National Picture in France

Friday afternoon, thanks to the courtesy of the French Ministry of Education was spent in intensive briefings from 12 senior civil servants about the structure of education in France, the performance of the nation’s students on international assessments, the role of the state and local authorities, and international exchange programs led by regional academies and by the American Embassy in Paris.

The discussion, organized by Nicholas Marque, was intense and detailed and included presentations from:

•  Christine Gavini-Chavet of the Directorate for European and International Affairs and Cooperation.

•  Philip Breeden, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, Embassy of the United States of America

•  Christine Gavini-Chavet of the Directorate for European and International Affairs and Cooperation.

•  Chantal Manes, inspector general for modern languages (English).

•  Jean-Michel Blanquer, Directorate General for Schools.

•  Michael Quere, Directorate of Evaluation, Forecasting, and Performance.

•  Marie-Blanche Mauhourat, Inspector General for Fundamental and Applied Physics and Chemistry

•  Johan Yebbou, Inspector General for Mathematics.

•  Anne Vibert, Inspector General for French Language and LIterature.

•  Brigitte Bruschetti, assistant director of performance and communication with academies.

•  Jean-Paul Tarby, Delegate for international and European relations and cooperation for Besancon

•  Philip Simmonds, Delegate for international and European relations and cooperation for d’Amiens.

•  Ida Heckenbach, deputy cultrual attache, Embassy of the United States of America.

Ministry of Education briefing

Michele Quere presents international data

A. Vibert, M. Mauhourate & J. Yebbou analyze French performance

Darrell Lockwood (l) thanks Nicolas Marques

Roundtable focuses on presentationMinistry and regional presenters