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Sting and Shaggy on making musical magic together

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The citizens finding solutions to Lebanon's chronic waste crisis

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Head of UN entity probing war crimes in Syria speaks to FRANCE 24

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The future of work: How the gig economy is changing the jobs market

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'France has underinvested in early childhood education for many years'

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'Badass': Accolades pour in for Southwest pilot who landed plane after engine failure

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THE DEBATE

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2013-12-05

PISA scores: the best and worst of education

The latest international survey shows East Asian students are the best by far in every category. France and the UK are struggling to keep their heads above water. So what makes a good school? How do you prepare students to compete in today's competitive world?

  • Adrienne COVINGTON, Head of Middle School for the American Section at the Lycée International de St Germain en Laye;
  • Michael DAVIDSON, Head of the division responsible for early childhood education and schools in the Directorate for Education of the OECD;
  • Jiajia WANG, Professor of Chinese Art at Sciences Po Le Havre;
  • Anne Elisabeth MOUTET, Columnist, The Sunday Telegraph;
  • Jeff HUGHES, Secondary School teacher (from London).

Produced and prepared by Sara Bertilsson, Célia Caracena, Christopher Davis

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