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Educational Spaces & Pedagogical Models

Evaggelia Kantartzi

Children and the Built Environment

Students’ desks, teachers’ desks, school chairs, teaching aids and school equipment in general adapt to changes of the educational models they serve. Evaggelia Kantartzi, director of the Museum of School Life and Education, tells us the story of the Greek classroom.

Evangelia Kantartzi was born in Thessaloniki. She first studied at the Faculty of Philosophy (pedagogical department) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and then received a degree from the Pedagogical Academy. Her master’s thesis is entitled "The image of women. A historical research of Primary School reading books in Greece", published by Kyriakidis Press. In 2001 she was awarded a PhD from Hull University in England for her doctoral dissertation with the title "Stereotypical roles of the sexes in Greek primary school textbooks". She has published widely on pedagogy in various magazines.

The Museum of School Life and Education of the National Center for Search and Rescue of School Material (EKEDISY) is under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture and is a member of the Network of Museums and Cultural Institutions of the City of Athens.
The aim of the Museum is to secure, research, and study the history of education and schools in Greece. The Museum's Collections include elementary and high school textbooks, school furniture, children's books, school supplies such as notebooks, stationery, archives, and teaching aids.

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Under the Auspices and with the Support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports

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