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Notepad August 30, 2014 – Vals ministers – Blues – Summer Reading – Catch – Welcome back. We remember a paltry battle for the return to school is not in August. Anyway, through the media, it is already there! With of course the appointment at the reshuffle Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, first woman to hold the post of Minister of Education. But also with several interesting analyzes on the state of the school and teachers. We also benefit from the return notebook to return to the education agenda of these summer months (well, if you can call it summer …) Waltz of Ministers A short nickname in social networks about the previous minister, "Benoit brief …". It must be said that Mr. Hamon spent only 147 days in the position (including the summer holidays). After its release in Frangy en Bresse, he has not been allowed to re-entry. Despite this very short time, this does not prevent him to publish his report on his blog with a nice graphics, the day after his departure. One is never better served than by oneself. Ironically, Benoit Hamon introduced as "radical" was very (too?) Moderate in his modest share to the education ministry in clearing mines and finding compromises. What has been noted many commentators is that it was mostly more politician minister. Louise Tourret in an article on Slate.fr even said that his interest in education seemed very superficial despite the good will displayed. Three ministers in two years … The finding of a lack of continuity and consistency while education should be the place of the "long time" detached political contingencies was pointed and criticized in many reviews (including your truly) But it is nothing compared to the comments triggered by the appointment of the first woman Minister of Education: Najat Vallaud Belkacem. Several editorialists welcome the symbol that is offered with this announcement. Unionists and education stakeholders are expectantly but carry a watchful eye on the person. This is for example the case of Pedaogiques CRAP-Papers which published a letter to the minister when we ask him to step up action to reform and not to fall as his predecessor in the pitfall of a wait. But unfortunately there are also some very negative reviews. They come from the most extreme fringe of the right, madmen of the "demonstration for all" and excited the "kind". But these insults are also sometimes relayed by personalities of the traditional right. The new minister is accused of "working against the family" and promoting a supposedly "gender theory". We remember that this debate had culminated with the false pretext of "ABCD equality" which was simply to deconstruct stereotypes to promote equality girls / boys. It seems false debate relaunched today and exploited to destabilize that some want to impersonate the "weak link" of the government. This goes even further since we must also mention racist attacks and other defamatory rumors of all kinds. A petition of support has already been launched by SOS Racisme. According to Renaud Dely in the Nouvel Observateur, the appointment of Najat Vallaud-Belkacem would mostly the product of a tactical maneuver Francois Hollande. "[…] when the left despairs its popular electorate fault results in economic and social policy, she takes care to show some strong symbols to soothe the soul of his electorate other states, the one we took wont qualify, often a little faster, "bobos". Waking in the opponent the most caricatured reactionary instincts, she moves the left-right divide, become invisible in economic policy, a social field that suits him better. […] This is the meaning of holding the post of Justice Minister Christiane Taubira’s, became an icon of the left since the adoption of the "marriage for all" and the infamous racist attacks she suffered. It is also one of the reasons for promoting Najat Vallaud-Belkacem rue de Grenelle. Falsely accused of having wanted to introduce the so-called "gender theory" in school, is the new Minister of Education erected by Beelzebub everything right account of the most radical cohorts. ". NVB is a "scarecrow" to the right? Maybe he should not exclude an afterthought in this order in his appointment. But now he will have to prove himself quickly on subjects where the expectation is high. "We expect a second wind" writes Jean-Michel Zakhartchouk on his blog … What are these things? Before his departure, during the famous Bresse weekend, Benoit Hamon warned that the government would be "great firmness" against mayors who disobey the reform of school rhythms. Manuel Valls was, too, recalled this week. NVB will obviously take precedence in this case. But this is far from alone. Maintaining the promise of 60,000 jobs and fiscal priority seems officially recorded since it was one can you do my math homework for me
of the first statements of the Minister. Other points are pending. We must remember that the school year will be marked by new program proposals by the Board of programs (which still has no president!) And the question of the content of the common core is still not really settled . It will probably also want to leave the organization of training where a "shock simplification" would be welcome! More importantly, it will restore confidence in a profession that now seems disoriented and disillusioned. More than a supposed concern (!) For not minister to a week of school (the shop is running alone …) it is mainly the feeling of decommissioning and the impression of not being understood that prevails. The Lamentation seems even stronger than usual among teachers and malaise. Several surveys conducted on the occasion of the re-entry confirm it. Blues Such investigations do not happen by chance. In recent days it was the time of the press conferences of teachers unions. As they had obviously not expected that the educational news would be so "hot" with the redesign, they planned to make news each with a survey of teachers. Thus, 25, 26 and 27 August, three unions representative – the SNUipp-FSU, the NMS-CFDT and UNSA-SE – each issued a survey on teacher morale According to a survey from the interactive Harris Institute for SNUipp, teachers are proud to do their job (73%), but 63% of them are dissatisfied. Main sentiments, stress, anger, disappointment and helplessness. a faculty member was pleased on two (46%), one in three sad (37%). for the UNSA "the teaching profession is not a hideout or a priesthood." 86% of teachers think all the time at their job. not only the teachers are struggling to win but they do not always feel supported and understood, so that it in a professional or personal context. In fact, three out of four (74%) say their hierarchy does not recognize their professional constraints, and 54% say the same of those around them. "The rebuilding will not happen without teachers, and certainly not if the teachers are wrong in their shoes," concludes Christian Knight, Secretary General of SE-UNSA. This is a fairly nearby observation that made Frederick Sap general secretary Sgen-CFDT. "There is a deterioration of working conditions, but also an impact in terms of meaning: the meaning of their work, their missions" is reduced. This is why, he said it must "reaffirm the objectives" of the five-year term, including the "Priority Youth" put forward by Francois Hollande at the beginning of his presidential term. Making real politics by giving meaning to the action rather than political tactic, this is a challenge for the new minister … Summer reading. What to do when it rains ? Read the press … Although the summer is a slow period, we could still read interesting articles on education. Starting recently by an interview in Le Monde Andreas Schleicher responsible education in the OECD. This simple statement will do that some will turn away from this article and then read it with an a priori negative. And it would be a shame because Andreas Schleicher says (admittedly, a little brutal …) things that must be heard. For example: "In France, the teachers do not collaborate. They do not see themselves as members of a professional community. The institution treats them as performers that are out to get a program. They are like factory, doing their job in their corner. ". Or … "Education is not relevant in France. It is offset. The modern world does not care what you know. He is interested in what you know to do. It needs creative people, able to cross the subjects when the French school yet too repeat lessons. In France as elsewhere, are not taught enough what will be relevant for a successful life! "And when asked why so few French school exchange, his answer sounds like a board with the new minister. "When we look at how to pass the reforms in France, we understand! They are the secret thoughts in ministerial offices by very smart people and then imposed on teachers and parents. In Singapore, no reform is announced without being explained in all schools. In Finland, a school principal spends a third of his time working for local authorities and two thirds in his school. This changes the acceptability of reforms And politicians must understand that even if you are the best Minister of Education that is, you will not resolve the problems of the 840 000 French teachers. "In the same vein of thinking about permanence and inertia of the French school, always read in Le Monde, a beautiful survey on teaching practices in France. Entitled "The class masterfully resists" the journalist Aurelie Collas wonders why she is France one of the last European countries where the lecture is king. For Dubet, questioned on this issue "" Our school tradition, a teacher, alone, facing a class. The master passes on his knowledge, students listen in silence and order the lesson before being evaluated. And all that comes parasitize this transmission is seen as a disorder. Of course, in practice, this model does not but it remains an ideal to achieve. "". But why such inertia? The article suggests several explanations: a too academic initial training, a non-existent training, a series of reforms, teacher evaluation inefficient … and the heart of the trade that is moving very little. In the words of historian Antoine Prost "Ultimately, everything can change in national education, except how to teach." And it is again Dubet which raises the question of governance: "" Ministers of education are weak players at the head of an extremely powerful but poorly controlled administration, he notes. No changes can be made without the consent of teachers, and that’s good. But this principle of membership has gone too far: the school seems to belong to the school professionals, she escaped the policies. "". Decidedly Najat Vallaud Belkacem reading! Other iconoclastic about that challenge which is also minister of higher education, those of Marie Duru Bellat interviewed by Isabelle Dautresme in The Student "Talking selection to university is totally taboo. As if an open university was a factor of social peace. However, the selection exists, it is rampant, but real. Granted it does not happen, mostly at the entrance, but a year later. Evidenced by the high rate of license failure. Not to mention the proliferation of courses with special recruitment! […] More generally, the orientation in higher education should be more mechanically or "authoritarian": "You have such a tray, you go there." It’s a bit the idea of ??active guidance. […] In most countries, students take an entrance examination for higher education. According to their notes, they are oriented in a particular sector. A completely open system like ours is very rare. "The children of the working classes are less likely to ask questions to the teachers that the students of the middle class, according to research of American sociologist relayed by New York Magazine and is the subject of an article in Slate. fr "middle class parents encourage their children to talk to teachers and ask questions says Jessica McCrory Calarco, a professor at Indiana University. Meanwhile, the popular classes parents tend to tell their children to fend for himself rather than "disturb" the professor. "According to a recent study (which involved higher education), the working group would be more beneficial to students that called traditional methods. Atlantico interviewed our friend Richard Etienne on the benefits of collaborative learning. "The placing of the written and verbal multiply media, provides better results. It is proposed that the new learning methods. We pass instructions or written text in debates or works that require oral expression. A test called NASA, where astronauts must find 5 large objects from a list of 20 items. This test applied to students speaks for itself: groups always do better than the first one of the class. Better to encourage collective work that includes these new methods. Moreover they seduce students and students because it is more interesting to have a project lead by example than having to restore knowledge, or have a text to bring. Students are more motivated, more involved, which makes the exercise more effective and faster memory. ". A more cooperative school, not only is it possible but it is more effective … Catch What has happened during the holidays? Fortunately, the blogger Lucien Marboeuf answers for us this question. Learning the school code held debates of the early summer. Information about the declining real wages of teachers (even accompanied the return of the sea serpent on teachers paid 10 months out of 12 …) has not made much noise. However the petition of a young Bachelor for one studies more women in programs did much more. An article was widely circulated on … the end of the flute recorder at school. the baby sitting It was also learned that the reform rhythms have pushed prices even if one can not be convinced by the reasoning. In interesting, it should also be noted an article in the August 15 Express on multiple intelligences. And also a good report published in La Tribune (in the "Management" …) on a principal who transformed the Marcel-Sembat high school Venissieux in a few years. Where we see that the "establishment effect" is often an effect "headteacher" Welcome back … Well, this is Monday, September 1 pre-school year. Although for personal executive and CPE, it’s been several days that they are there. And for many primary teachers, preparation in classes has begun. Besides the trainers who accompanied and trained new teachers all week I wish everyone, including the minister, a good beginning in the service of a school that moves and turns to be more effective and fairer. Happy reading … Philippe Watrelot This work is licensed under the terms of the license Creative Commons Attribution – NonCommercial – Sharing in the Same Conditions 3.0 France. Posted by Watrelot to Saturday, August 30, 2014

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