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ERIC Number: EJ997744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
The Introduction of Non-Verbal Communication in Greek Education: A Literature Review
Stamatis, Panagiotis J.
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v10 n3 p1463-1476 2012
Introduction: The introductory part of this paper underlines the research interest of the educational community in the issue of non-verbal communication in education. The question for the introduction of this scientific field in Greek education enter within the context of this research which include many aspects. Method: The paper essentially refers to the methodological problems that arise in the research field of nonverbal communication in education, as they have been recorded at international level. Regarding the investigation of the introduction of non-verbal communication in the Greek educational system, a literature review in all relevant Greek published books, articles, conference proceedings and dissertations has been conducted, following the method of content analysis. Results: The content analysis revealed that in Greece, during the last two decades, only a few books have been published focusing on some research aspects of nonverbal communication in education. Many articles in journals and conference proceedings and just four doctoral theses have been published too. Conclusion: The research on non-verbal communication in Greek education is still at an early stage and thus, needs great reinforcement because the specificity of non-verbal communication as a pedagogical strategy. The interest of Greek Ministry of Education seems to have a small but positive effect due to the introduction of some issues for the development of non-verbal communication skills in modern textbooks and manuals for teachers. In spite of this, the future of introduction of non-verbal communication in the Greek education could become promising by making more and more specialized research focusing on teachers' efforts to develop and implement programs for improving non-verbal communicative behavior in school environment.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece