A Glance at Performance Management in Departments for Preparation of Secondary Mathematics, Engineering, Technology and Science Teachers in France

  • Guy Tchibozo


In France, secondary teachers are public sector employees. Becoming a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) teacher in secondary education is subject to passing public competitive entry examinations. Preparation for these examinations is provided in College Departments, which are essentially assessed on the basis of their success performance in the exams. This paper analyses the determinants of Departments? success performance. We first present the broad lines of the French system of secondary STEM teacher recruitment. Next, by means of statistical analysis of data from a survey of Departments, we isolate significant determinants of success performance. Finally, from this analysis, we derive some strategic implications for the management of STEM Departments? success performance.