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Investing in Education, a strategy for social and economic development

How education can transform societies on our digital world?

By: EBR - Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Despite the extensive state centralization and control, the Greek education system scores low also in terms of fairness.
Despite the extensive state centralization and control, the Greek education system scores low also in terms of fairness.

by George Pagoulatos*

Education can transform society, and investment in education is a key
strategy for economic and social development. Greece lags in a number of
comparative indicators when it comes to its education system. In particular,
the Greek education system is unfit for the challenges of a modern,
globalized economy in the era of information. Despite the extensive state
centralization and control, the Greek education system scores low also in
terms of fairness. Extensive influence of teacher associations, a
corporatistic structure, excessive state regulation and bureaucracy,
procrastination in implementing an integrated and effective evaluation
system, have all contributed to low education performance. What needs to
be done.

*Professor of European Policy and Economy at the Economic University of Athens

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