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The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

What Greek University Students Believe about the Greek National and Cultural Heritage and the “other”

Dr Argyris Kyridis, Sofia Anastasiadou, Ifigeneia Vamvakidou, Andreas Andreou.


At the era of Globalization every national and cultural heritage is of great scientific interest. This research is aiming to record and examine the aspects and the perceptions of young Greek people, such as the university students, about their national and cultural heritage. We used a 5 grade, likert scale which is divided into two major groups of statements. The first one is related with the “national self” and the “national other” and the second one is related with the “Greek national identity and heritage” and the “others’ national identity and heritage”. The outcomes of the AFC statistical analysis showed that the students have developed a great account of the Greek history, civilization and cultural heritage. In respect to this they expressed xenophobic and racist opinions about the national and cultural “other”. We argue that the Greek educational system has played the greatest role on cultivating attitudes and perceptions like those mentioned above.

Presenters

Dr Argyris Kyridis  (Greece)
Associate Professor
Department of Preschool Education
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Argyris Kyridis has studied Political Science and Sociology at the University of Athens. He has obtained his Ph.D in Political Sociology - Sociology of Education at the same University and an M.Sc. in Politics and Sociology at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is currently a associate professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he teaches Sociology of Education, Research Methodology and Educational Policy. He is author of several books and articles in Greek and European scientific journals.


Sofia Anastasiadou  (Greece)

Department of Preschool Education at Florina
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki



Ifigeneia Vamvakidou  (Greece)

Department of Elementary Education at Florina
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki



Andreas Andreou  (Greece)
Assistant Professor
Department of Elementary Education at Florina
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Andreas Andreou has studied Classical Archaeology, Ancient History and Byzantine Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and Classical Philology in Heidelberg. He has obtained his Ph. D. in Classical Archaeology at the University of Mainz. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he teaches History and Culture. He has published several papers in scientific journals and books about History and teaching history in Greek.

Keywords
  • Cultural and national heritage
  • Greek university students
  • The cultural and the national “other”



(Virtual Presentation, English)