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The purpose of Éducation et Sociétés, an international journal in sociology of education, is to create a forum to express, examine, and collect research in the field of the sociology of education in France, and to create dialogue with research in other languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, etc.

The journal is supported by a consortium of Francophone institutions that contribute to the Association Internationale des Sociologues de Langue Française’s “Education, Training, Socialization” Committee. This consortium relies on the support of the French Institute of Education (IFE), which is part of the ENS de Lyon. The journal is published biannually and alternates between re-examinations of conventional issues (inequalities in education, careers in teaching and teacher training, levels of governance, etc.) and the exploration of new horizons (the sociology of childhood, new educational orientations, the diversification of the forms of justice in education, etc.). Each issue includes two or three additional unrelated articles, which generally present the work of young researchers. The journal also regularly collaborates with other European sociology of education journals to provide joint analyses of the current state of research, exchange articles and critical reviews, and to produce collaborative publications.

Editorial Board


Jean-Louis Derouet

Editorial Committee

Jean-Louis DEROUET, ENS de Lyon-IFÉ, France, Editor-in-Chief

Kathryn ANDERSON-LEVITT, University of Michigan-Dearborn, U.S.A

Stéphane BEAUD, ENS, France

Nathalie BÉLANGER, University of Ottawa, Canada

Jean-Michel BERTHELOT (†), Université Descartes, France

Jean-Émile CHARLIER, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Marie-Claude DEROUET-BESSON, ENS de Lyon-IFÉ, emeritus, France, Assistant editor-in-chief

Pierre DORAY, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Yves DUTERCQ, Université de Nantes, France, Assistant editor-in-chief

Mariano FERNANDEZ-ENGUITA, University of Salamanca, Spain

Rita HOFSTETTER, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Claude LESSARD, Université de Montréal, Québec

Danilo MARTUCCELLI, Université Descartes, France

Pierre MERLE, Université Européenne de Bretagne, France

Romuald NORMAND, Université de Strasbourg, France

André PETITAT, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Régine SIROTA, Université Descartes, France

Anne VAN HAECHT, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Agnès VAN ZANTEN, CNRS-Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, France

Managing editor: Director General of the ENS de Lyon, Olivier FARON

Publication manager: Jean-Louis DEROUET, ENS de Lyon-IFÉ

Instructions for Authors

All contributions should be provided in Word format and sent by email attachment to the editor-in-chief, Jean-Louis Derouet, .

Articles must contain no more than 35,000 characters (45,000 spaces included), and must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 10 lines written by the author. The journal will translate the abstract into five languages (English, German, Arabic, Spanish, and Russian), so must be particularly explicit.

Éducation et Sociétés is a French international journal and readability of articles from one country to another is essential. It is thus of the utmost importance that its articles be written in clear, understandable language. Authors will be sure to provide an explanation of all expressions and particularities that could be confusing for readers unfamiliar with the educational system being discussed. Acronyms, written without periods between the capital letters, should be fully explained the first time they appear in the text. The journal advises strongly against the use of slang, as it can lead to difficulties in comprehension. Quotation marks should only be used for quotations or expressions in a foreign language.

The journal’s format allows for three heading levels, in addition to the article’s title. The authors must clearly organize the hierarchy of sub-headings.

Typing and layout

Hard spaces must precede semi-colons, colons, question marks, and exclamation points. A clear distinction should be made between dashes (–) and hyphens ( -).

Note: italics are NOT used in Éducation et Sociétés, except for book and journal titles. Latin expressions are not italicized (a contrario, a priori). Foreign expressions should be systematically translated the first time they appear in the text, with the original expression provided in parentheses. Éducation et Sociétés does not allow footnotes. A single footnote may be tolerated for a short acknowledgement or to mention the source of research funding when necessary.

The bibliography is systematically placed at the end of the article.


Éducation et Sociétés

Jean-Louis Derouet

ENS de Lyon, 15 Parvis René Descartes, BP 7000,

Bâtiment Buisson 103

69342 LYON CEDEX 07


Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics applicable to drafting committees and editorial boards of academic journals offered on, including Education et sociétés, is available on this page.

Other information

Print ISSN : 1373-847X
Online ISSN : 1782-1428
Publisher : De Boeck Supérieur

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