Lifelong learning and vocational training programmes in Northern Aegean (Greece): weaknesses, possibilities and prospects

Authors: Giavrimis, Panagiotis1; Papanis, Efstratios1; Mitrellou, Sotiria2; Nikolarea, Ekaterini1

Source: International Journal of Lifelong Education, Volume 28, Number 5, September 2009 , pp. 583-600(18)

Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group

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This study presents, discusses and assesses the findings of a research into lifelong learning through Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) in the region of Northern Aegean, Greece. In the first part, the paper introduces its readers to the theoretical framework of lifelong education, whereas in the second part it makes a brief historical overview of it in Greece. The third and largest part of the study presents, discusses and assesses the findings related to the trainees' opinions on a variety of aspects of their lifelong vocational training programmes in Northern Aegean, Greece.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: University of the Aegean, Greece 2: Educator, Greece

Publication date: September 1, 2009

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