Educational priority areas


Regions, localities, etc., in need of special educational action.

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Example of use

In France, the educational priority areas (ZEPs) were created in 1982. In 1996, they comprised 1,300,000 pupils in 544 schools (primary schools, collèges and lycées, particularly vocational lycées) whose catchment areas pose especially acute social problems and where school achievement indicators point to particularly weak performance (Auduc, 1988: 33).

Source :

Auduc, Jean-Louis. 1988. Training Teachers to Work in Schools Considered Difficult. Fundamentals of Educational Planning 59. Paris: IIEP-UNESCO.