SCHOOL GROUP IN FRANCE

SCHOOL GROUP IN FRANCE

From April 21st through 25th, in Toulouse France, a seminar titled "School and preschool education in France as in examples of multifunctional centers” took place. It was attended by heads of educational institutions from different regions in Russia.

French education system is significantly different from the Russian system, so during this seminar, leaders of various educational institutions in Russia had the chance to observe the French system of school and preschool education as well as learn about the structure of educational institutions. They were also able to share their experiences with French colleagues and source new ideas for the educational process back home. The highlight of the seminar was the opportunity not only to listen to lectures and presentations from several educational institutions, but also to visit in person some of the larger schools and have a dialog with their leadership.

During the visits to schools, Russian delegation was introduced to the curriculum and various methods of teaching children. Particularly informative was the visit to multifunctional private educational center Groupe scolaire Notre-Dame Castres, where participants had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with formats of primary and middle levels of education. A presentation was conducted by the school’s director Mr. Zhyule and administrator of educational programs of Castres, Mrs. Galissar.

The seminar was attended by principals of 13 educational institutions from different regions in Russia. By the conclusion of the event they all thanked the organizers for the opportunity to get acquainted with the know-how and the wealth of experience of European colleagues.