International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

Secondary Teachers’ Pedagogical Competence in Greece: Programs, Policy and Reflections
Maria Liakopoulou

Despite the acknowledged contribution of teacher education to their effectiveness, deficiencies and weaknesses in teacher preparation curricula have been identified, and secondary school teacher training in pedagogy and instructional methods is still a work in progress - not just in Greece. The purpose of this article is to outline the practices and policies pertaining to the safeguarding of the pedagogical competence of secondary education teachers in Greece, as well as the obstacles to the generalization and consolidation of certain practices so far, along with thoughts on the prospect and the conditions for its assurance. To achieve the research goal: a) the relevant institutional framework from 1997 until today (2023) was studied; b) all curricula of the Teacher Preparation Schools were analyzed; and c) quantitative research was conducted to examine the views of professors at Departments whose graduates have the formal right to work as secondary school teachers.

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