KONSTANTINA RENTZOU
ΡΈΝΤΖΟΥ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΊΝΑ
RENTZOU KONSTANTINA
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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Department of Social and Political Sciences
FEB 01 - Faculty of Economics and Management
University Campus
Β104
22894394
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Προσωπικό Προφίλ

I have graduated from the Department of Early Childhood Education and Care, TEI of Epirus, in 2002. In 2004 I have finished my Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education at the Brunel University, West London (Dissertation topic: “Working with parents in the UK and Greek preschool settings: A case study”. In April 2011 I have finished my PhD. The title of my thesis is “Evaluating the quality of care and education provided by pre-school centers. An approach by researcher’s, educators’ and parents’ perspectives”. (Grade: Excellent).From 2005 onwards I have worked as a Casual Lecturer at the Department of Early Childhood Education and Care, TEI of Epirus, Ioannina, as an instructor in post-secondary education institutions, as an auxiliary staff in the University of Ioannina, Greece and as a researcher in a research program funded by the Research Committee of Ioannina University. Currently I work as a researcher in the Deprtment of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus.I am Country Liaison for the Association for Childhood Education in Greece and Member of the 'Register of Assessors, monitors, auditors, inspectors, experts' of the National Organisation of Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance. Work the preparation of responses and update of the questions of certification regulations.I have published 24 papers in Scientific journals and she has presented papers in 9 conferences.
My teaching and research objectives are early childhood education and care. My research interests are mainly about issues concerning parental involvement in educational settings of all levels, parent caregiver relationships, involvement and recruitment of males in early childhood education, educators' burnout syndrome, the organization of the preschool environment, enhancement and evaluation of quality early childhood education, children’s play, children’s – early childhood educators’ relationships, parental attitudes towards early childhood education and care and aspects concerning higher education.

Rentzou, K., & Ziganitidou, K. (2009). Greek male early childhood educators: Self and societal perceptions towards their chosen profession. Early Years, 29(3), 271-279.

Rentzou, K. (2010). Using ACEI global guidelines assessment to evaluate the quality of early child care in Greek settings. Early Childhood Education Journal, 38(1), 75-80. (DOI: 10.1007/s10643-010-0382-4).

Rentzou, K., & Sakellariou, M. (2011). The quality of early childhood educators: children’s interaction in Greek day care centers. Early Childhood Education Journal. 38(5), 367-376 (DOI: 10.1007/s10643-010-0403-3).

Rentzou, K. (2011). Greek parents’ perceptions of male early childhood educators. Early Years, 31(2), 135-147 (DOI:10.1080/09575146.2010.530247).

Rentzou, K. (2011). Parent - caregiver relationship dyad in Greek day care centres. International Journal of Early Years Education, 19(2), 163-177 (DOI: 10.1080/09669760.2011.609045).

Rentzou, K. (2012). Quality of care and education provided by Greek day care centers: An approach from researcher’s and early childhood educators’ perspective. Early Child Development and Care, 182(10), 1335-1348 (DOI:10.1080/03004430.2011.615927).

Rentzou, K. (2012). Examination of work environment factors relating to burnout syndrome of Greek early childhood educators. Child Care in Practice, 18(2), 165-181 (DOI: 10.1080/13575279.2012.657609).

Rentzou, K. (2013). Male senior high school students’ attitudes and perceptions towards early childhood education and care. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 18(1), 45-62. (DOI: 10/1080/02673843.2012.655442).

Rentzou, K. & Sakellariou, M. (2013). Researcher’s and parents’ perspectives on quality of care and education. Early Child Development and Care, 183(2), 294-307

Rentzou, K. (2013). Greek preschool children’s playful behavior: Assessment and correlation with personal and family characteristics. Early Child Development and Care, 183(11), 1733-1745(DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2012.752736).

Rentzou, K. (2013) Exploring Parental Preferences: Care or Education: What Do Greek Parents Aspire From Day Care Centres? Early child development and care, 183(12), 1906-1923(DOI:10.1080/03004430.2013.767247).

Rentzou, K. (2013). Prevalence of Burnout Syndrome of Greek Child Care Workers and Kindergarten Teachers. Education 3 – 13 (accepted for publication).

Rentzou, K. (2014). Preschool Children’s Social and Nonsocial Play Behaviors. Measurement and Correlations with Children’s Playfulness, Behavior Problems and Demographic Characteristics. Early child development and care, 184(4), 633-647

Rentzou, K. (2014). The Quality of the Physical Environment in Private and Public Infant/Toddler and Preschool Greek Day Care Programs. Early child development and care (accepted for publication).

Profile Information

I have graduated from the Department of Early Childhood Education and Care, TEI of Epirus, in 2002. In 2004 I have finished my Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education at the Brunel University, West London (Dissertation topic: “Working with parents in the UK and Greek preschool settings: A case study”. In April 2011 I have finished my PhD. The title of my thesis is “Evaluating the quality of care and education provided by pre-school centers. An approach by researcher’s, educators’ and parents’ perspectives”. (Grade: Excellent).From 2005 onwards I have worked as a Casual Lecturer at the Department of Early Childhood Education and Care, TEI of Epirus, Ioannina, as an instructor in post-secondary education institutions, as an auxiliary staff in the University of Ioannina, Greece and as a researcher in a research program funded by the Research Committee of Ioannina University. Currently I work as a researcher in the Deprtment of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus.I am Country Liaison for the Association for Childhood Education in Greece and Member of the 'Register of Assessors, monitors, auditors, inspectors, experts' of the National Organisation of Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance. Work the preparation of responses and update of the questions of certification regulations.I have published 22 papers in Scientific journals and she has presented papers in 9 conferences.
My teaching and research objectives are early childhood education and care. My research interests are mainly about issues concerning parental involvement in educational settings of all levels, parent caregiver relationships, involvement and recruitment of males in early childhood education, educators' burnout syndrome, the organization of the preschool environment, enhancement and evaluation of quality early childhood education, children’s play, children’s – early childhood educators’ relationships, parental attitudes towards early childhood education and care and aspects concerning higher education.
- Rentzou, K. (2012). Examination of work environment factors relating to burnout syndrome of Greek early childhood educators. Child Care in Practice, 18(2), 165-181 (DOI: 10.1080/13575279.2012.657609).
Rentzou, K. (2012). Male senior high school students’ attitudes and perceptions towards early childhood education and care. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth. (DOI: 10/1080/02673843.2012.655442).-
Rentzou, K. & Sakellariou, M. (2013). Researcher’s and parents’ perspectives on quality of care and education. Early Child Development and Care, 183(2), 294-307-
Rentzou, K. (2012). Greek preschool children’s playful behavior: Assessment and correlation with personal and family characteristics. Early Child Development and Care (DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2012.752736).
Rentzou, K. (2013) Exploring Parental Preferences: Care or Education: What Do Greek Parents Aspire From Day Care Centres? Early child development and care (DOI:10.1080/03004430.2013.767247).
Rentzou, K. (2013). Prevalence of Burnout Syndrome of Greek Child Care Workers and Kindergarten Teachers. Education 3 – 13 (accepted for publication).
Rentzou, K. (2013). Preschool Children’s Social and Nonsocial Play Behaviors. Measurement and Correlations with Children’s Playfulness, Behavior Problems and Demographic Characteristics. Early child development and care (accepted for publication).