Equal Educational Opportunities in Primary Schools

Dutch speaking chamber on September 26, 2017

The Flemish Government provides primary schools with additional course hours for disadvantaged students. The Court of Audit’s examination has shown that over a period of five years there have hardly been any improvements and even a deterioration in the opportunities gap between disadvantaged and regular students. The Court also examined what makes school with a large number of disadvantaged students successful. A broad support base, involvement of the parents and a student follow-up system were determined prominent conditions for success.