Tania Kolympari

PhD Researcher in Educational Policy and Political Sociology

Athens (Greece)

From February 28 to March 18, 2019

Biography —



Tania Kolympari is a PhD Researcher at the University of Ioannina with a scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation. She holds a MEd in Educational Assessment from the University of Athens and MSc in Education and Disability from the University of Rome. She also has a BA in Early Childhood Education from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a BA in Primary Education from University of Athens.

She is a foundation member of the Hellenic Association for Educational Assessment and she has been working as a teacher. She has published her work at peer-reviewed international and Greek scientific journals and she has participated in numerous conferences and seminars in Greece with oral presentations.

Her research focuses on policy analysis, politics and policy-making in education, interest groups, political sociology and educational assessment. For her master in Educational Assessment and BA in Early Childhood Education, she received a scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation and an Award for excellence.

Project —

The project to be carried out at Faber consists of the completion of the research and the development of a new social theory about how interest groups influence education policy. It is a systematic qualitative analysis of the data that will enable me to develop a new theory which explain the way in which interest groups, such as educational unions, have influenced the formulation of educational policy on the issue of educational evaluation in Greece.