Art The impact of interculturalism in formal education: the study case of Greece

O impacto do interculturalismo na educação formal: o caso de estudo da Grécia

  • Georgia Karountzou The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Maria Pliota University of Thessaloniki
Palavras-chave: Interculturalism, translanguaging, bilingualism


In many parts of the world, the attainment of proficiency in two or more languages is viewed as a highly
desirable goal. Sometimes the development of bilingual skills takes place outside the bounds of formal
education, impelled by individual factors in sociocultural context. The recent refugee crisis as well as
the continuous migration made it imperative for the Greek educational system to be updated and to
apply new methods, teaching techniques that include intercultural practices, so that the school becomes
able to manage the cultural heterogeneity of students. The emphasis here is on understanding how two
(or more) languages are used within the Greek educational system to promote the goal of bilingual
proficiency for enrolled students with the use of ICT.


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Biografia do Autor

Georgia Karountzou, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

in Pedagogic from the National and Kapodistrian University of
Athens, a M.Ed in Education from the Hellenic Open University (HOU) a M.A in Comparative
Education and Human Rights from UCL, University of London and a PhD in Intercultural Education.
She has conducted research in the fields of teacher training in typical education simultaneously gaining
significant teaching experience in Higher Education. Her published articles pertain to such topics as
Intercultural Education, ICT and Bilingualism

Maria Pliota, University of Thessaloniki

French Teaching from the University of Thessaloniki, a M.Ed in Education
from the Hellenic Open University (HOU) and a MSc in Environmental Education. She has conducted
research in the fields of Environmental Education and achievement. Her published articles pertain to
such topics as Environmental Education, ICT and Biligualism


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Como Citar
KAROUNTZOU, G.; PLIOTA, M. Art The impact of interculturalism in formal education: the study case of Greece . Aquila, v. 1, n. 26, p. 53-63, 1 abr. 2022.
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