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Educating Greek Americans

Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Pathways

Editors: Soumakis, Fevronia K., Zervas, Theodore G. (Eds.)

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  • Fills a gap in the literature on Greek American educational initiatives
  • Discusses Greek Americans' history as a diaspora community in the context of education
  • Examines the dynamics of specific Greek schools and curricula
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This edited collection considers Greek American formal and informal educational efforts, institutions, and programs, broadly conceived, as they evolved over time throughout the United States. The book’s focus on Greek Americans aims to highlight the vast array of educational responses to local needs and contexts as this distinct, yet, heterogeneous immigrant community sought to maintain its linguistic, cultural, and religious heritage for over one hundred years. The chapters in this volume amend the scholarly literature that thus far has not only overlooked Greek American educational initiatives, but has also neglected to recognize and analyze the community’s persistence in sustaining them. This book is an important contribution to an understanding of Greek Americans’ long overdue history as a significant diaspora community within an American context.

About the authors

Fevronia K. Soumakis is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queens College, The City University of New York, USA. She received her PhD in the History and Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, USA.

Theodore G. Zervas is Professor of Education and Coordinator of the Masters of Arts in Teaching program at North Park University, USA. His previous publications include Formal and Informal Education during the Rise of Greek Nationalism: Learning to be Greek (2017) and The Making of a Modern Greek Identity: Education, Nationalism, and the Teaching of a Greek National Past (2012).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-8

    Soumakis, Fevronia K.

  • Greek Orthodox Education: Challenges and Adaptations in New York City Schools

    Pages 9-40

    Soumakis, Fevronia K.

  • The First Schoolbooks for Greek American Children

    Pages 41-70

    Kaliambou, Maria

  • Considering the “Socratic Method” When Teaching the Odyssey and Iliad at the Socrates and Koraes Greek American Schools

    Pages 71-100

    Zervas, Theodore G.

  • Breaking the Traditional Greek School Mold: The Case of the Aristotle GSL Program

    Pages 101-128

    Balodimas-Bartolomei, Angelyn

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-39827-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Educating Greek Americans
Book Subtitle
Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Pathways
Editors
  • Fevronia K. Soumakis
  • Theodore G. Zervas
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39827-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39827-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-39826-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 188
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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