Thomas Georgas, Polyanthi Tsigkou, Georgios Giannoukos


In this paper the focus is on issues of professional identity of teachers in Greece, under conditions of significant change in government policy and educational restructuring. This restructuring actually led to a partition into two fragments, what we will call “balkanization”, of the secondary education system. The concept of professionalism between educational practitioners in each fragment of education, and the emerging need of a professional ethos will be presented in the following sections


professionalism, Greek education system, secondary education

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