Konstantinos Petrogiannis

Konstantinos Petrogiannis
University of West Attica | TEIATH · Department of Early Childhood Education & Care

BA, MSc, PhD

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March 2005 - February 2011
Democritus University of Thrace
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  • Professor (Associate)
December 1999 - February 2005
University of Ioannina
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  • Lecturer

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Publications (98)
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This paper explores Greek Roma mothers’ aspirations and expectations regarding the education of their children, analysing responses regarding three core issues: the value they ascribe to education, their educational aspirations, and their perceived resources for supporting their children’s education. The analysis is based on 27 in-depth interviews...
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This volume draws on data collected within the THALES project and grew out of papers that were presented at the International Conference entitled Language Learning Strategies: theoretical issues and applied perspectives, organized by the project’s coordinator, Professor Zoe Gavriilidou, at the Democritus University of Thrace for the dissemination o...
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Abstract. This article presents a case study, conducted in the Greek educational context, as part of the European collaborative project, called "ISOTIS", funded by the European Union, including 17 partners and 11 countries. The main aim of the case study was the support of students' first languages and cultures through home-based and classroom-base...
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The article presents the activities taken place to design and implement activities that meet the criteria, aims and goals of ISOTIS project that aims to contribute to effective policy and practice development at different system levels in order to effectively combat early arising and persisting educational inequalities. We focus on the procedures a...
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The study examined young (4 to 7 years old) children’s resilience under the stressors of parental divorce. Resilience was indirectly inferred based on constructs such as attention, emotional and behavioral regulation, ability to take initiatives, positive relationships with others and parents’ sensitive response to child’s needs. It was conducted w...
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The Roma are the most disadvantaged and discriminated ethnic-cultural minority in Europe and this marginalization is reproduced by the exclusion of members of this group from the benefits of education. At the same time, parental beliefs and ethnotheories are crucial for parental practices regarding the orchestration of child’s educational path. The...
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Η παρούσα εργασία επιχειρεί να προσεγγίσει τους παράγοντες κινδύνου και ανθεκτικότητας σε παιδιά από διαζευγμένες οικογένειες βάσει της οικοσυστημικής θεωρίας του Urie Bronfenbrenner. Συγκεκριμένα παρουσιάζονται σχετικά ευρήματα, όπως προέκυψαν από την επισκόπηση της βιβλιογραφίας, για την επίδραση ορισμένων εκ των σημαντικότερων παραγόντων του δια...
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Successful social functioning in the kindergarten is related to future academic success and is regarded as one of the basic goals of the curriculum. Assessment of social competence is therefore critical to identify children at risk for poor outcomes and to provide evidence for the effectiveness of relevant activities and programs. Parents are consi...
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ISOTIS is a collaborative research project funded by the European Union, which includes 11 countries and aims to contribute to policy and practice development in order to effectively combat educational inequality. Taking into account that a notable percentage of children below six years of age is at risk of poverty or social exclusion in Europe and...
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The present paper aims to shed some light on those EFL teachers’ language learning strategy instructional practices which facilitate their learners’ identification and selection of L2 learning strategies (LLS). To investigate the LLS which teachers promoted in mainstream and Muslim minority schools in Greece, we used data elicited through a 47 item...
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This study examined the relation between some of the major risk and protective factors of divorce and young children’s (4 to 7 years old) emotional well-being by adοpting an ecosystemic approach based on Bronfenbrenner’s theory and Kurdek’s model of divorce. Children’s well-being was assessed by a set of components such as attention, emotional and...
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Purpose. this study investigated the association between physical activity (PA), moor competence (Mc), and perceived physical competence (PPC) in 56 boys and 65 girls aged 6-9 years. Methods. PA was recorded by Omron HJ-720It pedometers, Mc was assessed with the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, second edition, and PPC was determined w...
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Perceived movement competence (MC) has been identified as one of the potential correlates of physical activity (PA) during childhood. The aim of the present study was to examine perceived MC differences between boys and girls. One hundred and forty-two children (65 boys), aged 6-9 years (Μ=7.6, SD=0.9 years) volunteered to participate. Children’s p...
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Ενώ οι περισσότεροι συγγραφείς και ερευνητές συμφωνούν για τη σημασία της γονικής εμπλοκής στην ενίσχυση της ποιότητας της εκπαίδευσης, υπάρχει ασάφεια αναφορικά με την προέλευση, τη φύση και τις εννοιολογικές αποχρώσεις που συνιστούν τη δομή της. Η παρούσα εργασία εστιάζει στην έννοια και τη λειτουργία της γονικής εμπλοκής υπό το πρίσμα του «εκπαι...
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This study aimed to explore the main psychometric properties of the CDR, a new parent report instrument for the early screening of communication and language development of Greek-speaking children. Based on a representative sample of 1391 children aged 7 to 30 months (M= 19.45, SD= 6.91), results are presented on the sensitivity, internal consisten...
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Although the importance of parental involvement in children’s educational lives is well documented in the psychoeducational literature, there is an absence of relevant research concerning parent and family participation in English language learning. The present study focuses on the parental involvement practices concerning English as a foreign lan...
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This is the first study that compares the reported use of language learning strategies (LLS) of learners and teachers. The data come from answers in questionnaires completed by 3356 learners of EFL and 63 EFL teachers in primary and lower secondary schools in Greece. The learners' questionnaire was an adapted Greek version of the Strategy Inventory...
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Στόχος της παρούσας εργασίας είναι η διερεύνηση των βασικών ψυχομετρικών χαρακτηριστικών του ΤΕΑ, ενός νέου ερωτηματολογίου γονέων για την πρώιμη εκτίμηση της επικοινωνιακής και γλωσσικής ανάπτυξης ελληνόφωνων παιδιών, το οποίο σταθμίστηκε στη χώρα μας. Παρουσιάζονται αποτελέσματα, βάσει ενός αντιπροσωπευτικού δείγματος 1391 παιδιών ηλικίας 7-30 μη...
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This study aimed to explore the main psychometric properties of the CDR, a new parent report instrument for the early screening of communication and language development of Greek-speaking children. Based on a representative sample of 1391 children aged 7 to 30 months (M= 19.45, SD= 6.91), results are presented on the sensitivity, internal consisten...
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The present study, which is the first largescale (N=1584) study with a sample of Minority Schools in Greece, reports on the descriptive statistics of the data collected within the frame of Thales project 379335 entitled "ADJUSTMENT OF S.I.L.L IN GREEK AND TURKISH AND STRATEGIC PROFILING OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL LEARNERS AND TEACHERS-S.I.L.L....
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This article reports the results from the main study of a large-scale project focusing on language learning strategy use in Greece. Using the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning adapted in Greek, this study examined reported frequency of strategy use by 4932 students attending Greek mainstream or minority elementary and secondary schools. Resu...
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The papers selected for this volume explore Language Learning Strategy (LLS) use by upper elementary and junior secondary students attending public schools in Greece. More specifically, they provide evidence of the exploratory phase of a largescale project entitled “Adaptation of the SILL in Greek and Turkish and strategic profiling of primary and...
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This report considers the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) curriculum throughout Europe. It explores the official curriculum, specified by national or regional governments, along with the implemented curriculum that is provided ‘on the ground’ by staff to enhance children’s development. The official curriculum documents at national or regi...
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Foreign language learning strategies are specific actions or techniques employed by the learner for the purpose of learning language, making learning easier, faster, more enjoyable, more self-directed, more effective, and more transferable to new situations, according to Rebecca Oxford. The paper presents a large scale project’s (THALES: 379335) fi...
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Instrument: Collaborative project Call Identifier: FP7-SSH-2013-2 Early childhood education and care: promoting quality for individual, social and economic benefits D4.1: A review of research on the effects of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) upon child development This report considers international research on the impact of Early Childho...
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New developments in the kindergartens in Greece have necessitated the availability of assessment tools that cover a wide range of children's skills and competencies that are related to the promotion of children's learning and development. The present study focuses on children's approaches to learning and aims to provide evidence for the Greek form...
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Η εκτίμηση της επικοινωνιακής και γλωσσικής ανάπτυξης των παιδιών πριν τα δυόμιση έτη έχει καταδειχθεί κρίσιμη για τον έγκαιρο εντοπισμό και την αντιμετώπιση τυχόν καθυστέρησης ή διαταραχών της γλώσσας και της επικοινωνίας. Στόχος της παρούσας εργασίας είναι η παρουσίαση των βασικών ψυχομετρικών ιδιοτήτων του Τεστ Επικοινωνιακής Ανάπτυξης (ΤΕΑ), εν...
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An initial framework will be established to guide and integrate the work across WPs. Toward this goal a brief literature review will cover the current wisdom and perspectives with regard to ECEC curriculum, practice and quality as well as with regard to child well-being as preparation for a work conference for all WPs at the start of the project. T...
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The present study elaborates on the issue of the relationship quality between parents and teachers. It focuses on kindergarten as it constitutes an educational context that addresses unique challenges for parent-teacher interaction and there is a lack of measurement tools to capture the affective dimensions of this interaction. A newly constructed...
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Early language development constitutes an important milestone and a useful indicator of children’s overall development. Based on empirical evidence, early expressive language delay, in certain cases, is linked with subsequent persistent language delays or developmental disorders. The early identification of children at risk for language deficits an...
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Η σχέση σχολείου-οικογένειας αποτελεί μια δυναμική διαδικασία με αναπτυξιακό χαρακτήρα που αντανακλά τις εκάστοτε κοινωνικές, πολιτικές, οικονομικές συνθήκες. Οι αντιλήψεις και αξίες που καθορίζουν τους ρόλους, τις αλληλεπιδράσεις και τους στόχους των δύο πλαισίων αναφορικά με την εκπαίδευση του παιδιού, καθορίζουν το πλαίσιο της μεταξύ τους σύγκλι...
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Foreign language learning strategies are specific actions or techniques employed by the learner for the purpose of learning language making learning easier, faster, more enjoyable, more selfdirected, more effective, and more transferable to new situations, according to Rebecca Oxford. The paper presents a large scale project’s (THALES: 379335) firs...
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The purpose of the present study is to record the process of adapting Oxford’s (1990) Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) from English into Turkish with the aim to administer it to Turkish speaking students of the Muslim Minority in Thrace, Greece, in order to collect data of language learning strategy use concerning Greek as a second l...
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Τα νέα αναλυτικά προγράμματα για το νηπιαγωγείο, δίνουν έμφαση στην οργάνωση και αξιολόγηση των μαθησιακών εμπειριών των παιδιών ώστε να ανταποκρίνονται στις ιδιαίτερες κλίσεις και τα ενδιαφέροντά τους και να τα βοηθούν στην καλλιέργεια θετικής στάσης απέναντι στη μάθηση. Ο τρόπος που τα παιδιά προσεγγίζουν τις μαθησιακές καταστάσεις και εμπλέκοντα...
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The study presents the Children’s Daily Activities-Parental Beliefs (CDA-PB) scale, a newly developed instrument providing parental assessment of the developmental significance of family-based, preschool children’s daily activities. These activities are considered as primary contexts for understanding children’s learning and development and parenta...
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Despite the considerable improvements that have taken place in the field of early child care and education services the last two decades in Greece, the availability of such services, especially for children under 3 years of age, continues to be rather limited compared to other European countries. The paper briefly presents a set of issues that are...
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The relationship between parents and teachers along with parents‟ practices are proposed as the two constituent dimensions of the construct of parental involvement. This research presents Greek mothers‟ and kindergarten teachers‟ beliefs about their relationship using a newly constructed measurement, the “Quality of Parent-Teacher Relationship Scal...
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Στην εργασία παρουσιάζονται τα πρώτα ευρήματα από μια μελέτη εκτίμηση αναγκών, αντιλήψεων και προθέσεων των φοιτητών/τριών του Ελληνικού Ανοικτού Πανεπιστημίου για αναζήτηση ψυχολογικής συμβουλευτικής σε περίπτωση που το ΕΑΠ προχωρούσε στην δημιουργία μιας τέτοιας υπηρεσίας. Στην έρευνα συμμετείχαν 765 προ- και μεταπτυχιακοί φοιτητές/τριες από τις...
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Η έρευνα-δράση τα τελευταία χρόνια αναδεικνύεται και αναγνωρίζεται ολοένα και περισσότερο στον ελληνικό χώρο ως μια ιδιαίτερη ερευνητική προσέγγιση που μπορεί να ωφελήσει σε σημαντικό βαθμό το έργο των παιδαγωγών σε οποιοδήποτε εκπαιδευτικό πλαίσιο. Αναγνωρίζεται, ουσιαστικά, ο κεντρικός σκοπός της, που δεν είναι άλλος από το να επιλύσει προοδευτικ...
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This paper reports on preschool children's social relationships developed in urban and rural kindergarten classes in Greece. We investigated the selection and rejection criteria children use and examined potential criteria differences as a function of a number of socio-demographic variables (children's age group, gender, parental job status, region...
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Η έναρξη του δημοτικού σχολείου είναι γνωστό ότι αποτελεί για κάθε παιδί μια από τις μεγάλες προκλήσεις που θα συναντήσει στη ζωή του, μία από τις σημαντικότερες «μεταβάσεις», ένα μείζονα σταθμό που σηματοδοτεί μια σειρά αλλαγών στην αναπτυξιακή του πορεία. Εάν είναι επιτυχής ο τρόπος με τον οποίο θα γίνει η διαχείρισή της από το παιδί, αλλά και όσ...
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In a series of papers Jeffrey Arnett defines the age range between 18-25 as emerging adulthood. For a number of ethnic groups it has been found to be a particular culturally-constructed period of life course bridging adolescence and young adulthood. The primary purpose of this first exploratory study was to examine conceptions of the transition to...
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The paper presents a part of an evaluation study undertaken by the Hellenic Open University (HOU) regarding the design and implementation of Supplementary Digitized Educational Material (SDEM: Video, Hypertext, Webcast) which was developed in order to support a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules. The aim of this paper is to examine th...
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The present study draws from the theoretical framework of the “developmental niche,” developed by Super and Harkness, to investigate the cultural construction of the social and cognitive developmental processes that mothers from two Roma urban communities in Thrace, northeastern Greece, hold regarding their 6-year-old children. Roma mothers’ ethnot...
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Despite the increasing demand for early child care and education (ECCE) services in Greece, the availability of such services continues to be rather limited compared to other European countries. In accordance, the relevant research, especially for children under 3years of age, is almost nonexistent. This article discusses in brief some findings on...
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The present study examined the factor structure of the Family of Origin Scale (FOS) with a Greek population. A 7-factor solution using principal components analysis with oblique (oblimin) rotation emerged. The findings in general support the psychometric properties of the FOS, which may be used for research purposes in Greece.
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Η μελέτη των γονικών πεποιθήσεων θεωρείται ιδιαίτερα σημαντικός παράγοντας στην προσπάθεια κατανόησης των δυσκολιών που αντιμετωπίζουν πολλά παιδιά που ανήκουν σε μειονοτικές κοινωνικές ομάδες και οικογένειες με χαμηλά εισοδήματα, να προσαρμοστούν και να επιτύχουν στο σχολικό περιβάλλον. Η έρευνα που παρουσιάζεται εστιάζει στις αιτιακές αποδόσεις τ...
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Στην παρούσα εργασία διερευνήθηκαν οι πολιτισμικές αξίες 18 τσιγγάνων μητέρων από δύο οικισμούς της Κομοτηνής με αναφορά στην κοινωνική και γνωστική ανάπτυξη του παιδιού ηλικίας 6 ετών. Επιπλέον καταγράφηκε ο τρόπος που ερμηνεύουν τα επιθυμητά και μη χαρακτηριστικά του παιδιού σε σχέση με τους δύο αυτούς τομείς της ανάπτυξής του. Ο στόχος ήταν να α...
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This study examined Greek kindergarten teachers’ (n=396) perceived preparedness for computer use in the preschool classes and the potential difference between computer experienced and non-experienced group of teachers. Attention was given to the relationship between perceived preparedness and a number of other psychological constructs that the rele...
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Στόχος της παρούσης μελέτης ήταν η διερεύνηση του είδους των ερωτήσεων που υποβάλουν τα μικρά παιδιά που παρακολουθούν παιδικούς σταθμούς, καθώς και η σχέση των ερωτήσεων αυτών με την ποιότητα των παρεχόμενων υπηρεσιών στους παιδικούς σταθμούς όπου είναι εγγεγραμμένα. Στην έρευνα συμμετείχαν 70 παιδιά (34 κορίτσια και 36 αγόρια) φυσιολογικής ψυχοκι...
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“Cultural discontinuity” describes the discrepancies between the behavioral and learning culture of the students’ home and that of school. With particular reference to the Roma children’s transition to primary school, the study of such cultural disparities is essential to inform relevant intervention programs with regard to Roma students’ high rate...
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Πολλά κράτη αναγνωρίζουν όλο και περισσότερο τη σημασία που έχουν για την ομαλή ψυχολογική ανάπτυξη των παιδιών τα προσχολικά πλαίσια αγωγής χρηματοδοτώντας μεγάλης έκτασης έρευνες ούτως ώστε να λάβουν πολιτικές αποφάσεις και να προβούν σε σχετικές πράξεις στη βάση έγκυρων, αξιόπιστων και επαρκών επιστημονικών ευρημάτων και προτάσεων. Στην Ελλάδα,...
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Throughout the world the number of working mothers with young children has continued to grow. This has important consequences for social policy decisions, particularly in the fields of parental leave, childcare and pre-school services provision. Some countries are far more successful at combining high quality early childhood services with high perc...
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A solution-focused approach to assessing suicidal ideation and building a safety plan for clients is presented. This approach utilizes the suicide assessment questions identified by Wubbolding (1996) modified into a solution-focused format.
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The 'global' quality of the caregiving environment for young infants and toddlers in day care centres in Athens, the 'structural' and 'dynamic' features in terms of group size, the adult child ratio, the caregiving style and, finally, the interaction patterns developed between the caregivers and the children, were all factors evaluated for potentia...