Social Work in The Greek Schools: A Review of Policy Texts
Social work is an applied science that finds application in a multitude of fields, health, education, social protection, protection of the elderly, addiction, human rights, etc. Specifically, in the field of education both in America and in European countries, the social worker has an active presence in schools in various forms. This article will analyze the evolution of the role of the social worker in education in Greece through the study of the legislative framework from 1975 to 2018.
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Decision 17812/?6 in Government Gazette 315/B? /12.02.2014. Legal Setting up of EDEAY and defining the specific duties of their members and coordinators. (in Greek)
Decision 142628/??4 in Government Gazette 3032/?/4-9-2017, Tasks and responsibilities of UE 23 Psychologists and UE30 Social Workers in Primary and Secondary schools of General and Vocational education. (in Greek)
Decision 144073/?1 in Government Gazette 3084/06.09.2017, Designation of school units for the placement of social workers ??30.
Decision 138620/ ?1 in Government Gazette 3672/?/ 28.08. 2018 Designation of school units for the placement of social workers ??30.
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Law 2817/2000 in Government Gazette 78/A/ 14/03/2000. Education of people with special needs. (in Greek)
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