Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 19 November 2020

Barriers of Adult Refugees’ Educators in Leros, Greece

Vasiliki Kafritsa, Evaggelos Anagnou, Iosif Fragoulis

Hellenic Open University (Greece)

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Pages: 469-478

Keywords: Adult Education, Barriers, Refugees’ Trainers


In the present paper we attempted to highlight the obstacles that the adult refugees’ educators in the area of Leros face. To collect our data, we used the qualitative approach and conducted interviews throughout the avalanche sampling, so that the participants could express their ideas and perceptions. Our sample consists of adult refugees’ educators working in NGO ECHO100PLUS, which is activated in Leros. The analysis of the data revealed the educators’ inexperience and lack of training, as well as the inadequate organization and support on the state’s behalf. However, the bright side is the full support from ECHO100PLUS and the positive attitude of the local community and the trainees towards the educator’s work.


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