Educational Reforms: Historical Approaches - National and International Education Policies

Course Information
TitleΕκπαιδευτική Πολιτική και Εκπαιδευτική Μεταρρύθμιση: Εθνικές και Διεθνείς Πολιτικές για την Εκπαίδευση / Educational Reforms: Historical Approaches - National and International Education Policies
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Tsioumis
Course ID600017420


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course2110

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Αim of this course is for its participants to gain further knowledge about the characteristics and functions of educational policy and the content and management of educational reforms, to better understand the role and function of International Organizations, the characteristics and function of educational leadership and its importance for education. Approaching important facts of Greek educational policy can contribute to the acquisition of better analysis and critical approach skills and better policy management for education.
General Competences
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an international context
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
-Introduction to the subject -Distribution of tasks -Conceptual delimitations - Factors that determine the management of educational policy -Educational Policy and School Leadership -The role of international organizations in educational policy -National education system and educational reform 1913-1934 -Dictatorship and educational policy: The educational policy of the Metaxa dictatorship and its effects -After civil war education policy and its implications -The post-dictatorship educational reforms (1974) and the issue of policy transfer by international organizations - Curricula and ideology, school textbooks and educational policy - Formal and non-formal education, from the international to the national context -Migrants, refugees and educational policy -Production of educational policy by teachers - Case Studies, Job Presentations.
Educational policy, educational reform, educational leadership, national and international educational policies
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of power point in teaching Use of e-mail for communication with students Use of e-learning for communication, educational material and assessment.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment110
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities35
Written assigments45
Student Assessment
The evaluation will be done with a system of continuous control, through small formative presentations and through the preparation of a final synthetic work.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Βεργίδης, Δ. & Υφαντή, Α. (επιμ.) (2011). Θέματα εκπαιδευτικής πολιτικής. Θεωρητικές αφετηρίες και εκπαιδευτικά προγράμματα για τη βελτίωση του σχολείου. Αθήνα: Ύψιλον. Γουβιάς, Δ. & Θεριανός, Κ. (2014). Εκπαιδευτική Πολιτική. Αθήνα: Gutenberg. Δημαράς, Αλ. (2013). Ιστορία της νεοελληνικής εκπαίδευσης. Το “ανακοπτόμενο άλμα”: Τάσεις και αντιστάσεις στην ελληνική εκπαίδευση 1833-2000. Β. Βασιλού-Παπαγεωργίου (επιμ.). Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο. Ζαμπέτα, Ε. (1994). Η εκπαιδευτική πολιτική στην πρωτοβάθμια εκπαίδευση, 1974-1989. Αθήνα: Θεμέλιο. Κάτσικας Χ.-Θεριανός Κ. (2007), Η Ιστορία της Νεοελληνικής Εκπαίδευσης, Αθήνα :Σαββάλας Κυπριανός, Π. (2004). Συγκριτική ιστορία της ελληνικής εκπαίδευσης. Αθήνα: Βιβλιόραμα. Μπουζάκης, Σ. (2001). Εκπαιδευτική πολιτική και συγκριτική επιχειρηματολογία στο παράδειγμα των εκπαιδευτικών μεταρρυθμίσεων της γενικής και τεχνικο-επαγγελματικής εκπαίδευσης στην Ελλάδα κατά τη διάρκεια του 20ού αιώνα: Μεταρρυθμιστικά επεισόδια 1913, 1929, 1959, 1964, 1976/77, 1985 και 1997/98. Αθήνα: Gutenberg. Τσιούμης, Κ. & Κυρίδης, Α. (2016). Εκπαιδευτικές πολιτικές και εκπαιδευτικές μεταρρυθμίσεις στην Ελλάδα της κρίσης. Στο: Μπίκος, Κ. & Ταρατόρη, Ελ. (επιμ.). Μελετήματα και ερωτήματα της Παιδαγωγικής Επιστήμης. (σσ. 315-328). Θεσσαλονίκη: Κυριακίδης.
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