Dr. Ioannis Roussakis is a Professor of Pedagogy at the University of Thessaly. He studied at the Pedagogical Academy of Heraklion and at the Physics Department of the University of Crete, did postgraduate studies in Pedagogy (University of Crete), postgraduate training at the Maraslio Teaching School, and holds a PhD in Comparative Pedagogy from the University of Crete. He served as a teacher of Primary Education (1990-2017) and during this period he worked in Primary Schools at Chania, Piraeus and Athens but also as a teacher in the Pedagogical Department of Primary Education of the University of Athens, in the Pedagogical Institute, in the Center for Educational Researchas well as at the Institute of Educational Policy. From 2014 till 2017 he served as First Adviser at the National Institute of Educational Policy, where, among others, he was Scientific Officer, of the "Major Teacher Training Program" and the "Bank of Degree Issues for Secondary Education", and Coordinator of the Teacher Training Unit. He is the author of many articles in Greek and international magazines as well as chapters in collective volumes. He conducts research and writes on issues of comparative pedagogy, educational policy, teacher education and training, quality in education, evaluation of educational work and pedagogical applications in the school environment.