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Reading between the lines. Gender and politics in Greek reading schemes

Kiki Deliyanni‐Kouimtzis (Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Article publication date: 1 March 2000



Attempts to show the results of an example of an educational policy on gender equality in a very specific aspect of the Greek educational process. Briefly covers the historical background on equality, the position of women in Greece from 1975 to 1985 and the centralized method of setting primary school books and course content. Shows how gender roles have changed within the prescribed books but questions to what success this has been. Suggests that the changes, whilst an improvement, have actually lessened the volume of women within the material and failed to define a role in which their potential has been fulfilled.



Deliyanni‐Kouimtzis, K. (2000), "Reading between the lines. Gender and politics in Greek reading schemes", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 19 No. 2/3/4, pp. 62-68.




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