After a decade of severe fiscal crisis also impacting education, Greece is looking
ahead. Now is the time to invest effectively in education and define a forward-looking
path for Greece. Building on the current reform agenda, this report offers an analysis
of the context and underlying policy issues that once addressed, can contribute to
raising the quality and equity of education in Greece.
Drawing on evidence and international experience, the review highlights policy options
that can guide and enhance current reform efforts in Greece in four areas: effective
governance; policies for school improvement; efficiency, equity and quality of the
education system; tertiary education. How can the governance and financing of Greek
education be streamlined and improved? How can Greece achieve greater equity in educational
provision and student outcomes? How can the Greek - qualified and well engaged - teaching
force help promote school improvement? Last but not least, how can higher education
help Greece restore prosperity?
This report takes a hard look at the above issues, and many others. It will offer
precious insights to policy makers and the education community.