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The French want more technology at school

Half of the French believe that their school system does not strongly integrate new technologies. In addition, they are barely 26 % to declare themselves satisfied with their education system and only 16 % consider that the country promotes links between school and the business world.

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Half of the French believe that their school system does not strongly integrate new technologies. In addition, they are barely 26 % to declare themselves satisfied with their education system and only 16 % consider that the country promotes links between school and the business world.

This survey was carried out with 4,000 respondents from France, Spain, Germany, Great Britain and Italy by the College Editors of Syntec Digital in collaboration with 01 and BFM Business. "The lack of connection with the company and the delay in the teaching of technologies are surely key factors in the rise in youth unemployment", writes Bruno Vanryb, president of the college editor.

Still according to the survey, we note that 70 % of Germans and 74 % of British consider that their education system strongly integrates new technologies, against 47 % of Spaniards and barely 20 % of Italians.

Technologies deemed useful

Another survey carried out in 2010 for the BNP Paribas technology watch unit revealed that 88 % of the French considered the new technologies useful at school. Respondents' interest was, however, less evident in the use of technologies in kindergarten (10 %) and elementary school (34 %).

However, all materials are not equal in terms of technology, according to the French. Indeed, 66 % considers it useful in geography and languages, 56 % in history, 57 % in pure sciences and barely 29 % in literature. Moreover, the main criticism of the respondents towards technologies is the impoverishment of the language by texting, chatting and emails.

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Nathalie Côté
Nathalie Cote
Nathalie is a journalist. His favorite themes are family, education, health, consumption, the environment and social phenomena. She contributes in particular to the newspaper La Presse.

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