Explorando las cuestiones de “igualdad” y “eficiencia” en el sistema binario de educación superior en Grecia, desde 1980 hasta 2000

English title: Exploring the issues of "equity" and "efficiency" in the binary system of higher education in Greece, from the early 1980s up to the late 2000s

Author(s): Eleni Prokou - Catherine Michalopoulou - Aliki Antonopoulou -

Language: Spanish

Type: Book chapter

Year: 2015


This chapter examines whether the aims of "equity" and "efficiency" are achieved in the binary system of higher education in Greece, for a period starting from the early 1980s up to the late 2000s. More specifically, the problematic developed in this chapter focuses on: a) the social background of graduates of the university and the non-university (or technological) sector of higher education, namely, the Universities and the Technological Educational Institutions (TEIs) (thus approaching the issue of "equity"), and b) the transition to the labour market of graduates of these two different types of higher education (thus approaching the issue of "efficiency"), for the aforementioned time period. The research questions are the following: a) What is the social background of University and TEI graduates? b) What is the relationship between University and TEI graduates as refers to their access to the labour market in the years 2001 and 2010? c) What is the role of the "academisation" of TEIs with regard to the integration of their graduates into employment? The main argument in this chapter is that the social background of graduates is an important factor for their studying in the university or the technological sector of higher education. Furthermore, despite the "academic drift" of the non-university sector, compared to the TEI graduates, university graduates are preferred in the labour market.

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Anthology: Desigualdades, diferencias y experiencias de (no) pertenencia en educación