ACCESSUP - Policies of access to higher education

Research Team:

Agnès van ZANTEN (OSC et LIEPP)

Denis FOUGERE (OSC et LIEPP)

Description of the project : 

The ACCESSUP project aims to study policies of access to higher education from a perspective encompassing their design, implementation and effects. This is rarely done in research. Generally, the research is concerned with the only one of these processes. From an intersectional approach that combines the theoretical and methodological approaches of economics and sociology, the research will first focus on the construction and articulation of these policies at the national level starting in the year 2000. It will examine the objectives of these policies and their links with the interests, aims, representations and resources of the various actors involved. It will also examine how national guidelines are reinterpreted, implemented and complemented by other initiatives at the regional level of Ile de France (IDF), by studying the perspectives and practices of political and educational authorities as well as the logics at work in educational institutions. Finally, the project will also analyze the effects of this policy through available 2014 data on the orientation wishes of upper secondary school students in IDF.

Poster of the project - June 2020

Publications : 

Agnès VAN ZANTEN, Neo-liberal influences in a 'conservative' regime : the role of institutions, family strategies and market devices in access to higher education in France, Comparative Education, vol.55, n°2, 2019. 

Leïla FROUILLOU, Clément PIN, Agnès VAN ZANTEN, Le rôle des instruments dans la sélection des bacheliers dans l'enseignement supérieur. La nouvelle gouvernance des affectations par les algorithmes, Sociologie, 2019/2, vol.10, p. 209-215.

Alice OLIVIER, Anne-Claudine OLLER, Agnès van ZANTEN, Channeling Sudents' into higher education in French secondary schools and the re-production of educational inequalities : discourses and devices, Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa, n°2, 2018, p.225-250. 

Alice OLIVIER, Anne-Claudine OLLER, Katrina ULHY, Agnès van ZANTEN, National framing and local reframing of students' transition to higher education in France : limitations and pitfalls in Nicola Ingram, Aina Tarabini (Eds.), Educational Choices; Aspirations and Transitions in Europe, Londres : Routledge, 2018, p. 149-166.

Agnès van ZANTEN (Ed.), Elites in Education, Routledge, serie "Major Themes in Education", 1712p, Vol.4 , 2018. 

Marco PITZALIS, Agnès van ZANTEN, Presentation: General trends in the social and scholarly field of higher education, Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, n°2, 2017. 

Marco PITZALIS, Agnès van ZANTEN (Eds), Inequalities of access to higher education: the role of policies, institutions and markets, Rassegna Italian di Sociologia, n°2, 2017.  

Alice OLIVIER, Agnès van ZANTEN, Les strategies statutaires des établissements d'enseignement supérieur: une étude des journées "portes ouvertes" in H.Draelants, X.Dumay (Dir.), Les écoles et leur réputation. L'identité des établissements en contexte de marché, Bruxelles : De Boeck, 2016, p.233-249.

Amélia LEGAVRE, Agnès van ZANTEN, Engineering access to higher education through higher education fairs in G. Goastelleg, F. Picard (Eds.), Higher Education in Societies: A Multi Scale Perspective, Rotterdam and Boston, Sense Publishers, 2014, p.183-203. 

In the Media :

L'orientation: la voie du coeur ou celle de la raison ?, article in Le Monde - January 9, 2019

L’orientation, un défi quand on veut « sauter une classe sociale », article in Le Monde - January 4, 2019.  

Comment l’orientation scolaire renforce les inégalités, interview with Agnès van Zanten invited to CNRS Le Journal - August 8, 2018. 

Comprendre les inégalités lors de l’orientation vers l’enseignement supérieur, article in Cogito #4 - Lettre de la Recherche de Sciences Po.

La question des inégalités sociales au cœur de la réforme de l’université, article in Le Monde - December 20, 2017. 

Classement des lycées 2017: pour les familles, une donnée parmi d’autres, interview with Agnès van Zanten invited to Le Monde Campus - March 22, 2017.

APB 2017: Les diplômes qui donnent du travail, article in Le Nouvel Obs - February 9, 2017.

APB, les conseils d’orientation donnés aux élèves varient selon leur milieu, interview with Agnès van Zanten in Le Monde - January 1st, 2017. 

 

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