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Des écoles d’excellence en dehors de l’École : Formation au Métier et classements scolaires

Abstract : This article confronts the findings of three ethnographic surveys conducted in three different institutions (staff officers school, equestrian work riders school, professional footballers training center) which have common properties and functions, while belonging to dissimilar worlds. As schools aimed at providing training for a specific occupation or function, they do not strictly belong to the education system; they are selective guardians of the access to so-called “exceptional” professional worlds. As such, they are particularly well suited to studying the making of various forms of excellence. The article shows how these institutions build their own hierarchies without being able to escape academic classification altogether. In other words they are doubly subordinated to a professional space on the one hand, and to an academic space on the other hand. Comparison of the case studies reveals the nature of the relationships between systems of professional and academic classification, and the underlying conditions of the combination of these orders of legitimacy.
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Submitted on : Monday, July 4, 2016 - 10:00:05 AM
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Julien Bertrand, Coton Christel, Sabrina Nouiri-Mangold. Des écoles d’excellence en dehors de l’École : Formation au Métier et classements scolaires. Sociétés contemporaines, Presses de Sciences Po, 2016, 2 (112). ⟨halshs-01341085⟩

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