A Social Approach to Students’ Viewpoints About the System of Entering Tertiary Education Based on a Research Carried out in Greece (2012-2013)
Science Journal of Education
Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2015, Pages: 22-29
Received: Feb. 19, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 19, 2015; Published: Mar. 23, 2015
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Gogou Lela, University of Thrace
Kalerante Evaggelia, University of W. Macedonia
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Abstract
The present paper illustrates the research and findings based on Senior High School undergraduates’ viewpoints about university exams. The research was carried out during the economic crisis in the school year 2012-2013. It was carried out in the 2nd Educational Region of Attica using semi-structured interviews to a particular sample of students. The sample was comprised according to the snowball method. Social subjects’, namely undergraduates, discourse was the focal point in order to highlight issues related to functionality or dysfunctionality of the examinations system, its effectiveness or lack of it, the manner by which these individuals perceive their presence in the educational environment as well as their educational and professional objectives. Interest is centered round studying students’ viewpoints about school, issues about juvenile culture, reinforcing or rejecting educational objectives and issues related to the current economic crisis in Greece (MEMORANDUM), which is experienced both in family and school environment. According to the findings, the current examination process to enter Upper Educational Institutes in the country is regarded by students as ineffective and is apparently disapproved. An assessment is suggested focusing on Faculties and Departments having previously been selected by them. Furthermore, examinations should only take place in the particular faculties. According to the undergraduates, tutorials are necessary to enter universities whereas other issues make the school institution difficult to operate properly.
Keywords
Access to Tertiary Education, Offered School Knowledge, Subject, Educational-Professional Objectives, Operation of School Institution, Meaning
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Gogou Lela, Kalerante Evaggelia, A Social Approach to Students’ Viewpoints About the System of Entering Tertiary Education Based on a Research Carried out in Greece (2012-2013), Science Journal of Education. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, pp. 22-29. doi: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20150302.12
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