+1 Recommend
1 collections
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found
      Is Open Access

      Fighting Corruption: Values Education and Social Pedagogy in Greece in the Middle of the Crisis

      Read this article at

          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.


          This article aims to outline a framework for the development of school and social practices for combating corruption in Greece through values education. The proposal’s particular contribution lies in the identification of a values education in Greece that would utilise and also strengthen the social pedagogical ethos. Our research proposal is mainly based on social pedagogical theory and methodology and on organised social pedagogical actions whose aim is to bring about improvement and change in social and educational mechanisms through intervention and especially through prevention.

          Related collections

          Most cited references 31

          • Record: found
          • Abstract: not found
          • Article: not found

          A model of dual attitudes.

            • Record: found
            • Abstract: not found
            • Article: not found

            Estimating the Value of Political Connections

              • Record: found
              • Abstract: not found
              • Article: not found

              Eight Questions about Corruption


                Author and article information

                International Journal of Social Pedagogy
                UCL Press (UK )
                1 January 2015
                : 4
                : 1
                : 24-42
                Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
                University of Western Macedonia, Greece
                Greek Ministry of Education and Religeous Affairs, Greece
                Author notes
                Correspondence to: Argyris Kyridis, School of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University Campus, 54 124 Thessaloniki, Greece. E-mail: akiridis@

                *Argyris Kyridis is professor of Sociology of Education at the Department of Early Childhood Education (S.E.C.E.), Faculty of Education, of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Politics from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens (1988) and an M.Sc. degree in Politics and Sociology from the University of London – Birkbeck College in 1989. In 1994 he was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Sociology from University of Athens. His research is focused on aspects that concern sociology of education, culture, ethnicity, political sociology and sociology of new technologies. He has published 5 books as single author, 18 books as co-author, and 24 of his works have been included in books – three of them in English. He has published 210 articles in scientific journals and conferences proceedings – 90 of them in international journals and proceeding of international conferences. There are 420 citations of his works – 150 of them in international journals and conferences proceedings.

                Anastasia Christodoulou is Associate Professor in Semiotic in the Department of Italian Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her books and papers and her research interests focus on issues pertaining to semiotic text and image analysis, mainly in the field of education (textbooks, visual literacy, educational laws) and in the broader social sphere (advertising, values education, attainable luxury). She has taught Semiotics and Culture at undergraduate and postgraduate level at AUTH. At postgraduate level, she has taught also in the Cultural Management Programme at the Hellenic Open University, and in the programme titled ’Cultural Studies: Semiotic Structures and Practices’, offered by the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Western Macedonia. She has also participated in courses and seminars at universities abroad, in adult education centres as a certified instructor and has been invited to give talks at various conferences.

                Ifigeneia Vamvakidou graduated from the Philosophical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Department of Philosophy and Pedagogy (1985), holds a Master Degree of the same Department specialized in Philosophy of History (1991) and a PhD of the Pedagogic Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Modern Greek History and Culture (1998). She has been teaching History and Visual Culture at the University of Western Macedonia since 2002. She is also a member of the steering board of the Fine and Applied Arts Faculty and teaches Modern Greek Art History and Semiotics. She is coordinating the postgraduate programme in Cultural Studies: Semiotic Structures and Practices of the University of Western Macedonia and teaches on the postgraduate programme of the Department of Balkan Studies – Russian Culture, in the postgraduate programme of Educational Policies on a variety of subjects including: methodology in research, intercultural training, gender studies and semiotics. Since 2013, she has been the Head of the Department of Preschool Education of the University of Western Macedonia. She also coordinates the Special Education Seminars (2008-2014), the Extended Practice Training, all held by the University of Western Macedonia. She represents the University of Western Macedonia in: i. Unesco Chair in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment-University of Cyprus, ii. European Erasmus Network – CiCea - Citizenship Education in Europe. She has written four books and around 100 scientific articles about modern Greek history, historic studies, cultural studies, modern methodology in social research and semiotics.

                Maria Pavlis-Korres obtained a university degree in Political Sciences in Athens (1981). From 1983 until today she works on Adult Education in the Greek Ministry of Education and Religion. She has participated as an expert in the first research on Roma Education conducted by the European Council (1985-1986) and she has participated in educational and research projects on Roma education implemented in Greece. Since 2005 her research interests are focused on e-learning and she obtained her PhD with honors from the Computer Science Department of the University of Alcalá in 2010. The subject of her PhD is “Development of an e-education framework for the education of educators of special groups in order to improve their compatibility with their learners”. Since 2012 she is a member of the scientific staff of Hellenic Open University and teaches in the Adult Education postgraduate program. Her current interests are focused on design, development and evaluation of adult education programs, face to face and e-learning, as well as the group dynamics in an online environment.

                Copyright © 2015 The Author(s). [Special issue title, Social Pedagogy in Times of Crisis in Greece]

                This work is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-NC-SA) 3.0, which permits re-use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided any modifications of this material in anyway is distributed under this same license, is not used for commercial purposes, and the original author and source are credited

                Page count
                Figures: 1, Tables: 0, Equations: 0, References: 90, Pages: 20


                Comment on this article

                International Journal of Social Pedagogy
                Volume 4, Issue 1

                Similar content 118