Christodoula (Soula) Mitakidou is a Professor of Second/Foreign Language Teaching and Cross-cultural Education in the Department of Social and Cultural Studies, School of Primary Education at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She received her BA from the English Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and her MA from McGill University of Montreal, Canada. She completed her PhD through a combination of coursework at the Education Department of Kent State University, USA and field work at the School of Early Childhood Education of Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Her research interests and publications focus on the many aspects of diversity, including the education of children from vulnerable groups and in particular the teaching of Greek as a second language for language minority children, cross-cultural/inclusive/culturally sensitive education and literacy development through children’s literature. Her teaching experience covers a wide age range from preschool to graduate school students. She has also worked extensively with teachers in in-service workshops. She has presented in numerous conferences, seminars or training symposia. Currently she participates as a member of the Scientific and Coordinating Team in the Program The Education of Roma Children in the Regions of Western Macedonia, Central Macedonia, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. (http://peroma.web.auth.gr). She was also involved as the scientist responsible for Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for the Erasmus+, KA2 program (2016-2018) Managing the refugee and migrant flows through the development of educational and vocational frames for children and adults. (http://kids.mediasuite.gr and http://www.xenioszeus.kmaked.eu/index.php/en/)
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