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DESPINA KARAKATSANI

Associate Professor

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Contact with students:
Tuesday 14.00-15.00, Friday 14.00-15.00

curriculum vitae

 

Despina Karakatsani has studied History at the University of Athens (1989) and continued her studies in France. She obtained 1. DEA in Sciences of Education from the University Paris 8-Saint Denis (1992), 2. DEA in Didactics of History and Geography from the University Paris 7-Jussieu (1993), 3. PhD from the University of Paris 8-Saint Denis in Sciences of Education (1998). She worked at the University of Crete and the Democritus University of Thrace (1998-2000) and in 2000 she became Lecturer in History of Education at the University of Crete (Department of Philosophical and Social Studies). Since 2004 she works at the University of the Peloponnese

Teaching

1. Teaching at the undergraduate level (Department of Social and Education Policy)

  • Education and Citizenship
  • Child Welfare and social policy in Europe
  • Introduction into the Science of Education
  • Educational Theory

2. Teaching at the postgraduate level

a) Department of Social and Education Policy Discriminations, Migration and Citizenship):

  • Citizenship and Education in the age of globalisation (with Y. Papadiamantaki)

b) Teaching at the postgraduate level (Department of Social and Education Policy Institutions and Politics of Health)

  • Social History of Health

4. Teaching at the Open University of Greece
     a) Postgraduate level : Multiculturalism and Social Discriminations 
     b) Undergraduate level:  Institutions of creation of the European civilisation

Books

  • Le citoyen à l’école. Manuels d’éducation civique et citoyenneté dans la Grèce d’après-guerre 1957-1989, Peter Lang, Universitaires Européennes, Pédagogie, Bern 1999.
  • Education and Political Socialisation: Knowledge, values, practices, Metaixmio, Athens 2004.
  • Hygiene orders: medical assistance and child welfare in the beginning of the 20th century (with V. Theodorou), Dionikos, Athens 2010.
  • Building the Future of the Nation: A Social History of Child Health Welfare in Greece (1880-1939), (with V. Theodorou), Central European University Press, Budapest, (in press 2013).
  • Educational Theory and Didactical Praxis. A social history of teaching and teaching profession, Epikentro, Thessaloniki 2012.

Publications

D. Karakatsani, «The history of citizenship education in Greece during the post-war period (1950-1990): content and aims», Childhood in South East Europe: Historical Perspectives on Growing Up in the 19th and 20th Century, (Sl. Naumovic, M. Jovanovic, επιμ.) Zur Kunde Suedosteuropas, Band II/28, Belgrade-Graz 2001.

D. Karakatsani, «Former le citoyen à l’école : un objectif difficile, une mission problématique. L’exemple grec», Cahiers de l’implication, no 6, Δεκέμβριος 2003.
 
D. Karakatsani, «Le citoyenneté dans le système éducatif grec: matières, activités et pratiques», Spirale, 34, 2004, 157-170.

V. Theodorou, D. Karakatsani, «Les hygiénistes à l’ école: soins et prophylaxie s’ agissant de la santé des enfants d’ âge scolaire  en Grèce au début du 20ième siècle» in Anna Olvia Jacovides Andrieu (ed.),  Le corps dans la langue, la littérature, l’ histoire, les arts et arts du spectacle, Actes du XVIIIe Colloque International des Néo hellénistes des Universités francophones, Paris, Société Culturelle Néo-hellénique, 2005, σ. 41-55

V. Theodorou, D. Karakatsani, «Ecole de plein air et Education nouvelle au début du 20ème siècle en Grèce : influences et limites d’une tentative, Carrefours de l’Education, 23, Ιανουάριος-Ιούνιος 2007, pp. 187-204.

V. Theodorou, D. Karakatsani «Health Policy in interwar Greece: the intervention by the League of Nations Health Organisation», Dynamis, 28, 2008, pp. 53-75.

D. Karakatsani, «The Macedonian Question in Greek History Textbooks», «Albania and Northern Epirus in Greek Civic Schoolbooks since the 1970’s», Clio in the Balkans. The politics of History Education, (edited by Christina Koulouri), Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe, Thessaloniki 2002, p. 289-291, pp. 462-465.

D. Karakatsani, «L’Europa nei manuali greci di educazione civica», στο Βιβλίο-συλλογικό τόμο Insegnare l’Europa. Concetti e rappresentazioni nei libri di testo europei, Edizioni Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, 2003, pp. 323-341.

D. Karakatsani, T. Vervenioti, «Mythen der Nationen. Arena der Erinnerungen» στο βιβλίο Doppelter Diskurs und gespaltene Erinnerung, έκδοση του Ιστορικού Μουσείου Βερολίνου (Deutsches Historisches Museum), 2004, pp. 257-284.

D. Karakatsani, «Pratiques éducatives, mœurs scolaires et religion dans la Grèce d’après-guerre (1946-1949)», Education Comparée, vol. 62, 2007, pp. 241-257.

D. Karakatsani, V. Theodorou, « Processus d’introduction des principes de l’éducation nouvelle en Grèce au début du 20ème siècle: enjeux idéologiques et enjeux de savoir », Paedagogica Historica, Vol. 45, Nº. 4-5, 2009, pp. 515-533.

V. Theodorou, D. Karakatsani, Eugenics and Puericulture: Interwar Medical Attempts to Improve Greek Biological Capital, S. Trubeta, M. Turda, C. Promitzer, Hygiene, Health-Politics-Eugenis: Engineering Society in Twentieth Century, 2011, pp. 299-323.

J Spinthourakis, D. Karakatsani, The Multicultural Class in Greece, στο J. A. Spinthourakis, J. Lalor & W.  Berg (Eds.) (2011). Cultural Diversity in the Classroom: A European Comparison.

Papadiamantaki, Y. & Karakatsani, D. (2011) Teacher training for active citizenship, in P. Cunningham & N.Fretwell (eds.) Europe's Future: Citizenship in a Changing World. London: CiCe, pp. 437- 446

D. Karakatsani & Y. Papadiamantaki (2011) «Active Learning for Active Citizenship in Higher Education» Εισήγηση δημοσιευμένη στα πρακτικά της διεθνούς διάσκεψης «Citizenship, Identity and Culture: Inclusive Society under Crisis»

Participation in Research Programmes

1.    2008-2009: CiCe Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe με θέμα: Inclusive Europe: New Minorities.
2.    2008-2010: Comenius Project Based School Management
3.    2008-2010: Participative Citizenship –Grand from the Program Children’s Identity and Citizenship Education, CiCe (2008-2009)
4.    2008-2010 CICE Project- Participation at 2 Working Groups- Inclusive Europe and New Minorities (2008-2010)
5.    2009-2010: CiCe-Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe: Νew Minorities and Challenges for Education in Europe
6.    2010-2011: Participation in a Committee as expert at the Greek Pedagogical Institute for the Reform of Curricula in Civic Education Elaboration of new curricula for Citizenship Education and Guide for Teachers
7.    2012-2013 CiCe: Citizenship and identity-Democratic Participation and Social Cohesion
8.    2011-2014 Tempus Project ENHANCEMENT OF QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM THOUGH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF ACADEMIC LEADERS

Main research interests

History of pedagogical theories / Citizenship-multiculturalism and education / Alternative educational systems / History of education sciences/pedagogy
Social history of health-history of Child welfare