ERIC Number: ED394064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education and Training in Greece.
A study examined vocational education in Greece. First, vocational education was placed within the context of Greece's political and administrative structures and economy. The evolution of vocational education in Greece was traced. The structure, objectives, and delivery of general education and initial and further vocational education were outlined along with the institutional and financial contexts of the Greek vocational system. Trends and future prospects in Greece were identified/discussed. The overall conclusion of the study was that, despite several important and many-sided efforts that have been made in recent years to improve vocational education, it still remains the "weak link" of Greece's total educational system. The following were among the many problems facing vocational education in Greece today: virtually without exception, in-school vocational programs have no link with practice; vocational qualification profiles are usually anachronistic; the social partners have practically no input in the design and implementation stages of policy; and vocational graduates' qualifications are incomplete and only minimally marketable; research is virtually nonexistent; and vocational education is inadequately funded by either national or European Community resources. (Contains 44 tables/figures. Appended are the following: list of acronyms/abbreviations; 79-item reference list; 50-item bibliography; and list of 12 relevant organizations.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Adult Education, Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Economic Change, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Integrated Curriculum, Job Training, Labor Market, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
UNIPUB, 4611-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706-4391 (catalogue no. HX-81-93-793-EN-C: 14 European Currency Units).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers: European Community; Greece