AFP, printed on Monday January 06 2020 at 15h29
Much less texts in French, degree teams in math specialty …: the Minister of Nationwide Training Jean-Michel Blanquer introduced Monday some adjustments to his bac reform, to keep in mind the strategies of the monitoring committee, put in finish of September.
This committee is chargeable for inspecting a sure variety of issues linked to the reform of the bac, which began this yr for the primary time.
In a letter addressed to the members of the committee (representatives of the union, parental and highschool organizations and of the administration), Mr. Blanquer defined that he wished to reply favorably to a few of their proposals.
He introduced that in French, the variety of texts on this system, the significance of which might trigger concern, can be lowered: highschool college students of first grade will examine between 20 and 24 texts as an alternative of the 24 initially deliberate. These of technological first between 13 and 16 texts, in opposition to 16 deliberate.
In English, “it appeared that specialty schooling was too centered on literary retailers”. In consequence, college students will now be capable to select between “English” and “English, modern world”.
In arithmetic, one of many problematic specialties by its very excessive degree of requirement, “it seems that it’s much less this system which is in query than the heterogeneity of the extent of the pupils, and consequently of the lessons”, underlines Mr. Blanquer .
“That is why we’re going to work to strengthen the structure of the ability teams,” he wrote.
The place of arithmetic schooling was one of many details of rigidity on this reform which ended, initially of the varsity yr, the normal sequence (L, ES and S).
Absent from the core curriculum, the self-discipline is now taught as a specialty, on the fee of four hours per week, with a really heavy program.
One other issue linked to the reform of the varsity: the normal class council, utterly turned the wrong way up.
On this topic, the minister says he desires to comply with the proposals of the monitoring committee: relatively arrange “specialty instructing councils” and “suggest to establishments that want to change the perform of principal professor” into “referring professor of a bunch of scholars. “