Methodological and Ethical Agendas in Intercultural Educational Research Involving Human Subjects: Teachers’ Perceptions of ‘Interculturality’ in an Intercultural Primary School in Greece

By Fokion Georgiadis.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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There has currently been much discussion on ‘interculturality’ and Intercultural Education policy in Greece, and issues of inclusion, diversity and achievement have become a powerful agenda for change in Greek education. Nevertheless, ‘mainstream’ education still follows an assimilationist model for a school population of diverse cultural backgrounds. Meanwhile, Schools of Intercultural Education in Greece, established in 1996, seem to offer a new form of public education to ‘minority’ pupils.
Following the aforementioned rationale, this presentation aspires to offer more insight into methodological and ethical issues in intercultural educational research involving ‘human subjects’ while exploring how ‘interculturality’ is addressed and developed in this kind of school in terms of teachers’ perspectives and practices, and how these teachers experience education policy.

Keywords: Methodology, Ethical Issues, Social Constructionism, Intercultural Education, Teachers, Greece

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp.13-24. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.154MB).

Fokion Georgiadis

Doctoral Student, Educational Foundations and Policy Studies, Institute of Education, University of London, Athens, Attica, Greece

Georgiadis Fokion (MA in Comparative Education/ Intercultural Education) studied Pedagogy and Psychology in the Universities of Rhodes and Athens and worked as a Primary schoolteacher since 1988 in Greece and Britain. He participated in many conferences in Greece and abroad and authored intercultural educational material for University of Athens and Crete. At the moment he attends the Doctoral School of Education in the Institute of Education, University of London. His research interests are around Inter-/Multicultural aspects of education. He is a member of the International Association of Intercultural Education (IAIE), the British Association for International & Comparative Education (BAICE), the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) and the Pedagogic Society of Greece (PSG).

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