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Canada OECD: In France, teachers' salaries to be rethought, but not that

10:40  04 october  2022
10:40  04 october  2022 Source:   europe1.fr

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L’OCDE pointe dans son dernier rapport le retard de la France en matière de rémunération des professeurs : environ 20% de moins au primaire, et 15% de moins dans le secondaire, par rapport à la moyenne des pays développés. Mais, pour s’inspirer de ce qui marche ailleurs afin de doper l’attractivité du métier, revaloriser les salaires n’est pas la seule mesure sur laquelle prendre exemple. © Jean-François Fort / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP The OECD points in its latest report the delay of France in terms of remuneration of Professors: approximately 20% less in primary, and 15% less in secondary, compared to the average of developed countries. But, to be inspired by what works elsewhere in order to boost the attractiveness of the profession, to revalue wages is not the only measure on which to take example.

The 2022 education report on the organization of cooperation and economic development - OECD - was published on Monday . And, as in previous years, he notes a French delay in the remuneration of teachers, even though the trade union organizations began their government negotiations on the same day on the wage revaluation of teachers. These discussions will take several months, and the report falls tipped to support the claims of teachers . Thus, in France, masters and mistresses benefiting from fifteen years of experience earn 20% less, around, than the average of developed countries: or 33,000 euros gross per year. In secondary school, it is almost 15% less.

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German teachers win twice as

in Germany, teachers gain twice as much. Or nearly 65,000 euros in primary, for the same level of experience. However, this German example shows that the increase in wages is not the only solution to boost the attractiveness of the profession. "In Germany, we have the greatest crisis of attractiveness of the profession never seen in the country," explains Éric Charbonnier, OECD education analyst.

"We realized that the teachers complained of having more administrative tasks to do, to have a pressure from the increasingly strong parents, and the public service there attracts less and less students, "he explains. "This is a lesson to remember for all OECD countries, it is necessary not only that wages increase but also that the profession evolves, so that it becomes exciting and stimulating."

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In France, fewer hours against students and more working time outside the

courses in France, the low remuneration of teachers is also linked to another work organization. The time spent by a teacher in front of his students is less less than in the United Kingdom, in Portugal or in Finland, although the working time of a French teacher is greater than the average of the OECD because It performs more tasks for preparing and assessing prices.

elsewhere, homework assistance is greater, which increases the number of hours spent by a teacher in the establishment, and therefore the associated remuneration. Finally, another problem that clearly distinguishes France from other countries: the stagnation of wages, in the middle of the career. It takes 35 years of experience to teachers to go from starting salary to the highest salary ... against 26 years on average within the OECD.

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