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Education Ministry to Put Turkish Language Lessons in Thrace Kindergartens
by Philip Chrysopoulos
A new Greek Ministry of Education program provides for the teaching of the Turkish language in kindergartens for the Muslim minorities in Thrace, according to a Proto Thema report.
President of the Institute for Educational Policy Gerasimos Kouzelis said that the pilot program is already implemented in six kindergartens and it will be extended next year. The IEP undertakes to implement the pilot preschool education program in kindergartens operating in the purely minority settlements of Thrace.
As Kouzelis pointed out, "The program provides that a kindergarten teacher and a bilingual member of the minority with a Greek higher education degree will be teaching in class."
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