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Crisis, Austerity, and New Frameworks for Teaching and Learning
A Pedagogy of Hope for Contemporary Greek Education

ISBN 9780367728694
Published December 18, 2020 by Routledge
156 Pages

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Book Description

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

Part I

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Crisis

Chapter 3: Crisis and education

Chapter 4: Rethinking education

Part II

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


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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.