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ERIC Number: EJ864787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1977-0219
The Vocational Baccalaureate: A Gateway to Higher Education?
Gendron, Benedicte
European Journal of Vocational Training, v46 n1 p4-27 2009
Access to the baccalaureate and higher education in France has become more democratic. The introduction of the vocational baccalaureate has been part of this process, but remains a modest step forward given the very low take-up of vocational baccalaureate courses. If vocational education pathways in France are to become true gateways to higher education and social mobility, career guidance and lifelong learning need to become more effective and the French higher education system needs to be rethought to achieve integrated pathways that complement one another and at the same time differentiate themselves from one another, replacing a sterile, counter-productive hierarchical system. (Contains 5 figures, 6 tables and 5 footnotes.)
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. Available from: Bernan Associates. 4611-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706-4391. Tel: 800-274-4447; Fax: 800-865-3450; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Sequential Tests of Educational Progress