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Education in greece


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Το εκπαιδευτικό σύστημα στην Ελλάδα (Education in Greece)

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Education in greece

  1. 1. Education in Greece Maria Papadopoulou
  2. 2. Three levels Primary Secondary Tertiary (with an additional post secondary level providing vocational training)
  3. 3. Primary education kindergarten (one or two years) primary school (are called "Dimotiko“) • Years are called "classes", from first to sixth: • Year 1: age 6 to 7 • Year 2: age 7 to 8 • Year 3: age 8 to 9 • Year 4: age 9 to 10 • Year 5: age 10 to 11 • Year 6: age 11 to 12 Basic subjects: • Modern Greek Language (1 hour/day) • Modern Greek Literature (6 hours/week) • Mathematics (5 hours/week) • Environmental Studies (2–4 hours/week) • Physical Education (4 hours/week) • Music (2 hours/week) • Art (2 hours/week) • Theatrical Studies (1 hour/week) • Flexible Zone (3 hours/week) • English (2–4 hours/week) Additional Subjects: • Physics (2 hours/week and only for years 5 and 6) • Geography (2 hours/week and only for years 5 and 6) • History (2 hours/week and for years 3-6) • Religion (2 hours/week and for years 3-6) • Social & Political Studies (2 hours/week and only for years 5 and 6) • Second Foreign Language (2 hours/week and only for years 5 and 6)
  4. 4. Secondary education Junior High School (Gymnasio) (a compulsory three-year school) High School (Lykeio) 1. General Lyceum  (Academic training) 2. Vocational Lyceum (Vocational training) Junior High School 6 types of Gymnasiums:  General Gymnasium  Athletic Gymnasium  Musical Gymnasium  Art Gymnasium  Experimental Gymnasium  Church Gymnasium
  5. 5. Subjects in the Gymnasium : • Modern Greek Language (2 hours/week) • Modern Greek Literature (2 hours/week) • Ancient Greek Language (3 hours/week) • Ancient Greek Literature (Homer Odyssey-Homer Iliad, Euripides Helen), (2 hours/week) • Mathematics (4 hours/week) • Physics (2 hours/week) • Chemistry (1 hour/week) • Biology (2 hours/week) • Social and Political Studies (2 hours/week) • Physical Education (2 hours/week) • Art (1 hour/week) • Music (1 hour/week) • History (2 hours/week) • Religion (2 hours/week) • Computer Studies (1 hour/week) • Technology (1 hour/week) • English (2 hours/week) • 2nd foreign language (German, French, Italian and Spanish,2 hours/week) • School Vocational Guidance (1 hour/week) • Home Economics (1 hour/week) • Geography (2 hours/week) The lessons end in the second week of May so that the students will be able to study for their examinations between May and June
  6. 6. High School (General Lyceum)  The subjects: Greek Language (Ancient Greek, Modern Greek Literature and Composition -9 hours/week) Religion (2 hours/week) Ancient History (2 hours/week) Maths (5 hours/week) English (3 hours/week) Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology-6 hours/week) Physical Education (2 hours/week) Project (2 hours/week) Principles of Economics (2 hours/week) Professional/Vocat ional Lyceum Cycles Technology (Engineering, Mechanical and electrical Car system, Electrical, Graphic arts, Computer systems etc) Services (Technology and control food, Staff administration and finance Services, Business tourism officials etc) Nautical (Navy captain, Marine engineer) The lessons end in the second week of May so that the students will be able to study for their examinations between May and June
  7. 7. Tertiary education in Greece Higher Educational Institutes (Universities and the Higher Technological Educational Institutes) Colleges collaborating with foreign universities Vocational Training Institute (Institouto Epagelmatikis Katartisis) Open University
  8. 8. Additional… All levels are overseen by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. The Ministry exercises centralised control over state schools, by prescribing the curriculum, appointing staff and controlling funding. the supervisory role of the Ministry is exercised through Regional Directorates of Primary and Secondary Education. Tertiary institutions are nominally autonomous There are public and private dimotika (primary education), gymnasia (middle school; secondary education), lykeia (high school; secondary education). Some of them are for foreigners, usually children of British or American families. For example see  American Community Schools. There are also a number of private colleges and universities operating alongside the state education and providing supplementary tuition. These parallel schools (Greek:  φροντιστήριο, frontistirio (singular)) provide foreign language tuition, supplementary lessons for weak students as well as exam preparation courses for the competitive  Panhellenic national examinations . Enrollment to the next tier of compulsory education, the Gymnasium, is automatic The students have summer vacation (3 months), Christmas vacation (2 weeks) and Easter vacation (2 weeks)