950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug-1
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Incentives to Improve Performance in the Education System in France. OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 570
O'Brien, Paul
OECD Publishing (NJ1)
The French education system has a mixed record. A generally very successful pre-school and primary school level contrasts with underfunded public universities with high dropout rates which exist alongside very successful higher education institutions for elites. Initial education, especially secondary education and the universities, along with labour market policies themselves, do not always succeed in improving labour market entry for a significant proportion of young people. Parts of the management of education have been decentralised, yet educational institutions themselves generally have a very restricted degree of autonomy. The system of performance measurement and incentives, at all levels of education, needs to be reviewed. (Contains 5 tables, 7 figures, and 2 boxes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Identifiers - Location: France