Greek Education Essay

1806 WordsOct 22, 20128 Pages
A Closer Look at the Greek Educational System We are always hearing about the importance of education, the problems in education, new training methods and a bunch of other things related to it. Every country, in accordance with its needs and habits, has designed its own education system that aims to shape the new generation for the healthy development of the country. “Education in the broadest sense includes all activities designed to influence the thought, the nature and physical education of the individual in a particular way. This training must be done in a specially designed programme, with specific learning objectives and is limited in time." Here we try to look at the Greek educational system, both at a theoretical and practical level, since this is what we are interested in after all. Firstly, when children are still young, their parents are able to send them to nursery school. As in other cases concerning the educational system, here the law seems to change from year to year. At first, attending nursery school was not compulsory, then it was and now once again it is not. Decisions of individual politicians who, in an attempt to show that they are making changes to improve the system, turn to easy solutions. Afterwards, at the age of six, children are compulsorily sent to primary school. They will stay there for 6 years where they will receive a basic education. They will be taught Modern Greek, mathematics, physics, physical education, religious education and various other subjects. Each day children go to school at 8.15 and leave between 12.30 and 4.30. The exact timetable depends on the grade of the child and the individual school. After 6 years the students will automatically be enrolled at a secondary school. This can be either a musical or athletic school, or a classic secondary school. As the names of the musical and athletic schools suggest,

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