INTERNATIONAL France: State puts hand up for 40,000 new teachers in 2013
Fri, 21 Sep 2012
While the new academic year has only just begun, the French Education Ministry has already announced its requirement to recruit 40,000 teachers for the next academic year.
Entry, as is similar to other European countries including Spain, is through a competitive examination or ‘concours’.
The 40,000 figures is 13,000 higher than last year and, notes Le Monde, the largest intake since 43,000 were recruited in 1993.
This comes as part of president François Hollande’s promise to create 60,000 new posts in education.