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Greece:Primary Education

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Contents

Greece:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Greece:Historical Development

Greece:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

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

Early Childhood Education is succeeded by Primary School (Dimotiko) educational services. Six-year primary education includes Grades A, B, C, D, E and F, preceded by one year of Pre-primary School (Kindergarten) education and superseded by three years of lower secondary education (Gymnasium) – a total of ten years of compulsory education in Greece.  The Single Type of All-day Primary Education services are provided at all primary schools in Greece with a revised timetable and curriculum.  Primary education is free, including the distribution of school textbooks and supplementary learning resources for all students.  Curricula are centrally developed and nationally implemented for all schools and at all levels of Greek education.

The chapter includes educational issues related purely to primary education and follows the same structure and organisation followed by chapter 4, which deals with issues of Early Childhood Education and Chapter 6 which discusses issues related to secondary education.

Pursuant to Law 1566/1985, Primary School aims at the multifaceted intellectual and physical development of children.  In specific, Primary School helps pupils:

  • Broaden and rearrange the relationship between creative activity and things, situations and phenomena under study.
  • Build up mechanisms helping them to assimilate knowledge, develop physically, improve their physical and mental health and cultivate their motor skills.
  • Conquer the content of the most basic concepts and gradually acquire the ability to ascend from sense data to the sphere of abstract thinking.
  • Acquire the ability to properly handle oral and written speech.
  • Gradually familiarise with moral, religious, national, humanitarian and other values and organise them into a moral system.
  • Cultivate their aesthetic criterion, so that they are capable of appreciating works of art and expressing themselves accordingly, through their own artistic creations.

With a view to providing well-rounded education, policies related to digital convergence, knowledge of the Greek language and multilingualism are being promoted.  In particular:

  • Regarding the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) field, the use and ongoing application of new technologies are promoted.  To this end, teachers receive ongoing training to this direction while educational software and educational material provided for all subjects at all education levels are constantly increasing.
  • Law 4115/2013 establishes the Proof of adequate knowledge of the Greek language and elements of Greek language and culture, whose process of obtaining, as well as the certification of the adequate knowledge of elements of Greek language and culture, are carried out by the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning and Youth and concern citizens of third-country nationals residing in Greece.
  • As part of efforts to promote multinlingualism, English is now taught in Grade A at all primary education schools in Greece.
  • Single Type of All-day Primary School services have been expanded across Greece for the convenience of working parents and most importantly, for facilitaing the use of multiple teaching approaches and methods in order to provide holistic and multi-faceted educational services.