The development of vocational education policy in Greece: a critical approach

Nikitas Patiniotis (University of Patras, Athens, Greece)
Dimitris Stavroulakis (University of Patras, Athens, Greece)

Journal of European Industrial Training

ISSN: 0309-0590

Publication date: 1 August 1997


Vocational education in Greece has been developed only recently, mainly through foreign influences. Delay is largely attributed to idiomorphic employment patterns, favouring low‐skilled labour, and to culture, prompting youths to university education. Traditional lack of continuity of the national education policy, as well as persistent low financing of vocational education by the state, has resulted in the accumulation of long‐standing problems. This situation has added up to a sluggish vocational education organization, more or less incapable of effectively tackling crucial social issues like unemployment and the challenge of new technologies.



Patiniotis, N. and Stavroulakis, D. (1997), "The development of vocational education policy in Greece: a critical approach", Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 21 No. 6/7, pp. 192-202.

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