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French President Vows To Get Rid Of Homework

Posted 10.15.2012 | Education

French President François Hollande this week announced his plans to get rid of homework as part of his far-reaching education reforms, France 24 repo...

What France Can Learn From the US Education System

Alexandra Chevalier | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education
Alexandra Chevalier

The word "educate" derives from the Latin educare, understood as "to bring forth, to draw out, to support". As the French government is rethinking their secondary education, they should look across the Atlantic to learn a thing or two about the meaning of education.

The Class: Inside the Walls of French Education

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The Class, despite its intentions to show dynamic pedagogy at work, reveals its the opposite: how "learning" in France consists of accumulating "facts."