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Transkulturelle Perspektiven in der Bildung – Transcultural Perspectives in Education

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Edited By Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg

Dieser Band dokumentiert eine Reihe von ausgewählten Beiträgen der XXII. Internationalen wissenschaftlichen Konferenz Bildungsreform und Lehrerausbildung zum Thema »Transkulturelle Perspektiven in der Bildung«, die vom Ministerium für Bildung und Wissenschaft der Republik Litauen und der Vilnenser Akademie für Bildungswissenschaften der Vytautas Magnus Universität in Kaunas (VDU) gemeinsam konzipiert und veranstaltet wurden. Im Fokus standen der Diskurs kulturwissenschaftlicher Bildungsforschung und der Austausch von Beispielen transkultureller pädagogischer Praxis in der Hochschul- und Schulbildung. Der Erwerb dieser interaktiven Kompetenzen in der kulturwissenschaftlichen Forschung ist Voraussetzung für die Bildung einer Identität, die den Herausforderungen unserer Gesellschaft im kommenden Jahrzehnt gerecht wird.

This volume presents a series of selected contributions from the XXIInd International Scientific Conference on The Reform of Education and Teacher’s Training dealing with the topic »Transcultural Perspectives in Education«, which was conceived and organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania together with the Vilnius Academy of Educational Science at Vytautas-Magnus-University in Kaunas (VDU). The focus of attention was the discourse on research in cultural studies and the exchange of examples of transcultural pedagogical practice in Higher and Secondary Education. The acquisition of interactive competencies in cultural research is a prerequisite for the formation of identity in order to meet the challenges our society will be facing in the coming decade.

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Dimitris Chatzidimou, Aikaterini Polymili: Students’ Admission to Greek Tertiary Education without Private Coaching Schools (“Frontistiria”): A Research Study

Students’ Admission to Greek Tertiary Education without Private Coaching Schools (“Frontistiria”): A Research Study

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Dimitris Chatzidimou, Aikaterini Polymili

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to identify the necessity of attendance of a private coaching school (frontistirio), by the third and last grade students in Greece, for their successful participation in the admission exams for tertiary education. The family spending for this attendance is also summarily presented, as well as the development of the coaching schools over the last 50 years and the percentage of third-grade pupils attending these coaching schools. The findings of a survey involving 1276 third-grade pupils who assess on the possibility of their accession to higher education without attending the frontistirio, the change in the time of the examinations and the creation of additional teaching support programs within the school, are also shown. According to the findings of the survey, private coaching is considered by the students as a necessity for their access to tertiary institution, since they believe that school preparation is inadequate and incomplete.

Keywords: access to tertiary educationeducational economicssupplementary educationexpenditures in educationshadow education

The current paper presents and discusses some research findings regarding the admission of students to Greek higher education (D. Chatzidimou, Taratori, Vitsilaki & K. Chatzidimou, 2008), a subject that is old, but still contemporary and ongoing. It is a timeless matter, given that private coaching schools (“frontistiria”) have existed for many years and they have been acknowledged in the Greek education system since students’ admission to university has been introduced via examinations (Chatzitegas, 2008). The findings of the...

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