A STUDY REGARDING GREEK TEACHERS DURING ECONOMIC AUSTERITY

Efrosyni-Alkisti Paraskevopoulou-Kollia

Abstract


This article deals with teachers’ feelings about teaching through their personal beliefs and experiences. We tried to reveal the relationship between some of the factors operating in the context of a teacher’s work, the constraints on her/his freedom of action and judgement, teachers’ classroom practice and the possible rewards and the stresses that s/he experiences every day during economic austerity measures. It looks at the teacher as a person as well as a professional. The previously mentioned targets are undertaken through semi-structured (and e-mail) interviews with teachers during 2015-2016 and are based on the main idea of our Master’s thesis (we asked the same questions to teachers nowadays). The common ground and the differences across respondents’ answers are identified. 

 

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teaching, economic austerity, Greek education

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