Developing the Curriculum in an Innovative Greek School Framework: The Implication of Teachers

Vassilis Tsafos


The paper presents an alternative practice, a school based curriculum development, less standardised andbureaucratic than the typical, implemented in Second Chance Schools (SCS), focusing on the different role ofeducators in terms of curriculum development. In this context, it will be presenting the first results of a researchongoing on the ways the educators themselves perceived and managed this new and unprecedented and unusual forthem role, as curriculum developers. The educators’ attitudes were recorded based on data collected byquestionnaires with open-ended questions, completed by the educators of four SCSs. In the discussion part emphasisis placed on the ways the educators analyse the new educational situation as well as their attitude and the effects theybelieve that it has broadly in the educational process and in their educational theory.

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