This paper reports part of the data collected through a questionnaire regarding gender issues in education. The data suggest that Greek teachers still hold sexist attitudes towards children and each other. However, there seems to be a tendency to break away from sexist attitudes towards children and to a lesser extent towards women. It is part of a larger study on gender in organized by the Faculty of Education, Department of Primary Teachers Education/ Centre of the Study of History of Education and Teaching Profession University of Crete, Greece (C.S.R.H.E.T.P.).
This paper refers to gender issues in the Greek Primary Education1. Gender is ‘a label that is socially constructed, it describes the cultural and psychological expectations of behavior as either being typically male or typically female behavior’ (Malik, 2009, p. 159). Gender and gender stereotyping unravel relationships of domination and division, as they do not respect the universality of the application of human rights and particularly of the right of people not to be discriminated against based on their sex (Varika, 2009).
Pella Calogiannakis, Konstantinos G. Karras, Nikolos Andreadakis, Evanthia Synodi