Making Education More Inclusive and More Integrated

  • Claude DebruEmail author
Conference paper


Improving education is a major concern for every government. Social inequalities are strengthened by inadequate educational practices. In this presentation, we will deal with two different initiatives. The first one, Hands On in the US, followed by La main à la Pâte in France, aimed at making the teaching of science at the elementary school much more practical, thus improving the results of the pupils belonging to lower social classes and their overall acceptance of the school system. This approach is now extended to the preschool and to the first years of secondary education in several European countries. Another initiative aims at creating more bridges between disciplines in sciences and humanities during the last years of secondary education, making education more integrated.


Science education Educational initiatives Attractive teaching of science Observation Experimentation and reasoning Bridges between disciplines 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Philosophy of ScienceEcole Normale SupérieureParisFrance

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