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Unformatted text preview: Joe Staba Reading Analysis #2 F rances National T radition After reading Berauds article on the Frances national tradition it became clear to me that France may be cutting off their nose in spite of their tongue. They are continuing the use of their system of training engineers based off an old and out-dated system. There has to be a point where the importance of tradition is outweighed by the lack of the most efficient engineers; which in turn hurts the overall health of France. So because something was done one way a hundred years ago means that it has to be done the same way now? This not a very rational decision in my opinion and it is extremely surprising that France, who is known to produce theoretical engineers, is actually failing at producing a theoretical system that could change France and its engineers for the best. The important factor that I believe Beraud emphasizes the most is the fact that engineer courses in France are more focused on theoretical math and theoretical sciences....
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