International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

"Sociological Aspects of Vocational and Technical Education in Urban and Semi-urban Areas in Modern Greece"
Daktilas Eyaggelos

This paper examines the secondary Technical and Vocational Educationin Greece (TEE) from 1830 until today, through a theoretical review and a quantitative analysis of the data collected with a SPSS program. The aim is to show the level of studies, occupations and interest of EPAL students of Athens, the services offered, the provision of knowledge and vocational rehabilitation. We found out that studentshave origins from low-income families, with parents having a bachelor's degree. They have cultural interests, are politicized and believe that their TEE education will contribute to their professional rehabilitation. Mostly, they are satisfied with the infrastructure, the knowledge they receive and the educators. The theories ofBourdieu, Althusser, Blumer and Tsoukalas are verified. School is a state mechanism that shapes ideology (Althusser), reproduces social inequalities (Bourdieu) and is based in the social interaction (Blumer). Education changed in Greece because of urbanism and clientele (Tsoukalas).

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