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Greece, Multicultural Education in

International economic and political globalization processes influence local societies. The current economic crisis, which has affected the United States and most countries in Southern and Western Europe, has influenced international migration patterns and educational systems and has deepened societal tensions. This entry describes how global migration has influenced education and diversity in Greece. The collapse of Eastern European Communist regimes and the recent decline in the international economic situation have led to influxes of immigrants and refugees migrating to Southern European countries from Eastern and Central Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa.

Greece, like many other countries in the Mediterranean region, has gradually been transformed from a traditionally emigration to an immigration country. In its past, Greece was not a culturally homogenous society; historically ...

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