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) 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 phase, the way in which actors have seized different policies and devices, an essential step to judge their results.

Associated research projects

Ongoing projects

Les politiques régionales d'orientation, un vecteur de socialisation des jeunes aux règles du marché (ORIREG) (2020) 

Family background, parental instructional strategies and children's self-regulated learning: a longitudinal experimental study (METALEARN) (2020) 

Social Diversity in Middle Schools (2017)

Qualitative Monitoring of Premier Campus program at Sciences Po (2017)

Cours d'écoles OASIS (2018)

Literature review of policies supporting the development of children's capacities (2019)

Finished projects

Priority Education Conventions - CEP Program at Sciences Po (2015)

ACCESSUP - Policies of access to higher education (2015)

School aspirations and results : the chicken or the egg

"Active orientation" towards higher education : policies and mechanisms

Primary and secondary school teachers' retirement in France

Will Sooner be Better? The Impact of Preschool Enrollment on Cognitive and Noncognitive Achievement of Children

Teachers' educational strategies as parents and school career of teacher' children

Transitions between public and private school

Social mediation against violence in school

Stereotypes, Self-censorship and academic success

Fostering the Language Skills of Children from Low-educated Families: An Ex-Ante Experimental Evaluation of a Parental Book Reading Intervention (2016 and 2017)

La simplification dans l'enseignement superieur et la recherche (2017)


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