Identity

The Centre for the Study and Research of the History of Education and the Teaching Profession (C.S.R.H.E.T.P.) of the Primary Education Pedagogical Department of the School of Education Sciences of the University of Crete and the Region of Crete was established for the service of and teaching needs in the field of research and study of the History of Education, the history of the teaching profession over time and for a more systematic and effective way of teaching history and culture in Greek schools today.

Purpose

The purpose of the Centre is to search for and study the educational and school background, as well as the history of the teacher profession in the modern period of Greek history, the scientific analysis, recording and preservation of existing evidence, their connection with modern Greek and international educational and school reality and their projection as an important historical parameter for today's school and modern education in general.

The Archives of the former School (Didaskaleio) of Crete and the former Pedagogical Academy of Heraklion, as well as their Historical Library (Α.Β.ΑΚ.Η.) have been collected, preserved and maintained at the Centre for the Study and Research of the History of Education and the Teaching Profession (C.S.R.H.E.T.P.) for the training and education of teachers. An exhibition also operates with teaching and educational materials which have been preserved and granted by schools throughout the Region of Crete but also by the regional training center of Heraklion to the Pedagogical Department of Primary Education.

Specifically, the Centre for the Study and Research of the History of Education and the Teaching Profession (C.S.R.H.E.T.P.) seeks:

  • to collect, rescue, sort, digitize and study educational material related to the history of education as well as teacher training from the 19th century to the present day in Greece and elsewhere;
  • to maintain this material and the display of objects, teaching materials and textbooks that can be restored, respecting the original analogies, the history of education and the development of teacher education;
  • the accessibility to archival and modern educational material, of any form, by any teacher, student, or researcher interested in it;
  • the scientific publication of part of today's hard-to-find educational material for research purposes,
  • to link the local community with the University by organizing events and conferences, always relevant to the subject of the Centre for the Study and Research of the History of Education and the Teaching Profession (C.S.R.H.E.T.P.), as well as designing and implementing educational programs in collaboration with Greek and European scientific and social bodies
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