Structure, Function and Functionality of the Greek Educational System

Michelakaki, Theodosia
March 2011
Hellenic Studies/Etudes Helleniques;Spring2011, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p37
Academic Journal
The aim of this article is to describe the structure and functions of Greece's educational system. We focus on changes and reforms targeted at: a) reinforcing the socializing function of the school; b) upgrading the skills of graduates; and c) the selective process of entrance examinations to higher education. The paper shows how the absence of effective measures affects the planning and programming of the Greek educational system. Although, an evaluation system is described by a number of laws since 1985, we discuss the reasons why no evaluation system has been applied. Finally we discuss the case of the Lyceum, which has become a preparatory step for the university examinations, and the way that it affects the functionality of the educational system.


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