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Loizos Symeou
Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs, Professor, Sociology of Education
L.Symeou@euc.ac.cy
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School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Department of Education Sciences
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department
PhD 2004 University of Cambridge School of Education
M.Phil. (Educational Research) 2001 University of Cambridge School of Education
M.Ed. (Teaching Studies) 1999 University of Sydney Faculty of Education
B.Ed. (Primary Education) 1998 University of Cyprus Department of Education Sciences
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2007 Today European University Cyprus Cyprus Department of Education Sciences
2005 2007 Cyprus College Cyprus Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences
2000 2005 Cyprus Pedagogical Institute Cyprus Lecturer & Researcher, Department of Research and Evaluation
Publications
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher/ Conference Vol. Pages
2018 Article in Referred Journal: “Culturally aware but not yet ready to teach the ‘Others’: Reflections on a Roma education teacher training programme” Karagiorgi, Y. Journal of Multicultural Education 12(4)
2018 Article in Referred Journal: “All we need is love (and money): What do higher education students want from their families?” Lamprianou, I., Theodorou, E. Research Papers in Education, DOI: 10.1080/02671522.2018.1452957
2018 Article in Referred Journal: “Has family involvement migrated into Higher Education? How the administrative staff documents the phenomenon in students' university experience in Cyprus” Theodorou, E., Lamprianou, I., Rentzou, K., Andreou, P. International Studies in Sociology of Education, DOI: 10.1080/09620214.2017.1336934 27(1) 78-99
2018 Article in Referred Journal: “’Out of the Box’ Leadership: Action Research towards school improvement” Karagiorgi, Y., Afantiti-Lamprianou, T., Alexandrou, V., Karamanou, M. Educational Action Research, DOI: 10.1080/09650792.2017.1310052 26(2) 239-257
2017 Editor of Special Issue: “Deconstructing the ‘Parent’ in Parent-School Relationships: Addressing multiple identities and changing practice” Crozier, G. Gender and Education 29(5)
2016 Chapter in Book: “The education of Roma children: challenges and promises” Mcdermott, J. C, Chapel, F. M., Drahokoupil, S. V., Bakšić-Muftić, J., Daniel, S., Hancock, I. R. K. Gordon, T.Akutsu, J. C. McDermott, & J. W. Lalas (Eds), Challenges associated with cross-cultural and at-risk student engagement, (Chapter 5), Pennsylvania: IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1894-5.ch005 74-99
2016 Chapter in Book: “Η ποιοτική έρευνα και η επιστημονικήαξία της παραγόμενης γνώσης στιςΚοινωνικές και στις ΑνθρωπιστικέςΕπιστήμες” [Qualitative research and the scientific value of produced knowledge in Social Sciences and Humanities]. Pyrgiotakis, I.E. I.E. Pyrgiotakis & C. Theophilides(Eds.), Ερευνητική μεθοδολογία στιςκοινωνικές επιστήμες και στηνεκπαίδευση [Research methodology in social sciences and education], Athens: Pedio 211-244
2016 Article in Referred Journal: “Neoliberal versus Social Justice reforms in education policy and practice: discourses, politics and disability rights in education” Liasidou, A. Critical Studies in Education, DOI: 10.1080/17508487.2016.1186102 59(2) 149-166
2013 Article in Referred Journal: “Experiencing the same but differently: Indigenous minority and immigrant children's experiences in Cyprus” Theodorou, E. British Journal of Sociology of Education, DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2012.722274 34(3) 354-372
2009 Editor of Special Issue: “Teacher Training for Roma Inclusion” Luciak M., & Gobbo, F. Intercultural Education 20(6)
Exhibitions
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2015-2018 2015-1-UK01-KA204-013397 ESIPP (Equity and Social Inclusion through Positive Parenting) Erasmus+ KA2, European Commission Researcher on behalf of Local Partner (European University Cyprus)
2013-2015 CY-COM REGIOPART-2013-2 Out of the Box. Empowering School Leaders with Action Research Comenius RegioPartnerships, Ίδρυμα Διαχείρισης Ευρωπαϊκών Προγραμμάτων Διά Βίου Μάθησης Academic Expert on behalf of Local Partner (European University Cyprus)
2012-2014 527611-LLP-2012-GR-COMENIUS-CMP SEDRIN (School Education for Roma Integration) Comenius Multilateral Projects, Life Long Learning Programme, European Commission Lead Researcher on behalf of Local Partner (European University Cyprus)
2009-2012 502077-LLP-1-2009-1-DE-COMENIUS-CMP PAMINA (Perception, Attitude, Movement - Identity Needs Action) Comenius Multilateral Projects, Life Long Learning Programme, European Commission Lead Researcher on behalf of Local Partner (European University Cyprus)
2008-2010 142150-LLP-2008-IT-GRUNTVIG-GMP SMILE (Supporting Multicultural Integration and Learning) Grundtvig Multilateral Projects, Life Long Learning Programme, European Commission Lead Researcher on behalf of Local Partner (European University Cyprus)
2007-2009 134018-CY-2007-COMENIUS-CMP INSETRom (Teacher In-Service Training for Roma Inclusion) Comenius Multilateral Project, Life Long Learning Programme, European Commission Scientific and Administrative Coordinator
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service Key Activities
2016 to date Journal of Early Childhood Studies Member of Editorial Board Paper Reviewer
2016 to date Journal Aula Abierta Member of the International Editorial Advisory Panel Advisory & Paper Reviewer
2012 to date Journal International Studies in Sociology of Education Member of Editorial Board Paper Reviewer
2012 to date The School Community Journal Member of Editorial Board Paper Reviewer
2007 to date International Journal of Parents in Education Member of Editorial Board Advisory & Paper Reviewer
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
2014 Received the 1st Social Literacy LED Recognition Award and the "Social Literacy Reviewed" Certification on behalf of the European University Cyprus as the Scientific and Administrative Coordinator of 134018-CY-2007-COMENIUS-CMP INSETRom (Teacher In-Service Training for Roma Inclusion). Comenius Multilateral Project, Life Long Learning Programme, European Commission (16 January, International Conference on Social Literacy, Mafra National Palace, Lisbon, Portugal). European Commission
2011 Ranked among the top four research projects for the 2011 ‘David A. Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’ with the project ‘Parents’ involvement in their children’s Higher education: A comparative study between a public and a private university in Cyprus (submitted with E. Theodorou). Laureate Network of Universities
Other Achievements