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"Educational Policies" Research Group
The "Educational Policies" Research Group aims to enrich the understanding of crucial and current educational issues, and to explain the choices of decision-makers and actors. It includes a series of research studies that evaluates educational policies by focusing this analysis on students' educational backgrounds and experiences, on the professional and family careers of teachers, and on the functioning of public and private agencies involved in school education. This research crosses the theoretical approaches and survey tools of economists and sociologists. It is also conducted at different levels (national, regional, schools) on various statistical and qualitative data.
The work of the research group is organized in two lines. The first focuses on the ex-ante phase of the implementation of public policies, since it is important, before reforming, to identify the issues and mechanisms at work. The second group of projects studies ex post, the way in which actors have seized different policies and devices, an essential step to judge their results.
Associated research projects :
- Will Sooner be Better? The Impact of Preschool Enrollment on Cognitive and Noncognitive Achievement of Children
- Fostering the Language Skills of Children from Low-educated Families: An Ex-Ante Experimental Evaluation of a Parental Book Reading Intervention (2016, 2017)
The research group recent events:
- How Education Systems Undermine Gender Equity, and Why Culture Change - Not Policy - May be the Solution
- The Impact of Participation in Extracurricular Activities on School Achievement of French Middle School Students
- Seminar - Immigrant children at school. School inequalities from primary to higher education - November 6th 2018
- Seminar - Ways into employment of young graduates: the weight of the assignment logic - May 16th 2018
- Seminar - Democratization of Education - February 21st 2018
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