Politics, Educational Policy and Pressure Groups

Course Information
TitleΠολιτική, εκπαιδευτική πολιτική και ομάδες πίεσης / Politics, Educational Policy and Pressure Groups
SchoolPrimary Education
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDimitrios Charalampous
Course ID600015118

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
-To understand the ways in which education is in dialogue with political, ideological and social contexts To interpret educational phenomena -To acquare skills for research, data collection and analsis of primary sources
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course will examine the development of Greek educational policy during the period starting with the 'dictatorship of Metaxas' (1936) and ending with the fall of the 'dictatorship of the 21st of April' (1967). The three axes around which this postgraduate course will centre are the following: 1) The development of conservative ideas and politics on education. 2) The development and main characteristics of official educational policy. 3) The pressure groups, intellectuals and press that hosted and expressed these views.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1003.3
Written assigments612.0
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Χριστόφορος Βερναρδάκης & Γιάννης Μαυρής: Κόμματα και κοινωνικές συμμαχίες στην προδικτατορική Ελλάδα, Εξάντας, Αθήνα1991. -Έφη Γαζή: Ο δεύτερος βίος των Τριών Ιεραρχών. Μια γενεαλογία του «ελληνοχριστιανικού πολιτισμού», Νεφέλη, Αθήνα 2004. -Έφη Γαζή: Πατρίς, θρησκεία, οικογένεια. Ιστορία ενός συνθήματος 1880-1930, Πόλις, Αθήνα 2011. -Χρήστος Γιανναράς: Καταφύγιο ιδεών. Μαρτυρία, Ίκαρος, Αθήνα 2000 (ε’ έκδοση. -Δέσποινα Παπαδημητρίου: Από το λαό των νομιμοφρόνων στο έθνος των εθνικοφρόνων. Η συντηρητική σκέψη στην Ελλάδα, Σαβάλλας, Αθήνα 2006. -Δημήτρης Χαραλάμπους: Εκπαιδευτική πολιτική και εκπαιδευτική μεταρρύθμιση στη μεταπολεμική Ελλάδα (1950-1974). -Robert Nisbet: Conservatism. Dream and Reality, Transactions, London 2002. -Pekka Suvanto: Conservatism from the French Revolution to the 1990s, Macmillan, London 1997. -John Weiss: Συντηρητισμός και ριζοσπαστική Δεξιά (μτφρ. Σπύρος Μαρκέτος), Θύραθεν, Αθήνα 2009.
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