ERIC Number: ED097251
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Education and Modernization in Greece.
Kazamias, Andreas M.
This history of Greek education traces the path of modernization from the emergence of Greece as an independent state in the early 1800's up to the present date. Educational philosophy and content are seen as pawns in the social and political struggles of those years. Detailed coverage of the historical events describes the structure of education as it has evolved and the battles that brought about a popular, practical aspect to curricula. In this struggle the use of demotic or popular Greek is a real as well as symbolic issue. The slow progress of modernization, impeded most recently by the 1967 military takeover is described as the result of Greek pride in a cultural heritage embodied in traditional, classical education. Reforms achieved in 1964 are seen as indications of what may come with time. Greek terms are used throughout the history and are defined in a glossary at the end. (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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Identifiers - Location: Greece