Crisis, Austerity, and New Frameworks for Teaching and Learning
A Pedagogy of Hope for Contemporary Greek Education
This book attempts to examine the educational consequences of the recent social and economic situation in Greece, and it explores—on a general level—new possibilities for teaching and learning at times of national crisis. Using Greece as an exemplary case, Maria Chalari demonstrates how the relationship between neo-liberalism and education is especially salient during difficult times; it also demonstrates the effect of this relationship on teachers’ day-to-day experiences. By attending to, yet moving beyond, the negative implications of socio-economic crisis, this volume aims to present core educational values of the current era, as well as the crucial issues that may become opportunities for reflection and change.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Crisis
Chapter 3: Crisis and education
Chapter 4: Rethinking education
Chapter 5: Researching the impact of crisis and seeking possibilities of hope
Chapter 6: The impact of the crisis on Greek society and education
Chapter 7: The social and political problems behind the socio-economic crisis
Chapter 8: The role of education in the reconstruction of Greek society
Chapter 9: New frameworks for teaching and learning
Chapter 10: Conclusions
Maria Chalari is a post-doctoral research fellow in the School of Education at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
"While neoliberalism is deepening and education further compromised, this book points to the possibilities to where the light is. This book is important not only in terms of understanding hope, but also necessary in reclaiming and sustaining it. This text serves as an antidote to the dark times of neoliberalism; a necessary reading for educators and critical thinkers around the world."
Spyros Themelis, Senior Lecturer in Education, School of Education & Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia, UK.