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2008-03-25 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 10 page(s)

Baye A., Demeuse Marc , "The European Commission Stepping up Both the Efficiency and Equity of Education and Training Systems. " in Policy Futures in Education , 6, 6, 771-780

  • Codes CREF : Politique de l'éducation (DI4415), Sociologie de l'éducation (DI4142)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Méthodologie et formation (P316)
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(Anglais) This article analyses the Communication of the European Commission (EC) devoted to efficiency and equity of European education systems. It shows the Commission’s difficulties in integrating the multiple dimensions of education equity and the confusion between pedagogical and economical notions of efficiency. The authors also analyse the means proposed by the Commission to foster equity and efficiency at different education levels. Under the guise of a specific interest in pre-schooling, the arguments concerning compulsory education were rather lightweight and incomplete, and those on higher education worrying. This article raises the concerns and questions that remain after the reading of this Communication.