Our research has revealed that during the last decade of the 20th century a series of important educational measures were introduced by the Greek state in order to support students with low academic performance. These measures aim to improve the quality of the educational process and mainly to prevent functional illiteracy. Therefore, in our country since the 90's in particular, a special education support program began to develop within schools. It aims to support students who attend mainstream schools and face problems of low school performance, thus helping them to follow the average pace of the class. Simultaneously, special counterbalancing, supportive systems were established for students of immigrants, repatriates and minorities in the public school. Today, 35 years after the start of the provision of the Constitution for the nine-year compulsory education in our country, the persistent leakage of high school students is still important and, therefore, drastic measures by the state are necessary in order to eradicate this phenomenon which poses the risk for children who drop out of school to face serious difficulties later in their professional lives and in their lives generally.
|Keywords:||Innovation In Primary And Secondary Education, Prevention Of Illiteracy, Contemporary Measures In Greek Schools, Intercultural Education|
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Social Policy, University of Mecedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece