Rich history, poor education

COMMENT

Greece’s modern history is chock-full of examples of the shortcomings and lack of planning in the country’s educational system.

Just take a glance at the history books that are used in Greek schools. One quick look through pretty much any of them will reveal the sloppiness, the lack of professionalism and the carelessness that characterize the way that the subject is taught to the country’s children.

If the past is anything to go by, the latest attempt to change the way history is taught at Greece’s state-run schools and make the long-awaited improvements to the textbooks that are required reading lacks the required seriousness and preparation needed for such an important reform to be successful.

It is a crying shame that a country which has so much history is unable to properly and effectively educate its own children – the members of its own future generations – about such an important subject.

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