Analyse and synthesis of the existing data

National research Greece

The research centre focuses specifically on educational research is the Educational Research Centre Some of the current research projects include:

Imprinting the educational system; PISA 2003/OECD; Higher Education Evaluation; Educational Intervention for the production of educational material; OECD: Attracting, developing and retaining effective teachers; Development of an international network for research on curriculum and schoolbooks in Mediterranean countries: UNESCO PolicyEvaluation. The Education Research Centre is under the authority of the Ministry of National and Religious Affairs and performs research and participates in research programs

In Greece research has been carried out in two areas:

Academic research

This kind of research concerns the universities. Greece as a whole does not have much research concerning the 'teenagers' use of the Internet'. The University of Athens has carried out some small research studies, but these concern a particular section of society (students) and are on a small scale.

Research based on young people (12-18 years old) and the Internet has been started. 451 questionnaires were distributed in three different cities in Greece in three different establishments chosen according to socio-economic status (Aslanidou and Kourti : the use of the Internet by Greek students from 12 to 18 years old). Data is currently being collected for this.

There are some research studies concerned with cognitive psychology but these are also smaller scale :

  1. Komis and Michaelidis (1997) : 'Representations of new computer technologies made by children 9 to 12 years: a comparative study between Greek and French Children'
  2. Karatrantou A& Spiliotopoulou V (2005) 'students' ideas about web sites and teaching implications'. In Pedagogiki Epitheorisi (in press)
  3. Karatrantou A& Spiliotopoulou V (2003) 'Students' experiences with chatting' in Triandafilidis, Chatzikiriakou, Politis & Chronaki Proceedings of the 6th Panhelleni Congress: mathematics education and new technologies in education. Athens: Gutemberg
  4. Kollara M, D Kanellopoulos & Spiliotopoulou (200) 'Students' mental models and computer networks: The case of electronic mail' Proceedings of 2nd Panhellenic Communication Congress with International Participation : Patras department of Early childhood Education.

Research with Europeans programs

Greece has participated in many European programmes concerning ICT policy and safe Internet policy

The different public and private institutions involved in this are :

Greece has not yet carried out many research studies on media education. There have been no studies carried out in the field of introducing media education into the Greek education system. We should mention Sofia Aslanidou's work "The myth of the passive viewer" (ed Dromeas 2000) on exploring the judgements Greek students make about TV messages.

However, Greece participates in many Europeans programmes whose aims include developing critical education.


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