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Greek Primary School Students Write on the National Anniversary of March 25th

Andreas Andreou, Argyris Kyridis, Ifigenia Vamvakidou, Vangelis Drossos, Stella Kassidou.


Our research aim was to explore how Greek primary school students understand the March 25th national anniversary. We attempted to elucidate students' potential nationalistic attitudes and perceptions, their attitudes towards the 'national enemy', the Turks, and their evaluations concerning the relevant school celebrations. The sample consisted of 67 essays of 12 years old students attending Greek public primary schools located in Western Macedonia, Greece. The content analysis of children's essays reveals that the students of Greek public schools have been socialized within a framework of national and religious symbolisms, which impose a national and religious devoutness.

Presenters

Andreas Andreou  (Greece)
Assistant Professor
Department of Elementary Education at Florina
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Andreas Andreou has studied Classical Archaeology, Ancient History and Byzantine Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and Classical Philology in Heidelberg. He has obtained his Ph. D. in Classical Archaeology at the University of Mainz. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he teaches History and Culture. He has published several papers in scientific journals and books about History and teaching history in Greek.


Argyris Kyridis  (Greece)
Associate Professor of Sociology of Education
Department of Preschool Education at Florina
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Argyris Kyridis has studied Political Science and Sociology at the University of Athens. He has obtained his Ph.D in Political Sociology - Sociology of Education at the same University and an M.Sc. in Politics and Sociology at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he teaches Sociology of Education, Research Methodology and Educational Policy. He has published several papers in Greek and European scientific journals. He is the writer or co-author of the following books (in Greek): Educational Inequality, School Discipline, Sociology of Preschool Education, Teachers facing ICT, Bibliology (3 Volumes), Inequalities in the Greek Educational System, Language Teaching with the Use of ICT in Preschool Education, The Social and Educational Characteristics of the students of the Faculty of Education at Florina.


Ifigenia Vamvakidou  (Greece)
lecturer
Department of Preschool education Pedagogic Faculty
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Ifigenia Vamvakidou has studied Modern History and Philosophy of History at the University of Salonica. She has obtained her Ph.D. in Modern History of Greece at the same University and attended Postgraduated Studies in Philosophy of History at the same University. She is currently a lecturer at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where she teaches Modern History, Cultural Studies and History of Art and Education. She has published several papers in Greek and European scientific journals about intercultural teaching of history and History of Art. She is the writer of the book in greek: Thraces in 1821 and the artistic monuments as historical sources.


Vangelis Drossos
PhD Student
Department of Preschool Education at Florina
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Vangelis Drossos is a teacher in Primary Education. He has studied Pedagogic at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He attended Postgraduated Studies in Pedagogic. He is currently a candidate doctor in Nursery Education in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.


Stella Kassidou  (Greece)
Postgraduate student
Department of Elementary Education at Florina
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Stella Kassidou is a teacher in Primary Education. She is postgraduate student in Pedagogic – Humanities and Historical Studies at the Aristotle University of Thessa-loniki. She is author of published articles concerning various aspects of educational process

Keywords
  • National anniversaries
  • School national celebrations
  • Nationalism



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