International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Contribution of Vocational Education and Training in the Preservation and Diffusion of Cultural Heritage in Greece: The Case of the Specialty “Guardian of Museums and Archaeological Sites”.
Dr. Sapfo Mortaki

This paper combines the issue of cultural heritage with adult education, and more specifically, Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Greece. Each country’s cultural legacy constitutes a significant element of its national identity, so therefore it should be preserved and diffused to society. Vocational training in Greece is defined and the legislative framework of its institution, both in national as well as European levels, is outlined. By the elaboration of the Greek national policy, the clarification of the features of VET and also the clarification of the systems that provide Initial Vocational Training, the general framework of their objectives is set. The example of the specialty “Guardian of Museums and Archaeological Sites” of the Institutes of Vocational Training serves not only as concrete evidence and confirmation of the aforementioned policy, but also as a clear demonstration of how social consciousness regarding cultural heritage can be enhanced.

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