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Greece:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

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Greece:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Greece:Historical Development

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Greece:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Greece:Political and Economic Situation

Greece:Organisation and Governance

Greece:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Greece:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Greece:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Greece:Organisation of Private Education

Greece:National Qualifications Framework

Greece:Administration and Governance at Central and/or Regional Level

Greece:Administration and Governance at Local and/or Institutional Level

Greece:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Greece:Funding in Education

Greece:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Greece:Higher Education Funding

Greece:Adult Education and Training Funding

Greece:Early Childhood Education and Care

Greece:Organisation of Programmes for Children under 4 years

Greece:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children under 4 years

Greece:Assessment in Programmes for Children under 4 years

Greece:Organisation of Programmes for Children over 4 years

Greece:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children over 4 years

Greece:Assessment in Programmes for Children over 4 years

Greece:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Early Childhood Education and Care

Greece:Primary Education

Greece:Organisation of Primary Education

Greece:Teaching and Learning in Primary Education

Greece:Assessment in Primary Education

Greece:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Primary Education

Greece:Secondary and Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Greece:Organisation of General Lower Secondary Education

Greece:Teaching and Learning in General Lower Secondary Education

Greece:Assessment in General Lower Secondary Education

Greece:Organisation of General Upper Secondary Education

Greece:Teaching and Learning in General Upper Secondary Education

Greece:Assessment in General Upper Secondary Education

Greece:Organisation of Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Greece:Teaching and Learning in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Greece:Assessment in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Greece:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Greece:Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Greece:Assessment in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Greece:Higher Education

Greece:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Greece:First Cycle Programmes

Greece:Bachelor

Greece:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Greece:Second Cycle Programmes

Greece:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Greece:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Greece:Adult Education and Training

Greece:Distribution of Responsibilities

Greece:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Greece:Main Providers

Greece:Main Types of Provision

Greece:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Greece:Teachers and Education Staff

Greece:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece: Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Greece:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Greece:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Greece:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Management and Other Education Staff

Greece:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Greece:Management Staff for Higher Education

Greece:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Greece:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Quality Assurance

Greece:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Greece:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Educational Support and Guidance

Greece:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Greece:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Greece:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Greece:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Greece:Mobility and Internationalisation

Greece:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Mobility in Higher Education

Greece:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Greece:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Greece:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Greece:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Greece:National Reforms in School Education

Greece:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Greece:National Reforms in Higher Education

Greece:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Greece:European Perspective

Greece:Legislation

Greece:Institutions

Greece:Glossary

Lifelong Learning in Greece has been gradually established through a series of laws specifying its content, the bodies involved and the way it is implemented. Law 3879/2010 determines the Lifelong  Learning Purpose-Scope of application, clarifies the definitions used, defines the bodies and functions of the National Lifelong Learning Network, the National Lifelong Learning Programme, the National Qualifications Framework and the Registries kept by the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning and Youth.

In formal education, adult education services are provided by Second Chance Schools (SCSs) established under Law 2525/1997.

Law 4186/2013, as amended and in force, specifies the bodies and authorities coordinating non-formal education, i.e education provided outside formal education leading to certifications recognised at national level. Vocational Training Schools (SEK), Vocational Training Institutes (IEK), Lifelong Learning Centres (KDVM) and Colleges and that are established with the current law, are included within the above-mentioned bodies. Furthermore, Vocational Training Schools (SEK), Vocational Training Institutes (IEK), Lifelong Learning Centers (KDVM) and Second Chance Schools (SDE) management and staff are defined.

More specifically, Ministerial Decision 5954/23-6-2014 on regulations coordinating the operation of IEKs, and Ministerial Decision 5953/23-6-2014 as amended and in force, on regulations coordinating the structure and management of SCSs, are currently in effect.

Please note that the operation of public and private SEKs running at the time of the issue of Law 4386/2016 and in which students are already enrolled, is terminated a) gradually, for grade 1 during school term 2016-2017, grade 2 during school term 2017-2018 and grade 3 during school term 2018-2019 and b) permanently on 31.8.2019.

In this context, SEK, IEK, SDE and KDVM management is exercised by:

a) the Head,

b) the Deputy Head and

c) the Teachers’ Assembly.

Principals and Deputy Principals are primary or secondary education, posted or tenured, teachers serving under the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning and Youth. SEK, IEK, SDE and KDVM Head and Deputy Head selection is effected upon decision of the Secretary General for Lifelong Learning and Youth. The procedure and the selection criteria are specified by the Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs relevant decision.

Head

The Head is the staff supervisor for SEKs, IEKs, SCSs and KDVMs, the scientific-academic-economic adviser of these agencies, and the person responsible for issues pertaining to their smooth operation and efficient performance.

Eligible to apply for the post of Head are active public (primary or secondary) education teachers holding a higher education degree obtained in Greece or outside Greece, or equivalent, with a minimum of eight years’ experience in providing educational services, and significant administrative and academic skills in non-formal educational services. It is essential that they are familiar with their region’s development potential and employment needs and have actively participated in the pedagogical - production - business activities having taken place in the area.

The SEK, IEK, SDE and KDVM Head primarily assumes the following competences: He/She

  • is responsible for the abovementioned bodies’ administrative and financial management ,
  • is responsible for the observance of laws, circulars and decisions issued by the competent administrative bodies,
  • provides information and ensures that prompt and reliable information is communicated to the  Lifelong Learning Directorate and the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning and Youth,  either  in paper or electronically, and cooperates with both the Central and the competent Regional Directorates of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs in order to settle any operational issues falling under his/her competence,
  • is responsible for the prompt and reliable electronic recordkeeping of the SEK, IEK, SDE and KDVM’s’ financial operation data as well as the electronic updating of their staff service dossiers,
  • is responsible for implementing special educational programmes regarding students with disabilities or special educational needs,
  • assigns certain competences to the SEK, IEK, SDE and KDVM teaching staff pertaining to the overall educational work such as career guidance, the implementation of innovative educational programmes and actions, the laboratory training and Practical Training and Apprenticeship of students/trainees, the implementation of programmes on the introduction and use of new technologies and informatics in the teaching process, as well as the SEK, IEK, SDE and KDVM operation.

In addition, the Head is the disciplinary authority of the Non-formal Education Bodies.  The heads of SEK and IEK are not obliged to teach.

Moreover, SCS heads are in charge of:

  • implementing the educational policy of the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning and Youth, the curriculum and the schedule for the subjects’ taught times,
  • the relations and the collaboration of local and other authorities for meeting school objectives,
  • issues pertaining to staff management,
  • presidenting at the meetings of the Teachers' Assembly,
  • the good representation of the school to other public meetings,
  • sending to the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning and Youth all details pertaining to the operation of the school (enrolments, attendances, school activities, briefing reports, statistics etc.) and
  • providing teaching services for three (3) hours per week.

Deputy Head

Eligible to apply for the post of Deputy Head are active public (primary or secondary) education teachers holding a higher education degree obtained in Greece or outside Greece,  with a minimum of four years’ experience in educational services. Deputy Heads are posted in SEKs, IEKs, SCSs and KDVMs with up to 180 students. For SEKs, IEKs, SCSs and KDVMs with more than one hundred and eighty (180) students, a second deputy principal is appointed. Deputy Heads serve two-year terms.

Moreover, the Head has disciplinary authority over the non-formal education bodies and does not execute teaching duties. The SEK, IEK, SDE and KDVM Deputy Head co-assists the Head in performing his/her duties and substitutes for him/her. The Deputy Head must have knowledge and experience in teaching methods applied to initial vocational training, in teachers’ education, must be able to monitor and supervise the educational process, but also coordinate its evaluation process. Deputy Heads do not normally provide teaching services, unless an exceptional situation has arisen.

More specifically, the Deputy Head has the following competences.He/She:

  • makes sure that the administrative work is implemented,
  • executes the Head and the teachers’ assembly decisions on students’/trainees' attendance issues , and
  • assumes any other competences assigned to him/her by the Head.

Teachers' Assembly

All SEK, IEK, SDE and KDVM teachers serving at the unit under any employment contract are entitled to participate in the teachers board.  The SEK, IEK, SDE and KDVM Head presides over the Teachers Assembly. The Teachers Assembly calls ordinary and extraordinary meetings following its president’s invitation. Regular meetings are held without fail prior to the beginning of the teaching year and at the end of each semester or trimester. Extraordinary teachers’ meetings are held when the president considers it necessary or when it is called for by at least one third of its members in the form of a written request specifying the issues to be discussed.

The Teachers Assembly primarily assumes the following competences:

  •  it contributes to setting new directions in implementing the educational policy at SEK, IEK, SDE and KDVM level, to the said bodies’ smooth operation and to the pedagogical settlement of study related issues,
  • identifies and evaluates the existing educational needs and makes use of the potential for cooperation between the staff, the education executives and the local society bodies,
  • makes decisions on students’/trainees' attendance, performance and conduct and
  • proposes the type and form of the provided education and training to the SEK, IEK, SDE and KDBM Head and contributes to its implementation.