Schooling in France is mandatory as of age 6, the first year of primary school while secondary education consists of collège for the first four years after primary school and the lycée for the next three years. The baccalauréat is the end-of-lycée diploma that students must attain and is comparable to British A-Levels and American SATs. Students have a choice of sitting for the baccalauréat général …show more content…
Jacques Ginestié Analyzing Technology Education the world of industry towards electro-mechanical production, to the exclusion of other possibilities (Ginestié, 2001b).
The main problem in introducing the TE curriculum has been to link the general aims to the specific fields (Sanders, 1999; Ginestié, 2004). These difficulties appeared with in-service teacher training programs. Earlier, the French Ministry of Education strongly affirmed the principle that TE was not a compendium of a little mechanics, a little electronics, and a business management with different aspects of computer science as a binder. To link these subjects together, teachers have had to connect general aims and specific concepts into an overall pedagogical project (Ginestié,
2005). Many in-service teacher training programs develop this orientation rather than aiming simply for the acquisition of specific knowledge. The