Greece Government Bill on Greek Language Education Abroad

Government Bill on Greek Language Education Abroad

The aim of the bill on Greek Language Education abroad, presented to the Cabinet, is firstly to make a connection between the expenditures and the quality of education, so that maximum efficiency can be accomplished.
According to the new bill, the framework for the development and the strengthening of activities and initiatives in the sector of Greek Language Education abroad are regulated by the Ministry of Education concerning:
1)teaching, cultivation and spread of the Greek language
2)multilateral development of personality of the Greek pupils abroad
3)elevation of the special cultural elements, history, knowledgement of the Greek diaspora
4)mutual exchange and communication among all communities of the Greek diaspora
5)support of the different kinds of Greek Language Education that are a sign of qualitative education.
Greek Language Education is offered by educational units abroad and by current schools of every educational level, whose graduates receive certifications that are equal to those in Greece, after a desicion-taking by the Minister of Education. In addition, education is provided through bilingual schools of foreign countries, Greek classes of European schools and educational units of Greek Language or bilingual education.
Under international agreements, bilingual schools of every educational level can be founded in foreign countries, following the regulations of each country.
Finally, after a decision of the Minister of Education, educational units of especially qualitative and substantial content, concerning the promotion of this law targets are going to be characterized as ‘Educational Centers-Logos’.
The new operating procedures on Greek Language Education abroad are going to be presented within the next days.

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