Sociology and History of Education (LASHE)
Description and history of the laboratory
Director:: Christos Zagkos, Assistant Professor
The Laboratory of Sociology and History of Education (LA.S.H.E.) of the Department of Philosophy, School of Philosophy of the University of Ioannina was established by Presidential Decree 3824/issue Β/9-9-2020. It originated from the merging of the following laboratories: (a) “Laboratory for Research on Education Politics/Policies and Teachers’ In-service Training”, (b) “Laboratory for Research on Social Exclusion and Evaluation in Education, (c) “History of Education” of the department.
The aim of the Laboratory of Sociology and History of Education (LA.S.H.E.) is to support research and scientific activities in the field of empirical, historical and sociological research with emphasis on micro- and macro level approaches to Greek education. The LA.S.H.E. aims to study education as an institution, its structures and functions, educational activities and practices, capitalizing on historical knowledge and sociological theory with the help of relevant methodological tools and research techniques. On the basis of the assumption that a sound knowledge of social phenomena is the first step to the planning on any intervention whatsoever, the Laboratory of Sociology and History of Education promotes research approaches suitable to through light on problematic aspects of Greek education, at the level of both policy design (involvement of international organizations—OECD, EU, CEDEFOP, etc, decreased funding) and school unit or even school classroom (bullying, evaluation, school dropout, etc.). Academically, the Laboratory of Sociology and History of Education aims to promote multi-faceted theoretical approaches and methodological tools as well as relevant public debate among social researchers.