Master Plan for reform of education approved
Pascal Smet’s Master Plan for the reform of primary and secondary education in Flanders has been approved
“Most people agree on starting points of plan,” says minister
After a broad social debate and fierce political discussions, the government decided to put the reform of education in a Master Plan instead of a decree. This document will inform the next government of the different steps that have to be taken.
According to Flemish education minister Pascal Smet (pictured), a number of the measures have already been carried out, such as the STEM action plan to encourage scientific and technical studies. Other measures should still be implemented before the elections in May, like the division of the study area of global orientation in primary education.
“I have the impression that most people agree on the starting points of the reform,” Smet said. “Of course there are still concerns, but I’m convinced that we can address them.”
million school-going children in 2013
million euros Flemish education budget for new school infrastructures in 2013
percent of boys leaving secondary school without a diploma