chapter  17
The educational renovation of the lycée
Continuity or change?
ByAndré Legrand, Georges Solaux
Pages 15

The demography of lycées has changed greatly over thirty years. The number attending lycées (421,900 pupils in 1960) increased to 1,570,000 in 1990. Over the same period, the number of pupils doing the baccalauréat rose from 60,000 to 385,000. In the years 1985-1990 alone numbers increased by 350,000. Educational structures have not changed for ten years.