France is a county who takes pride in her principles of equality. In this project, I analyze how current secondary education in France is stuck in a rut of scholarly and social inequalities. Despite the egalitarian values and discourses held to strongly by the French, the inequalities in their system of education remain significant and worrisome. It is clear that all of the inequalities in this system revolve around one central issue: that of social class. It is because of these problems of class that we dispute the success of the scholarly democratization that we see in France today. This study focuses on the how and why of the difficult situation the French education system faces in regards to the ever-present and persisting inequalities in its secondary schooling.


French and Francophone Studies


International and Comparative Education

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Bachelor of Arts

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Senior Independent Study Thesis Exemplar



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