Lainas Athanassios

Ακαδημαϊκή Βαθμίδα: 
Associate Professor
Subject: 
Organisation and Administration of Education
Telephone Number: 
24210 06365
E-mail: 
athlain [at] uth [dot] gr

Athanassios Lainas was born in Agrinion.  He studied at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Athens and at the Panteion Higher School of Political Sciences, Department of Public Administration.  With the support of the State Scholarship Foundation of Greece, he did postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom, where he got his Master of Arts Degree [in the field of Organisation, Planning and Management in Education] from the University of Reading, School of Education, and his Doctor of Philosophy Degree [in the field of Educational Administration] from the University of London, Institute of Education.

    He has worked for the public secondary education system where he served (a) as secondary school teacher (b) as secondary school [lyceum] Headteacher and (c) as Director of Secondary Education at prefectural level.  In the past, he worked for the University of Thessaly on a temporary contract basis and for the University of Ioannina as Assistant Professor. He has also cooperated with the Hellenic Open University (on a contract basis) as a member of the Academic Consultative Staff within the postgraduate course ‘Studies in Education’ for the course unit ‘Management of Educational Organisations’ and he has taught  the postgraduate course for the Department of Primary Education at the  University of Patras. In addition, he has taught various initial and in-service training courses for teachers of primary and secondary education.

    His research interests focus on the following: Administrative institutions of school education, School education law, Educational policy, Human resources management in education and Educational planning.