Προς ενημέρωσή σας - και διάδοση

Αγαπητοί συνάδελφοι,

 

Παρακαλώ όπως λάβετε γνώση των δύο μηνυμάτων που ακολουθούν και αφορούν την αναφορά (petition) εναντίον της πιστοποίησης Edexcel της Pearson

 https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/greek-2008.html  λόγω τηςπρογραμματισμένης κατάργησης της πιστοποίσης των Νέων Ελληνικών από το Edexcel A level το 2017 και έπειτα.

βλ. http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/greek-2008.news.html?article=%2Fcontent%2Fdemo%2Fen%2Fnews-policy%2Fqualifications%2Fa-levels%2Flanguages%2Fwithdrawal-of-AS-A-level-arabic-greek-japanese-urdu-for-2017

 

Το παρόν μήνυμα έχει ως στόχο να σας ενημερώσει για την απόφαση της βρετανικής κυβέρνησης να διαγράψει τα ελληνικά ως εξεταζόμενο μάθημα για τις εισαγωγικές στα πανεπιστήμιά της (A Level exams). Η απόφαση έχει ένα σημαντικό αντίκτυπο για την παροικιακή καθώς και για την εν γένει ελληνική εκπαίδευση στη χώρα αυτή. Φυσικά θα υπάρξουν σημαντικές συνέπειες όχι μόνο σε επίπεδο εκπαίδευσης με εμφανές πολιτιστικό περιεχόμενο αλλά και σημαντικές απώλειες θέσεων εργασίας συναδέλφων εκπαιδευτικών που εργάζονται στα αντίστοιχα σχολεία ή εκπαιδευτήρια.

 

Dear parents and  friends 

In mid-April 2015 EDEXCEL announced their intention not to redevelop Modern Greek A level after 2018.Their main reason is that it is a small-entry language and that it is not cost-effective to maintain the qualification. We, the teachers, parents and students of the St George Greek School at Kingston-upon-Thames feel deeply humiliated and irrevocably offended by the Edexcel decision.

The substantive and symbolic importance and impact of the Greek language on the Western Thought, Civilisation and its Historic Paradigm is too great and too deep to be so easily disregarded by such unilateral narrow-mindedness. Since ancient times, Greek language has been admired, loved and actively spoken, written and studied by the People of World, not only by the Greeks. Its historical heritage and unprecedented linguistic wealth rightfully makes the claim to be the oldest European language that belongs to the World.

The Greek Community was not consulted prior to reaching this unilateral decision which we consider unjust, of biased judgement and hastily-taken.

We believe that EDEXCEL should withdraw their decision in view of the substantive and symbolic damage that it will cause.

We are certain that we can convince them to reconsider if we are given a proper chance to voice our point of view and of course listen to theirs.

We need your fullest possible support for this by signing this petition and making sure that you make it as widely known as possible.

Many thanks 

Dr Michael Tzanakis

Teacher of A level Modern Greek

PLEASE VISIT THIS LINK TO SIGN THE PETITION:

https://www.change.org/p/edexcel-john-fallon-pearson-chief-executive-officer-nicky-morgan-mp-tristram-hunt-mp-keep-the-modern-greek-language-a-level-exam-5?just_created=true