Maria Giannakou, Education and war: the case of the educational problem in the town of Ioannina during the years 1940-49, Έρευνα στην Εκπαίδευση, 4|2015,

The town of Ioannina lies in the North-western part of Greece; it was under the Axis occupation between 1940 and 1944 and successively joined the effects of the Civil War (1946-49). This paper examines the effects of World War II and the Civil War on education in Ioannina. Under this cadre the inquiry is focused on the general function of the schools, especially the students’ attendance and the affection of the day-to-day life during the war on students’ lives. The method of historical search that is used is qualitative analysis within the framework of the micro-history of education where the data bring the history of a broader social framework while providing the sense of the personalized to the study of the past. The study unveiled the dimensions of an unjust war in society and in education and its long term effects.

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