The teaching of Economics is decidedly passions. Last March, the Committee for the dissemination of economic culture (CDICE), created by Thierry Breton, castigating economic ignorance of the French and advocated to strengthen this discipline in schools and colleges. A few months later, the teaching of Economics is again in the spotlight but any debate that animates the microcosm: the content of programs and channels. The load is early September of an association of entrepreneurs, Positive part company, criticised in a study "too focused" content some manuals of a second. "It is often the first approach students have of the company." This program fails the company, and the table really is too black, too distant realities. You can't deny it, for example, the reality of the market economy! ", rebelled its President, Thibault Lanxade, who would like to see business leaders associated with their writing.
Lack of recognition
For several years already, voices in economic circles to criticize National Education vision too sociological and macroeconomic problems and his teachers their lack of knowledge of the companies acknowledging that wrongs are shared on this last topic. This new charge however caused a great stir among the professors of Economics, to the point that his association (Apses) responded yesterday by a rationale. Noting the presence of the theme of the company in the school program a second program, a first third quarter, it said that its objective "is not to promote any player in the economic life" and refuses to see the actors of the economic world writing. "It is long is we the trial of intent dealing in us with leftists but this time, we have not experienced because of the challenge in parallel with the series ES", recognizes Sylvain David, the President of the Apses.
Economic sciences teachers were indeed poorly perceived the multiple statements made by the Minister of National Education, Xavier Darcos, the need to rebalance courses in high school"and rethink a sector considers sparing in opportunities. They thought detect the will blend the die in a single bin (what the Ministry denied) or reduce teaching hours (which is still blurred). The sector, in fact, long suffered from a lack of recognition, and it took until the reform of 1993 that this "young" series (the tray (b) date of 1971) really finds its place alongside the letters and sciences. The Ministry of Education, aware of sensitive field, wants therefore to give time for reform (January 2008) and displays reassuring objectives: it, he said, to "restore its coloration to the die ES" (she now attracting many students literary profile, which do not pursue the study of Economics at the University) and do a "curriculum for excellence" (barely 6 of the graduates are accepted by commercial preparatory class). The Apses, received last Monday by Xavier Darcos, recognizes that the misunderstanding is "resolved", but also warned: "the reform of 1993 finally allowed us to attract good students and no longer be a default branch." We will not return back.