ERIC Number: ED255118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Women Access to Greek Higher Education.
Polydorides, Georgia K.
Current trends in women's access to higher education in Greece were studied. Attention was directed to recent differences in achievement by sex, as well as factors influencing success patterns in the national examinations taken at the end of secondary education. Data were obtained from a questionnaire distributed to a 10 percent random sample of secondary school graduates. A large increase in women's participation in university education was found for the last two decades. Higher upper-secondary school achievement scores were found for women than for men, while men had higher achievement scores on the national examinations. After the 1980 reform of the selection system, the rate of female admissions was proportionately equal to the rate of female applicants. In addition, women increasingly entered fields of study that traditionally were studied by men. Information is included on the fields of study chosen by women in 1960-1961, 1970-1971, and 1978-1979, along with mean achievement scores in 1981 for grades, 6, 9, 10, 12, the university entrance exam, and for university studies. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).