Filling in the implementation gap? Problems in the Greek educational system--An evidence-based explanatory framework and critical reflections
The Greek educational system the last 50 years recounts among numerous reformations and counterreformations. All the continuous changes seem not to be characterized of a clearly defined operational aims and rational continuity. Nowadays Educators, pupils, university students, parents, politicians and citizens criticize various structural and functional aspects of the Greek educational system. The main scope of that piece of research is to record and to analyze the problems of the Greek educational system according to the opinions of Greek undergraduate students. We asked from 400 undergraduate students the written answers to the following question: “According to your opinion which are the main problems of the Greek educational system?. The written answers have been analyzed according to the methodological standards of the classical thematic content analysis. 1468 statements have been summarized and taxonomized in ten main thematic categories. The Cohen test showed a high degree of taxonomic accordance among the reviewer of the written texts (κ=0,97). The content analysis showed that statements can be categorized in 7 main thematic categories.