Theodoros Vavitsas


The purpose of this research is to investigate the views of Greek primary school teachers on Critical Pedagogy. Specifically, by applying the qualitative research methodology of semi-structured interviews, we tried to explore the teachers' views on Critical Pedagogy, on the role that Critical Pedagogy attributes to teachers as reforming intellectuals, on the duties that the teacher bears, both inside and outside the classroom, as well as on the teacher's "obligations" towards their students and society. The findings indicate that: a) most teachers were not aware of Critical Pedagogy; b) about half of the teachers did not agree with the role of the teacher as an intellectual; and c) teachers placed particular emphasis on the educative role of teachers, which, in addition to knowledge, should impart values and attitudes towards life.


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