Corinne Heckmann (OECD): Teachers Need Collaboration

Teachers Need Collaboration

Corinne Heckmann, OECD analyst, commented on the recent reforms put in place by the Ministers of National Education and Higher Education at the time of the publication “Education at a Glance.


Corrine Heckmann, OECD analyst, examined the case of school rhythms. In remarks relayed by 
AEF , it thus judges “damage” that the choice of the communes on school rhythms is made on “budgetary criteria”. It assures that “the OECD was not favorable” to the possibility offered to the municipalities to return to the four days of classes per week.On Tuesday, 12 September, the OECD published  its report “Education at a Glance” . The main compendium of comparable national statistics measuring the state of education internationally, this report deals with the learning environment and school organization . The organization took the opportunity to give its opinion on the measures taken in France by the Ministers of National Education and Higher Education.

College reform “not the priority”

On the transition to 12 Pupils per class in PSE , the analyst focuses on “training to teach classes of 12 pupils” and on “collaboration” between teachers  so that the “reform put in place be fruitful “. For her, two countries must serve as examples to France, Finland and Canada.

Corrine Heckmann also judges that the reform of the college “is not the priority”: “It is not the priority to hand over from the Latin and the bilangue classes to the college”. “We have to work on the pedagogical accompaniment, to work in a half-group.”

Finally, despite the “efforts of the previous quinquennium”, she estimates that “the improvement of wages remains low”: “It is a point that does not change”. She also pointed out that “the salary starting from a primary teacher in France is almost twice as high as that in Germany