Teacher Training in Secondary Education of Greece- A General Approach

Kalathaki Maria


Teacher Education and Training became more organized and targeted, treated by the Greek State, in the last half of the previous century. The Low 1566/1985 introduced firstly mandatory forms of training for teachers of Primary and Secondary Education which could carrying out by various organizations and Bodies, of many specialties and forms, in many places, with variety of content, methodologies and trainers. With this law, the Schools of Training for Primary and Secondary Teachers were initially established to offer yearly training to the teachers in scientific, didactic and pedagogical issues.

In the last 25 years, the 16 Regional Training Centers had the duty to download and decentralize the educational policies to the regions of Greece, to the newly appointed and permanent teachers. According to the Presidential Decree 250/1992, the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs may assign to the Pedagogical Institute or to a research institution the evaluation of the training work of the Regional Training Centers, at national level. The results of surveys on the efficiency of the training programs and the satisfaction of the Trainers have not published and discussed thoroughly. In the last 5 years, since the Ministry of Education has applied only three short-term Seminars guided, centrally designed and directed, less than 1000 School Advisors have shouldered the full weight of the Primary and Secondary teachers’ training all over the Country, those the abolishment has been announced, without any evaluation report for their work.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jet.v5i2.13048


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