ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION. A STUDY OF THE SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL AND INSTITUTIONAL DIMENSIONS OF DEMAND FOR AND SUPPLY OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN GREECE. PROBLEMS AND POLICIES IN COMPARATIVE-HISTORICAL AND EMPIRICAL PERSPECTIVE

Abstract: 

The project aims at the analytical and comprehensive study of access to higher education (HE) in Greece, a longstanding educational problem which has been tantalizing the political system and the wider public, especially university candidates and their families, for more than forty years and which strangely enough has not been sufficiently and properly researched, apart from certain interesting yet basically piecemeal attempts.

Its main objective is to understand why all reforms of the system of access during this long period have failed to resolve the issue

  1. by looking thoroughly into the factors that influence extensive demand for HE in Greece and fashion the persistent preferences of candidates for certain faculties, while at the same time exclude certain social groups from gaining access either to higher education altogether or to the celebrated academic tracks and,
  2. by analyzing critically and comparatively the ideological and educational assumptions that have underpinned policy making which seems to persist in considering access to HE as a merely educational/structural issue to the neglect of its social, economic and cultural dimensions.

By employing both quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches and techniques, it will shed light to the multifarious aspects of access that have thus far been either left unexplored or have not been studied as an integral part of access.

The project results are expected to be useful to all stakeholders in various ways:

  1. to policy makers by providing the valid, research based information that has been missing thus far,
  2. to the academic community which will be given the opportunity to create a permanent network of educational researchers coming from various disciplines and to test a unique mixture of research instruments and
  3. to the wider society which would be in a better position to appreciate the politics of access and to have an informed active participation in public discourse.

 

AHEG / MIS: 375728
 

Project info

Acronym:
AHEG
Scientific Coordinator:
Mattheou Dimitrios
Research Team 1 Leader:
Mattheou Dimitrios
Research Team 2 Leader:
Kassotakis Michael
Research Team 3 Leader:
Kontogiannopoulou-Polydorides Georgia
Research Team 4 Leader:
Andreadakis Nikolaos

Stats

I.D.:
978
Mis:
375728
Duration (months):
45
Budget:
599 000.00
Diavgeia:
ΑΔΑ: Β4ΩΡ9-ΟΝΚ

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