Name: Anny Position: Associate Professor
Surname: Asimaki-Dimakopoulou Subject: Sociology of Greek Education
Email: Phone: 2610 997292
Short CV:
  1. Anny Asimaki was born in Athens. She studied Sociology at the Panteion University (1990).  She did her postgraduate studies in the Department of Educational Sciences and Social Work at the University of Patras (1995) and her doctoral thesis in the same Department (2002).  She taught at the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (2002 – 2004). Today she is Associate Professor of the Sociology of Greek Education in the Department of Educational Sciences and Social Work at the University of Patras.  Her scientific and research interests focus on the Sociology of Education of the school and educational practices, the sociological dimension of the establishment, development and evolution of the education of women in Greece and abroad, on the social and educational exclusion of vulnerable social groups, as well as on teachers’ professional growth.
She has published scientific papers in journals in Greece and abroad on the educational and professional development of women, the formation and transmission of knowledge during the modern and post-modern period, the sociological approach to and analysis of teachers’ pedagogical practices as well as on their professional growth and development. She has written the following books: a) Asimaki, A., Koustourakis, G. & Vergidis, D (eds) (2019).  The Sociology of Education: Theoretical approaches and contributions to research .  Athens:  Papazisi Publications.  b) Asimaki, A., Kamarianos, I. & Koustourakis, G., (2011).  For a poetics of the Educational landscape.  Ten years on…A thank-you to Joseph Solomon (Volume II).  Athens:  Alexandreia.
Position – Subject:

Associate Professor

Sociology of Greek Education

Scientific fields of interest:
Employment history:
Main research work:
  • Teachers’ Professional Development – Life Long Education
  • Sociology of Education
  • Sociological Analysis of Educational Practices
  • Social and Educational Exclusion
  • Education and Gender

Selected Publications

  1. Selechopoulou, V., Sakkoulis, D., & Asimaki, A. (2021). Investigating the Teaching Practice Framework in the Departments of Primary Education in Greece: A Sociological Approach. International Education Studies, 14(12), 140. doi: 10.5539/ies.v14n12p140 [Λήψη]
  2. Lagiou, A., Asimaki, A., Koustourakis, G., & Nikolaou, G. (2021). The Effect of School Space on Pedagogical Practices and Students’ Learning Outcomes: A Review of Scientific Sociological Literature. Open Journal For Sociological Studies, 5(1), 31-42. doi: 10.32591/coas.ojss.0501.04031l [Λήψη]
  3. Spiliopoulou, G., Koustourakis, G., Asimaki, A., & Lavidas, K. (2021). CULTURAL GOODS AND EDUCATIONAL EXPECTATIONS OF DAY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS / BIENES CULTURALES Y EXPECTATIVAS EDUCATIVAS DE LOS ESTUDIANTES DE ESCUELA SECUNDARIA DIURNA. European Journal Of Social Sciences Studies, 6(5). doi: 10.46827/ejsss.v6i5.1118 [Λήψη]
  4. Asimaki, A., Selechopoulou, V., & Koustourakis, G. (2021). THE WEB OF POWER RELATIONS AND THE SCHOOL REGULATIVE DISCOURSE DURING PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS’ TEACHING PRACTICES. European Journal Of Education Studies, 8(2). doi: 10.46827/ejes.v8i2.3567 [Λήψη]
  5. Asimaki, A. (2020). Training actions for specialist subject teachers and their contribution to teachers’ professional development. R-Socedu: Research In Sociology of Education1(1), 95-110. [Λήψη]
  6. Asimaki, A., Berdeni, N., Koustourakis, G., & Lagiou, A. (2020). Investigation of the pedagogical practices literature teachers use for teaching modern Greek language in senior high school: A sociological approach. European Journal of Literature, Language and Linguistics Studies, 4(1), 92-110. [Λήψη]
  7. Koustourakis, G., Spiliopoulou, G., Asimaki, A., & Lavidas, K. (2020). Family cultural activities and educational expectations of Day High School students. International Journal of Sociology of Education, 9(1), 93-119. [Λήψη]
  8. Asimaki, A., Koustourakis G., & Nikolakakos N. (2020) A Foucauldian disciplinary theorisation of inmate education in the Second Chance Schools in Greek prisons: A case study. Studies in the Education of Adults, 52:1, 101-118. [Λήψη]
  9. Sakkoulis, D., Asimaki, A., & Koustourakis, G. (2019). Primary school teachers’ collaborative relationships within the framework of the school unit. Journal of Education and Human Development, 8(1), 116-127. [Λήψη]
  10. Koustourakis, G., Asimaki, A., & Giachali, T. (2019). The effect of primary school teachers’ experiences on the signification of their pedagogical work as a result of the consequences of the economic crisis in their everyday reality. American International Journal of Contemporary Research, 9(1), 30-38. [Λήψη]
  11. Spiliopoulou, G., Koustourakis, G., Lavidas, K., & Asimaki, A. (2019). A sociological approach to the school career of Day High School students in Greece. Educational Journal of the University of Patras UNESCO Chair, 6(2), 10- 29. [Λήψη]
  12. Asimaki, A., Koustourakis, G., Lagiou, A., & Berdeni, N. (2018). A Sociological Approach to the Rights of Children in Greek Primary Education. Multidisciplinary Journal of Educational Research, 8(3), 309-337. [Λήψη]
  13. Asimaki, A., Lagiou, A., Koustourakis, G., & Sakkoulis, D. (2018). Training adequacy and pedagogic practices of teachers in Reception Facilities for Refugee Education in Greece during the economic crisis: A case study. Journal of Studies in Education, 8(3), 79-97. [Λήψη]
  14. Koustourakis, G., Asimaki, A., & Spiliopoulou, G. (2018). Cultural activities and the family’s ‘institutionalised’ cultural capital: the case of native and immigrant primary school pupils. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 26(3), 397-415. [Λήψη]
  15. Spiliopoulou, G., Koustourakis, G., Asimaki, A., & Kiprianos, P. (2018). Occupational expectations of Day General Lyceum students in Greece at a time of economic crisis.  European Journal of Social Sciences Studies, 3(2), 1-16. [Λήψη]
  16. Spiliopoulou, G., Koustourakis, G., & Asimaki, A. (2018). Factors influencing the formation of the educational choices of individuals of different social origin: a review of recent sociological scientific literature. Open Journal for Educational Research, 2(1), 19-30. [Λήψη]
  17. Spiliopoulou, G., Koustourakis, G., & Asimaki, A. (2018). The impact of gender differences on the formation of young people’s aspirations/expectations and choices for their educational and occupational future: A review of sociological scientific literature. European Journal of Education Studies, 4(9), 1-14. [Λήψη]
  18. Sakkoulis, D., Asimaki, A. & Vergidis, D. (2018). In-service Training as a Factor in the Formation of the Teacher’s Individual Theory of Education. International Education Studies, 11(3), p. 48 – 60. [Λήψη]
  19. Spiliopoulou, G., Koustourakis, G., & Asimaki, A. (2017). Educational aspirations and choices of people from differentiated national and cultural environments: a review of recent scientific literature. Educational Journal of the University of Patras UNESCO Chair, 4(2), 102-114. [Λήψη]
  20. Spiliopoulou, G., Koustourakis, G., & Asimaki, A. (2017). Family “capital” and young people’s educational-occupational choices in the context of a review of recent sociological literature. Open Journal for Sociological Studies, 1(1), 15-26. [Λήψη]
  21. Asimaki, A., & Koustourakis, G. & Vergidis D. (2017). Regulative discourses of primary schooling in Greece: memories of punishment. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 26 (1), 82-97. [Λήψη]
  22. Solomou, , Asimaki, A. Tsiolis, G. & Ravanis, K. (2016). The relationship dynamic between researches and subjects in the biographical interview: a case study in a Greek University. Culture Biography & Lifelong Learning 2(2), 45-54. [Λήψη]
  23.  Koustourakis, G., Asimaki, A., & Spiliopoulou, G. (2016). Cultural capital and educational expectations of native and immigrant parents of primary school students: Qualitative Study. International Journal of Sociology of Education, 5(3), 166-189. [Λήψη]
  24. Asimaki, A., Koustourakis G., Lagiou, A., & Tampourlou, V., (2016). Investigation of the rights of children in Primary education through the pedagogical practices of the teachers. World Journal of Educational Research, 3(2), 355-371. [Λήψη]
  25. Koustourakis, G., Asimaki, A., & Sianou – Kyrgiou. E., (2016). Citizenship School Knowledge and Teaching: Modern and Post-Modern Influences. Journal of Education and Human Development, 5 (1), 109-119. [Λήψη]
  26. Asimaki, A., Zenzefilis, V., & Koustourakis, G. (2016). The access and development of female Academics in the university field in Greece. University of Patras case study. Open Journal of Social Sciences,4(3), 150-162. [Λήψη]
  27. Koustourakis, G., Spiliopoulou, G., & Asimaki, A. (2016). The influence of a family’s cultural capital on the formation of the educational and occupational expectations of native and immigrant primary school students. Educational Journal of the University of Patras UNESCO Chair, 3(1), 8-27. [Λήψη]
  28. Koustourakis, G., Rompola, Ch., & Asimaki, A. (2015). Rough and Tumble Play and gender in kindergarten: Perceptions of kindergarten teachers. International Research in Education, 3(2), 93-109. [Λήψη]
  29. Asimaki, A., & Koustourakis, G. (2014). Habitus: An Attempt at a Thorough Analysis of a Controversial Concept in Pierre Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice. Social Sciences, 3(4), 121-131. [Λήψη]
  30. Asimaki A. & Vergidis D. (2013). Detecting the Gender Dimension of the Choice of the Teaching Profession Prior to the Economic Crisis and IMF (International Monetary Fund) Memorandum in Greece-A Case Study. International Education Studies, 6 (4), 140-153. [Λήψη]
  31. Koustourakis, G., & Assimaki, A. (2012). Studies in the Field of Computing from a Sociological Point of View. The Case of Greek Universities before the Onset of the Financial Crisis. The Journal of the World Universities Forum, 5(1), 1-14. [Λήψη]
  32. Assimaki, A., Koustourakis, G., & Papaspyropoulou, K. (2012). Female faculty members in the field of electrical and computer engineering: the case of Greek Universities. Problems of education in the 21st century, 39, 15 – 28. [Λήψη]