“Education in Greece”

A Study Tour Program on “Education in Greece, the Impact of Historical and Cultural Contexts”
in collaboration with Georgia State University

Day Date Morning (08:00-12:00) Afternoon

Night (Dinner)

Friday 17 November 2017 Depart from Atlanta   NA
Saturday 18 November 2017 Arrival in Athens   NA
Sunday 19 November 2017 08:45 Orientation by ATINER during breakfast.
9:30-13:30 Urban Walk1 that includes a visit to the Sunday Mass at the Metropolitan Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Athens (optional)
15:00  We suggest to explore the  Plaka  and Thissio area NA
Monday 20 November 2017 8:30 School Visit (Hill School, Private Primary) & visit to the Acropolis Museum. 16:30-17:15  Education and the Economy
17:15-19:00  Physical Education in Greek Primary Schools
19:00-19:45  Education and Religion
Detailed Program
Tuesday 21 November 2017 School Visit (34th Primary School)

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens

18:00-18:30 Thanasis Kikinis, President, Teachers’ Federation of Greece. Education in Greece: Structure, Curricula, Working Conditions & Current Issues.
18:30-19:00 Manos Androulakis, Treasurer – Head of Press and Public Relations, Teachers’ Federation of Greece. Key Problems of Primary Education in Greece & Greek Teacher’s Federation Demands. 

 19:00-19:30 Kosmas Vlachos, Special Teaching Staff, UOA, Greece. Teaching English at Greek Primary Education.
Wednesday 22 November 2017 School Visit (74th Primary School, 1st Experimental Primary School) 19:00-20:00 Giota Venetopoulou, Library and Publications Manager, Teachers Federation of Greece. Minority Education in Thrace. Yes2
Thursday 23 November 2017 10:00-11:00 Xenophon Moussas, Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Antikythera Mechanism, the Oldest Known Computer.

11:00-12:00 Visit the Exhibition of  Antikythera Mechanism.

Free Yes2
Friday 24 November 2017 Visit Delphi (includes lunch) Visit Delphi No
Saturday 25 November 2017 Free Free No
Sunday 26 November 2017 Depart from Athens    

1The urban walk includes the broader area of downtown Athens. Among other sites, it includes: Zappion, Syntagma Square, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Roman Agora and on Acropolis Hill: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon. The program of the tour may be adjusted, if there is a need beyond our control.

2Offered by ATINER at the Hellenic-American Union (it does not include alcoholic beverages). The menu will include traditional varieties of Greek food and one soft drink per student. Vegetarian food will be provided.