Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Exploring VET Attractiveness in Greece through OAED Vocational Schools
Anastasios Athanasiadis, George Zarifis

Vocational Education and training (VET) is an educational route which ought to be designed so as to become an attractive choice. Improving the attractiveness of VET has been a major item on the European agenda for economic and social development. The European Parliament’s Resolution urges the member states to promote the attractiveness of VET. The latter investigated through the opinions of 100 students of the vocational schools of OAED in a specific geographic region in Greece. The aim of the research is to measure the degree of acceptance of the policies set out in the European framework to improve the attractiveness of vocational education. The dependent variable is the attractiveness of vocational education provided through the schools of OAED and the independent variables are the policies focusing on European strategies to improve the attractiveness of VET. The first three positions were classified as related to the educational staff (M=4.375,S=0.850),the training infrastructure (M=4.345,S=0.951) and the provision of advisory support to students (M=3.995,S=1.112).

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