Some aspects of success performing in departments preparing candidates for language teacher recruitment in the French secondary education system

  • Guy Tchibozo Centre de Recherche sur la Formation, IUFM d’Alsace (France)


In France, secondary teachers are public sector employees. Becoming a language teacher in secondary education is subject to passing public competitive entry examinations. Preparation for these examinations is provided in College Departments, which are essentially assessed on the basis of their success performance in the exams. This paper analyses the determinants of Departments' success performance. We first present the broad lines of the French system of language teacher recruitment in secondary education. Next, by means of statistical analysis of data from a survey on Departments, we isolate significant determinants of success performance. Finally, from this analysis, we derive some strategic implications for the management of Departments' success performance.

Keywords: Assessment, Educational administration, Language teacher induction, Language teacher preparation, Performance analysis

[Jnl for Language Teaching Vol.37(2) 2003: 292-299]

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