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The Introduction of the Flexible Zone Programs in the Greek Educational System: Teachers’ Perspectives

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Teacher Education Program, Athens University of Economics and Business, 10434 Athens, Greece
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School of Humanities, Hellenic Open University, 26335 Patras, Greece
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Educ. Sci. 2019, 9(2), 109; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci9020109
Received: 25 March 2019 / Revised: 12 May 2019 / Accepted: 15 May 2019 / Published: 20 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovative Methods in Teaching in Secondary Education)
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Abstract

The present paper aims at presenting the introduction of the Flexible Zone program in the context of the Greek Educational system, an innovative, modern teaching program. More specifically, Greek teachers’ views on the implementation process, the legislative framework, and the roles of the school head teacher and the school counselor, as well as the difficulties tackled regarding the Flexible Zone programs are thoroughly explored through this study. In order to investigate and better interpret the findings, quantitative research was adopted with questionnaires from 135 teachers having been collected, numbered, coded, and analyzed. Topics such as the importance of in-school seminars and training sessions related to Flexible Zone programs, the significance of the head teacher, school counselor, and the school activities supervisor’s contribution, the development of the school equipment and infrastructure, as well as the overall cooperation have emerged from the findings. The present study can offer valuable insights regarding the innovative program of Flexible Zone to the international academic community and policy makers. View Full-Text
Keywords: Flexible Zone programs; innovative methods in teaching; Discovery Learning; interdisciplinary approach Flexible Zone programs; innovative methods in teaching; Discovery Learning; interdisciplinary approach
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Brinia, V.; Sarantopoulou, V.-N. The Introduction of the Flexible Zone Programs in the Greek Educational System: Teachers’ Perspectives. Educ. Sci. 2019, 9, 109.

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