From: "Patrick SCHOULLER"
Subject: Un réseau d'écoles grecques se propose comme "end user" de projets communautaires Madame monsieur Dans le cadre des projets, on a souvent besoin d'un partenaire qui fournisse une infarstructure de etst des applications : c'est ke cas de ce réseau d'école grecque les programmes visés sontECONTENT et ETEN essentiellement Merci de contacter directement le responsable Mr. A. Nikolopoulos e-mail: email@example.com FILEKPAIDEFTIKI ETAIREIA (ARSAKEIA & TOSITSEIA SCHOOLS) www.arsakeio.gr A. Foundation Filekpaideftiki Etaireia is the oldest educational institution in Greece. It was founded in Athens in 1836 by three prominent scholars: the paedagogist Ioannis Kokkonis, the nation?s paedagogist George Gennadios and the bishop Missail Apostolidis. The three innovators? proposal was met with positive reaction from the eminent people of the era. Around the fundamental core of founders a large circle of benefactors and donators was developed that supported the Filekpaideftiki Etaireia. The most important benefactors were Apostolos Arsakis, doctor and scholar from Hotahova in northern Ipeiros and Michael and Eleni Tositsa from Metsovo, Ipeiros. The action of Filekpaideftiki Etaireia soon expanded all over Greece. Its greatest offer however was in the field of educating female teachers by founding and operating the Upper or Girls? Schools, which, for a period of 63 years, offered Greek women the chance to be educated and to educate the younger generation in turn, since the state offered school for men only. B. School Administration Filekpaideftiki Etaireia is a non-profit charitable educational institution, that constitutes from a Body of Associates and from which the Administrative Board and the President are elected and administer gratis. The Administrative Board consists of twelve members renewed every three years through elections held by the General Assembly of Associates. The Administrative Board plans and directs the entire educational work as well as the cultural and intellectual activities of the foundation. There are also central administrative and financial services and a special service called Epopteia, which control and assess the educational work accomplished in the three nursery, ten primary, six secondary schools and seven lycea of Filekpaideftiki Etaireia. C. Filekpaideftiki Etaireia today Arsakeia-Tositseia Schools today educate 9.000 students, in total, and employ 800 teachers. The school buildings, in Psychiko, Ekali, Patras, Thessaloniki and Tirana, specially designed and constantly renovated, allow all types of activities to be held providing the appropriate space and equipment. Apart from school classes therefore, one can find science and computer laboratories, a natural history museum, fields and sports centres, conventional and electronic libraries, church, theatre etc. The last two decades have been a period of forceful activity for Filekpaideftiki Etaireia and its Schools: The Epopteia institution was reinforced with the role of specialities coordinators, who inspect the work of teachers and offer them the possibility to concentrate on their educational role by supplying them with educational material. - Organization of educational seminars for teachers so as to keep them informed on recent developments of their science and contemporary paedagogical directions. - During the 1980?s the Schools were updated accepting male students. - The Arsakeion Megaron (Building), in the centre of Athens, reassumed its leading role in the country?s cultural life by founding the Book Arcade in 1996. - Foundation of special services: the Cultural Events Service which plans and organizes events in Schools in association with other schools and cultural organizations; the Educational Programs Service which programmes and coordinates further educational activity beyond the school program in museums, archaeological sites and exhibition sites, but also in places of administration, production and work; the Counseling-Psychological Service which offers psychological support to students, giving emphasis on prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of learning difficulties and adaptation; the Speech Therapy Service, which supports nursery and primary school pupils experiencing speech disorders; the Career Consultant Service which offers students and their parents information regarding university studies in Greece and abroad. Filekpaideftiki Etaireia put also special emphasis on cooperation with parents. The parents? associations function as a bridge of communication between parents and school in order to support the educational work and the schools? social activities and to pinpoint and solve possible problems. Finally, the relationship between parents and Schools is also reinforced through Epikoinonia, the specialized Filekpaideftiki Etaireia periodical that presents the students? activities, the schools and Filekpaideftiki Etaireia?s events as well as articles of an educational, cultural and social interest. D. Students? Education The Filekpaideftiki Etaireia Schools, with a tradition of educational advance, are constantly adapted to the current circumstances ?educational or general? by continuously readapting their program. Therefore, the official state program is expanded aiming at the substantial cultivation of students, that become aware of the current social and cultural reality in our country and the world, through a series of activities. The following activities are organized, cultivated and offered: - Educational excursions. - Cultural activities: exhibitions, conferences, symposiums, seminars, tributes to life and work of important artists and writers organized in association with cultural bearers of Greece and abroad. - Drama education, through performances organized by students and by the pilot implementation of the ?theatre education? special program. - Relations to other schools. The institution of fraternization with schools in remote areas as well as with schools all over the world leads to mutual student, intellectual, athletic and cultural activities and to mutual hospitality through specially designed programs. - Participation of the students of Arsakeia-Tositseia Schools in the Youth European Parliament, in the Model of the United Nations etc. - Health education, for adequate information on issues of health and hygiene. - nvironmental education, theoretically supported by a cross scientific study of environmental issues and practically with excursions on the Greek countryside. - Social contribution is considered by Arsakeia-Tositseia Schools a field of substantial development of action and education, both in Greece itself and abroad, and it is regularly expressed in religious celebrations and whenever there is an immediate need. E. Societies Arsakeia-Tositseia Schools offer students the opportunity to participate in societies upon completion of the daily program. The wide scope and enriched program of the societies provide an added opportunity for the development of skills and inclinations. Exercise ?physical and mental?, mind games, communication and socialization, positive use of time and systemization of interests outside school are the particular aims of the societies, that include: foreign languages, athletics, drama education, music education, performing arts, the art of communication (orator?s society and journalism), astronomy, meteorology, natural sciences, informatics, biology, environment, mathematics, chess and creative thinking. Filekpaideftiki Etaireia is interested to participate in cultural and educational programs. Contact: Mr. A. Nikolopoulos e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Arsakeia ? 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