ADULT EDUCATION: NECESSITY, EVALUATION AND TRENDS OF EDUCATION TEACHERS IN GREECE AND EUROPE

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

MENON ©online Journal Of Educational Research, 4th Issue, April 2017, University of Western Macedonia - Faculty of Education, Issue 4, Florina, Greece, p.13 (2017)

Keywords:

Adult education, changing roles, evaluation, lifelong teachers' education, re-meditation, training programs

Abstract:

Over the past four (4) decades, adult education appears as a separate and very interesting field of scientific approach and educational practices. In the frames of the knowledge-based society we live in today, a key position is held by both, initial training and further qualification. Multiple researches highlight the importance of further training in contributing to the improvement of quality of education, professional development and skills of teachers. Since teachers are considered among the driving forces to promote whatever changes, the outlook for the training of teachers in a globalized society is important. Condition, of course, of all these is a lifelong trainee- teacher. The valuation of lifelong educational activities of teachers in Greece points out shortcomings, weaknesses and problems. The European Union's approach regarding training emphasizes the need to change the role of the teacher, focusing on a multifarious framework of competencies, reflective practice and research and aiming at the configuration of a critically thinking teacher

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