The Perceptions of Greek School Teachers for the History and the Mythology as Signifiers in the School Practice

By Paraskevi Golia, Konstantinos Tsioumis and Ifigenia Vamvakidou.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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This paper concerns the correct or incorrect adoption of history as a sci-ence/investigative search for sources, as well as mythology as an account of the mythic tradition, which relates in a schematic way real or imagined events to natural phenomena, religious or social practices. The aim of this research is to examine, based on certain invariables, the contents communication, as well as the correlation of the teachers-audience to the messages that are produced. The research sample was comprised of 134 responses by teachers in the form of a brief written text. The state-ment was phrased as ''describe briefly the terms history and mythology in relation to the history lesson as taught in the Primary school”. The teachers written texts were examined on the basis of Quantitative and Qualitative Content Analysis.

Keywords: School History, Mythology, Teacher, School Practice

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.17-24. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 573.919KB).

Dr. Paraskevi Golia

Pedagogic School of Florina, University of Western Macedonia, Florina, Greece

Teacher of Primary Education. Graduate of Pedagogic Academy Florina in 1986 and of Pedagogic Department of Education of Florina, Aristotle University, in 1998. She attended Postgraduated Studies in Pedagogic- Humanities and Historical Studies at the same University. MS in faculty of Education, Pedagogic Department of Florina, Aristotle University Thessaloniki: ‘‘Ideological Direction of the Greek Students of Ex Soviet Union (1925-1937): A research in language school books’’. She is Dr in Pedagogic and Educational Politics at the University of Western Macedonia (Florina, Greece) and she is assistant in teaching Modern History. She has published several papers in Greek and European scientific journals about pedagogic. She had created also educational software in education.

Dr. Konstantinos Tsioumis

Assocciate Professor, Nursery School Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr. Ifigenia Vamvakidou

Assistant Professor, Nursery School Education, University of Western Macedonia, Florina, Greece


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