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Professor / Special/Inclusive Education
Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε.

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Academic Rank: Professor

Subject: Special and Inclusive Education

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Tel: (+30) 24210-74824

Research interests

Special Education
Inclusive Education
Inclusive Policies and Practices
Disability Studies
Social Inclusion
Learning, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Psychology of Learning
Cultural counseling and the inclusion of socially vulnerable groups

SED courses• Education and Disability (Undergraduate)

Social school inclusion of students with S.E.N.Ds (Undergraduate)
Inclusive Pedagogy (Undergraduate)
Educational Assessment in Special & Inclusive Education (Undergraduate)
Education and Disability (Postgraduate)
Effective Practices for Promoting Inclusive Education (Postgraduate)
Collaborative Practices (Postgraduate)
Cultural and Multicultural Counselling (Postgraduate)
Counselling Disabled People (Postgraduate)

Office hours

  • Monday       12:00-14:00
  • Thursday     10:00-12:00

and after e-mail contact

Selected Publications

A) Books -Authored Book
1. Vlachou, A. (1997). Struggles for inclusive education: An ethnographic study. Buckingham: Open University Press [pp. 208]. ISBN:0335197639 (225 Citations)
2. Vlachou, A. (1999). Caminos hacia una educacion inclusiva. Madrid: La Muralla [σελ. 265]. ISBN:847133688X (242 Citations)
3. Kalantzi-Azizi, A., Zoniou-Sideris, A., & Vlachou, A. (1996). Prejudices and stereotypes: Creation and management. {In Greek} Athens: Adult Education Secretariat [p. 119]. ISBN: 9607335066 -Edited Books
1. Olkin, Rh (Eds: Vlachou, A. & Kleftaras, G.) (2019). What Psychotherapists Should Know About Disability. [In Greek]. Athens: Pedion
2. Zoniou-Sideri, A., Nteropoulou-Nterou, E., & Vlachou, A. (Eds.). (2012). Disability and Education Policy. Critical Approach in Special and Inclusive Education. {In Greek} Athens: Pedio [p. 296]. ISBN: 9789605461003
3. Vlachou, A., Kaila, M., & Stroggylos, B. (Eds.). (2006). Children with Special Needs: Family and School. {In Greek} Athens: Atrapos [p. 219]. ISBN: 96066226226.
4. Karapetsas, A., Vlachos, F., & Vlachou, A. (Eds.). (2000). The Pedagogical Department of Special Education and its horizons in the 21st century: Conference proceedings. {In Greek} Volos.

Β) Publications in Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journals
1. Georgiadou, I., Vlachou, A. & Stavrussi P. (in press). Development of the ‘SpecialVocational-Education-Service-Quality Scale’: listening to the voices of students with intellectual disability. Quality Assurance in Education.
2. Buchner, T., Shevlin, M.,, Donovan, M-A,, Gercke, M., Goll, H., Siska, J., Janyskova, K., Smogorzewska, J., Szumski, G.,Vlachou, A. & Deirdre, C. (under review, JPPID-19-0059). Same progress for all? Inclusive Education, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.
3. Elefteriadou, D. & Vlachou, A. (in press). Inclusion and communities of practice: The reification of the role(s)/identities of teachers and parents of students with learning disabilities. International Journal about Parents in Education.
4. Vlachou, A. Roka, O. & Stavrussi, P. (2019). Experiences of workers with disabilities receiving supported employment services in Greece. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. DOI:10.1177/1744629519871172
5. Foitzek N., Ávila C. C., Ivandic I., Bitenc C., Cabello M., Gruber S. Leonardi M., MuñozMurillo A., Scaratti Ch., Tobiasz-Adamczyk B., Vlachou A., Esteban E., Sabariego C., Coenen M. (2018). What Persons with Chronic Health Conditions Need to Maintain or Return to Work—Results of an Online-Survey in Seven European Countries. International Journal of  Environmental Research and Public Health. Vol. 15(3), 595-620. doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15040595
6. Carolina A. C., Ayuso-Mateos J. L., Muñoz-Murillo A., Scaratti Ch., Coenen M., Vlachou, A., Fheodoroff K., Pilat A., Tabaj A., Svestkova O., Kadyrbaeva A., Cabello M. (2018). Identifying the Employment Needs of People with Chronic Health Conditions in Europe. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Vol 60(11), p. 618-624. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001425
7. Carla S., Michaela C., Ito E., Fheodoroff K., Scaratti Ch., Leonardi M., Vlachou, A., Stavroussi P., Brecelj V., Kovačič D. S., Esteban, E. (2018). Effectiveness of Integration and Re-Integration into Work Strategies for Persons with Chronic Conditions: A Systematic Review of European Strategies. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Vol. 15(3), 552-573. doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15030552
8. Vlachou A. & Papananou I. (2018). Experiences and perspectives of Greek higher education students with disabilities. Educational Research, Vol.60, (2), 206-221.
9. Vlachou Α., Stavroussi P., Roka O., Vasilou E., Papadimitriou D., Scaratti C., Kadyrbaeva  A., Fheodoroff K., Brecelj V., Svestkova O., Tobiasz-Adamczyk B., Finnvold J.E., Gruber S., Leonardi M. (2018). Policy guidelines for effective inclusion and re-integration of people with chronic diseases in the workplace: National and European perspectives. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Vol. 15(3), 493-511. doi: [10.3390/ijerph15030493]
10. Βλάχου Α., Σταυρούση Π. & Ρόκα Ο. (2018). Αποτελεσματικές στρατηγικές επαγγελματικής (επαν)ένταξης των ατόμων με αναπηρία/χρόνιες παθήσεις και προβλήματα ψυχικής υγείας στην Ευρώπη: Μια συστηματική σύνθεση ερευνητικών πορισμάτων. Διεπιστημονική Φροντίδα Υγείας.
11. Vlachou, A., Stavroussi, P. & Didaskalou E. (2017). Problem solving training: an intervention program for enhancing interpersonal problem solving skills in children with intellectual disabilities. Hellenic Journal of Psychology, Vol. 14(20), 114-138.
12. Βλάχου Α., Σταυρούση Π. & Βασιλού Ε. (2017). Οι διαθέσιμες στρατηγικές προώθησης της επαγγελματικής (επαν)ένταξης των ατόμων με χρόνιες παθήσεις στην Ελλάδα. Το Βήμα των Κοινωνικών Επιστημών, ΙΖ΄ (68). 36-79.
13. Vlachou, A., Karadimou, S. & Koutsogeorgou, E. (2016). Exploring the views and beliefs of parents of typically developing children about inclusion and inclusive education. Educational Research, 58(4), 384-399. doi.org/10.1080/00131881.2016.1232918
14. Vlachou, A., & Fyssa, A. (2016). ‘Inclusion in practice’: Programme practices in mainstream preschool classrooms and associations with context and teacher characteristics. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education. doi:10.1080/1034912X.2016.1145629
15. Vlachou, A., & Stavroussi, P. (2016). Promoting social inclusion: A structured intervention for enhancing interpersonal problem-solving skills in children with mild intellectual disability. Support for Learning, 31(1), 27-45. doi:10.1111/1467-9604.12112
16. Vlachou, A., Stavroussi, P., & Didaskalou, E. (2016). Special teachers’ educational responses in supporting students with special educational needs (sen) in the domain of social skills development. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 63(1), 79-97. doi:10.1080/1034912X.2015.1111305
17. Vlachou, Α., Didaskalou, Ε., & Kontofryou, Μ. (2015). Roles, duties and challenges of special/support teachers at secondary education: Implications for promoting inclusive practices. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 30(4), 551-564. doi:10.1080/08856257.2015.1060073
18. Fyssa, A., & Vlachou, A. (2015). Assessment of quality for inclusive programs in Greek preschool classrooms. Journal of Early Intervention, 37(3), 190-207. doi:10.1177/1053815115606908
18. Vlachou, A., & Papananou, I. (2015). Disabled students’ narratives about their schooling experiences. Disability and Society, 30(1), 73-86. doi: 10.1080/09687599.2014.982787 19. Αndreou, E., Didaskalou, E., & Vlachou, A. (2015). Bully/victim problems among Greek pupils with special educational needs: Associations with loneliness and self-efficacy for peer interactions. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 15(4), 235-246. doi:10.1111/1471-3802.12028
20. Βλάχου, Α., & Ρόκα, Ο. (2015). Η υποστηριζόμενη απασχόληση ως μέθοδος εργασιακής ένταξης των ατόμων με αναπηρία και ο ρόλος του συμβούλου απασχόλησης, Επιθεώρηση Συμβουλευτικής-Προσανατολισμού, 106, 12-24.
21. Fyssa, A., Vlachou, A., & Avramidis, E. (2014). Early childhood teachers’ understanding of inclusive education and associated practices: Reflections from Greece. International  Journal of Early Years Education, 22(2), 223-237. doi:10.1080/09669760.2014.909309 22. Vlachou, A., Eletheriadou, D., & Metallidou, P. (2013). Do learning difficulties differentiate elementary teachers’ attributional patterns for students’ academic failure? A comparison between Greek regular and special education teachers European Journal of Special Needs Education, 29(1), 1-15. doi:10.1080/08856257.2013.830440
23. Metallidou, P., & Vlachou, A. (2010). Children's self-regulated learning profile in language and mathematics: The role of task value beliefs. Psychology in the Schools, 47(8), 776–788. doi:10.1002/pits.20503
24. Βλάχου, A., & Zώνιου-Σιδέρη, Α. (2010). Σχολική ένταξη και συνεργατικές πρακτικές των εκπαιδευτικών γενικής εκπαίδευσης και ειδικής αγωγής. Hellenic Journal of Psychology, 7(2), 180-204.
25. Didaskalou, E., Andreou, E., & Vlachou, A. (2009). Bullying and victimization in children with special educational needs: Implications for inclusive practices. Interaccoes, 13, 249274.
26. Vlachou, A., Didaskalou, E., & Voudouri, E. (2009). Mainstream teachers’ instructional adaptations: Implications for inclusive responses. Revista de Educaciόn, 349, 179-203.
27. Andreou, E., Didaskalou, E., & Vlachou, A. (2008). Outcomes of a curriculum-based antibullying intervention program on students’ attitudes and behavior. Emotional and
Behavioural Difficulties, 13(4), 235-248. doi:10.1080/13632750802442110
28. Andreou, E., Didaskalou, E., & Vlachou, A. (2007). Evaluating the effectiveness of a curriculum-based anti-bullying intervention program in Greek primary schools. Educational Psychology, 27(5), 693-711. doi:10.1080/01443410601159993
29. Βλάχου, A., Διδασκαλου, E., & Αργυρακούλη, E. (2007). Οι αντιλήψεις των μαθητών του δημοτικού σχολείου για την παραπομπή και φοίτησή τους στα τμήματα ένταξης. Επιστήμες Αγωγής, 4, 213-229.
30. Διδασκάλου, Ε., Βλάχου, Α., Ανδρέου, Ε., & Ματή-Ζήση, Ε. (2007). Εκπαιδευτικό πρόγραμμα συμβουλευτικής παρέμβασης για την αντιμετώπιση της επιθετικότητας και του εκφοβισμού στο δημοτικό σχολείο. Επιθεώρηση Συμβουλευτικής και Προσανατολισμού, 8081, 65-81.
31. Metallidou, P., & Vlachou, A. (2007). Motivational beliefs, cognitive engagement, and achievement in language and mathematics in elementary school children. International Journal of Psychology, 42(1), 2-15. doi:10.1080/00207590500411179
32. Vlachou, A. (2006). Role of special/support teachers in Greek primary schools: Α counterproductive effect of inclusion practices. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 10(1), 39-58. doi:10.1080/13603110500221586
33. Zoniou-Sideri, A., & Vlachou, A. (2006). Greek teachers’ belief systems about disability and inclusive education. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 10(4-5), 379-394. doi:10.1080/13603110500430690
34. Vlachou, A., Didaskalou, E., & Argyrakouli, E. (2006). Preferences of students with general learning difficulties for different service delivery modes. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 21(2), 201-216. doi:10.1080/08856250600600919
35. Andreou, E., Vlachou, A., & Didaskalou, E. (2005). The roles of self-efficacy, peer interactions and attitudes in bully-victim incidents: Implications for intervention policypractices. School Psychology International, 26(5), 545-562. doi:10.1177/0143034305060789 36. Βλάχου, Α., & Παπαδημητρίου, Δ. (2004). Η διαδικασία της ένταξης ως συνέπεια βελτίωσης του σχολείου: Αναφορά στην εφαρμογή συγκεκριμένων «δεικτών ποιότητας». Παιδαγωγική Επιθεώρηση, 37, 105-123.
37. Vlachou, A. (2004). Education and inclusive policy-making: Implications for research and practice. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 8(1), 3-21. doi:10.1080/1360311032000139449
38. Βλάχου, Α. (2001). Κοινωνική σχολική ένταξη: Οι σχέσεις μεταξύ αναπήρων και μη μαθητών. Το Βήμα των Κοινωνικών Επιστημών, ΣΤ΄(31), 181-213.
39. Βλάχου, Α. (2000). Ομαλοποίηση, κοινωνικές δομές και εκπαίδευση. Εκπαιδευτική Κοινότητα, 54, 34-39.
40. Vlachou, A., & Barton, L. (1994). Inclusive education: Teachers and the changing culture of schooling. British Journal of Special Education, 21(3), 105-107. doi:10.1111/j.1467- 8578.1994.tb00101.x
41. Vlachou, A. (1993). Attitudes and the experience of integration. Down Syndrome Research and Practice, 1(2), 75-79. doi:10.3104/reports.14
42. Vlachou, A. (1993). Integration does make a difference. Down Syndrome Research and Practice, 1(3), 95-100. doi:10.3104/reports.19

-Chapters in Books
1. Didaskalou, E., Stavroussi, P., & Vlachou, A. (2015). Defining and assessing social and personal skills difficulties of students with SENDs: Implications for social inclusion research and practice. In Ε. Kourkoutas & Α. Hart (Eds.), Innovative practices & interventions for children & adolescents with psychosocial difficulties and disabilities (pp. 295-325). U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
2. Vlachou, A., & Koutsogeorgou, Ε. (2015). The role of social capital in promoting inclusive education {In Greek}. In Ε. Tressou, S. Mitakidou, & P. Karagianni (Eds.), The Inclusion of Romani/Roma - The International and the Greek Experience. Complexities in the Area of Inclusion (pp. 95-114). Thessaloniki: Copy City Publish.
3. Karagianni, P., & Vlachou, Α. (2015). Disability, health issues and Roma/Romani children’s’ education {In Greek}. In Ε. Tressou, S. Mitakidou, & P. Karagianni (Eds.), The Inclusion of Romani/Roma - The International and the Greek Experience. Complexities in the Area of Inclusion (pp. 95-114). Thessaloniki: Copy City Publish.
4. Didaskalou, E., Vlachou, A., & Andreou, E. (2013). Bullying and pupils with SENs: contemporary hermeneutic approaches and possibilities for intervention {In Greek}. In H. Kourkoutas, & T. Thanos (Eds.), School Violence and Delinquency (pp. 241-262). Athens: Topos Publications.
5. Vlachou, A., Didaskalou, E. & Papannanou, I. (2012). Conceptual approaches to disability and their implications for the education of persons with disabilities {In Greek}. In A. ZoniouSideris, E. Deropoulou-Derou, & A. Vlachou (Eds.), Disability and Educational Policy (pp. 6593). Athens: Pedio Publications.
6. Didaskalou, E., Andreou, E. & Vlachou, A. (2011). Dimensions of the social inclusion of students attending resource room settings {In Greek}. In P. Giavrimis, E. Papanis, & Α. Viki (Eds.), Research and Practice in Special Education (pp.7990). Thessalonica: Kiriakidis Publishers.
7. Nisiotou, I., Vlachou, A., & Fyssa, A. (2010). Early intervention for children with special educational needs and other “risk” factors {In Greek}. In Α.Ν. Kornilaki, Μ.Α. Κipriotaki, & G. Μanolitsi (Eds.), Early Intervention: Interdisciplinary Approach (pp. 19-44). Athens: Pedio. 8. Vlachou, Α., & Μavropalias, Τ. (2008). The education and inclusion of children with special educational needs: Parents’ perspectives {In Greek}. In Ε. Ftiaka (Ed.), School and Family Relationships at the Edge of Difference (pp. 87-115). Athens: Taxideutis.
9. Andreou, E., Vlachou, A., & Didaskalou, E. (2007). Emerging aspects in understanding bullying in schools: Implications for research and intervention. In E. M. Vargios (Ed.), Educational psychology research focus (pp. 185-189). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
10. Vlachou, A., Didaskalou, E., & Beliou, V. (2004). The need to establish support networks and collaborative structures to improve the operation of resource room settings: the views of special educators {In Greek}. In G. Kleftaras, & M. Zafiropoulou (Eds.), Applied Child Clinical Psychology, (pp. 65-107). Athens: Greek Letters Publications.
11. Vlachou, Α. (2004). Educational practices: Task analysis {In Greek}. In Α. Ζoniou-Sideris (Ed.), Contemporary Approaches to Inclusive Education (Volume B΄, pp.121-150). Athens: Ellinika Grammata. (Reprinted at 2011, Pedio Publishing Company).
12. Vlachou, Α. (2004). The implementation of inclusive programs for children with intellectual disabilities {In Greek}. In Α. Ζoniou-Sideris (Ed.), Contemporary Approaches to Inclusive Education (Volume B΄, pp.121-150). Athens: Ellinika Grammata. (Reprinted at 2011,
Pedio Publishing Company)
13. Vlachou, Α. (2004). Formulating policies for promoting early childhood intervention programs for children with special educational needs and in particular for children with visual impairment {In Greek}. In Α. Ζoniou-Sideris & Η. Spandagou (Eds.), The Education of Individuals with Visual Disability: Contemporary Trends and Approaches (pp. 93-108). Athens: Ellinika Grammata.
14. Vlachou, Α., & Makridou, Α. (2002). The perspectives of people with physical disabilities on their relations with their parents and support they received by them during puberty {In Greek}. In Ν. Polemikos, Μ. Kaila, & F. Kalavasis (Eds.), Psychopathology and Education, Family, Politics (Volos Β΄, pp. 93-125). Athens: Αtrapos.
15. Vlachou, A. (2001). The process of change and the politics of resistance. In L. Barton (Ed.), Disability, politics & the struggle for change (pp. 110-125). London: David Fulton Publishers.
16. Vlachou, A., & Zoniou-Sideris, A. (2000). Greek policy-practices in the area of special/inclusive education. In F. Armstrong, D. Armstrong, & L. Barton (Eds.), Inclusive education: Policy, contexts and comparative perspectives (pp. 27-41). London: David Fulton Publishers.
17. Vlachou, A. (1999). Equality and full participation for all? School practices and special education-integration in Greece. Ιn F. Armstrong & L. Barton (Eds.), Disability, human rights and education: Cross-cultural perspectives (pp. 161-175). Buckingham:
Open University Press.
18. Vlachou, A. (1995). Images and the construction of identities in a research context. In P. Clough & L. Barton (Eds.), Making difficulties: Research and the construction of special education needs (pp. 109-125). London: Paul Chapman.
19. Vlachou, A. (1994). Education and disability in Greece. In the Specialized module comparative perspectives on special/inclusive education (pp. 1-16). University of Sheffield: Department of Educational Studies, U.K.
20. Vlachou, Α. (1994). In Lieu of a Préface. In the Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action on Special Needs Education. Adopted by the World Conference on Special Needs Education: Access and Disability, Salamanca, Spain, 7-10 June, 1994. The Greek Version of the National Committee of UNESCO.

-Conferences Peer-Reviewed Proceedings
1. Georgiadou, I., Vlachou, A. (2017) «Students’ with disabilities perspectives of service quality in special vocational training: A critical review of the student-as-a-consumer paradigm», Kakana, D-M. & Manoli, P. (eds.) (2017). Digital Proceedings from the 3rd International Symposium on New Issues on Teacher Education-ISNITE 2015 (Volos, Greece, 11-13 September 2015). Volos: University of Thessaly Press
2. Vlachou, A. (paper accepted for publication). Employment and disability in an era of crisis. In Carrozzino, M. (Ed.), Proceedings of the VI Congress Internazionale Mediterraneo senza handicap ‘Uguaglianze Difficili e Mondi Della Disabilita’.
3. Φύσσα, Α., & Βλάχου, A. (2014). Διερεύνηση της ποιότητας των πρακτικών ένταξης που εφαρμόζονται στην προσχολική εκπαίδευση: Εμπειρική μελέτη συστηματικής παρατήρησης. Στο Μ. Τζεκάκη & Μ. Κανατσούλη (Επιμ. Εκδ.), Πρακτικά του Πανελληνίου Συνεδρίου με Διεθνή Συμμετοχή: Αναστοχασμοί για την παιδική ηλικία (σελ. 1307-1332). Θεσσαλονίκη: ΤΕΠΑΕ, ΑΠΘ.
4. Fyssa, A., & Vlachou, A. (2012). Quality of social and educational processes in early childhood inclusive classrooms. In V. Prachalias (Ed.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Education. Samos Island, Greece: Research and Training Institute of East Aegean (INEAG). ISBN: 978-618-5009-05-2.
5. Καραγιάννη, Γ., & Βλάχου, Α. (2011). Αναπηρία και παιδιά Ρομά: Σχολική πραγματικότητα και απόψεις των εκπαιδευτικών. Άρθρο που παρουσιάστηκε στο Παιδαγωγική, πολιτισμός, πολιτικές: Ο διάλογος της εκπαίδευσης. Το άρθρο ανακτήθηκε από http://roma.eled.auth.gr. 6. Βλάχου, Α., Διδασκάλου, Ε., & Πατρίκα, Π. (2008). Η εκπαιδευτική οικολογία των προβλημάτων συμπεριφοράς: Ερμηνευτικές προσεγγίσεις των μαθητών και ενταξιακές προοπτικές. Στο Α. Τριλιανός & Ι. Καράμηνας (Επιμ. Εκδ.), 6ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο & Ελληνική Παιδαγωγική Εκπαιδευτική Έρευνα (Τόμος Β΄, σελ. 1032-1041). Αθήνα: Ατραπός.
7. Βλάχου, Α., & Φύσσα, Α. (2008). Εκπαιδευτικές πρακτικές για την προώθηση της κοινωνικής ένταξης παιδιών με ειδικές εκπαιδευτικές ανάγκες στο γενικό νηπιαγωγείο. Στο Α. Τριλιανός & Ι. Καράμηνας (Επιμ. Εκδ.), 6ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο & Ελληνική Παιδαγωγική Εκπαιδευτική Έρευνα (Τόμος Β΄, σελ. 556-563). Αθήνα: Ατραπός.
8. Βλάχου, Α. (2002). Η διαδικασία της ένταξης ως μέσο προσέγγισης των εκπαιδευτικών πρακτικών του γενικού σχολείου. Στο Γ. Δ. Καψάλης & Α. Ν. Κατσίκης (Επιμ. Εκδ.), Σχολική γνώση και διδασκαλία στην πρωτοβάθμια εκπαίδευση (σελ. 401-413). Ιωάννινα: Επιστημονική Επετηρίδα του Παιδαγωγικού Τμήματος Δημοτικής Εκπαίδευσης.
9. Βλάχου, Α. (2002). Εκπαιδευτικά προγράμματα και πρώιμη παρέμβαση για την προώθηση της ένταξης των παιδιών με «ειδικές ανάγκες». Άρθρο που δημοσιεύθηκε στα Πρακτικά του Επιστημονικού Συνεδρίου Ψυχοπαιδαγωγική της Προσχολικής Ηλικίας (σελ.733-741). Ρέθυμνο: Παιδαγωγικό Τμήμα Προσχολικής Εκπαίδευσης, Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης.
10. Βλάχου, A. (2000). Κοινωνική σχολική ένταξη: H κοινωνική ταυτότητα της «αναπηρίας» στα πλαίσια δημιουργίας διαπροσωπικών σχέσεων μεταξύ μαθητών σχολικής ηλικίας. Στο Α. Κυπριωτάκης (Επιμ. Εκδ.), Πρακτικά Συνεδρίου Ειδικής Αγωγής: Τάσεις και Προοπτικές Αγωγής και Εκπαίδευσης των Ατόμων με Ειδικές Ανάγκες στην Ενωμένη Ευρώπη Σήμερα (σελ. 55-74). Ρέθυμνο: Παιδαγωγικό Τμήμα Δημοτικής Εκπαίδευσης, Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης.
11. Sideri, A. Z., & Vlachou, A. (1997). Inclusive education: Teacher’s perspectives. Paper presented at the International Conference on Human Rights for Persons with Mental Handicaps (pp. 211-217). Prague: Czech Republic.

Citations
More than 1700 citations (according to ISI Web of knowledge, Scopus, Publish or Perish, Google Scholar h-index 17, h-10index 27) in international journals such as: International Journal of Inclusive Education; Cambridge Journal of Education; International Journal of Rehabilitation Research; Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities; Educational and Training in Developmental Disabilities; Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research; British Journal of Special Education; European Journal of Special Needs Education; Educational Review; Disability & Society; Journal of Disability Studies; Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs; The Sociological Review; International Journal of Special Education; Intercultural Education; Support for Learning; Disability Studies Quarterly; Critical Social Policy; International Studies in Sociology of Education; Africa Education Review; International Journal of Early Years Education; School Psychology International; Aggressive Behavior; Canadian Journal of School Psychology; Journal of Youth Studies; Contextualizing Inclusive Education; Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies; Revista de Education Inclusiva; Topics in Early Childhood Special Education; Child & Youth Care Forum; Contemporary Educational Psychology; Educational Research and Evaluation; Canadian Journal of Education; Journal of Educational Change; Social Psychology of Education; Inclusion, Equity and Access for Individuals with Disabilities; Sustainability; Studies in Higher Education; The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher; κ.ά.

Educational qualifications
1988: University Degree, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy Pedagogy Psychology, Specialization in Psychology, University of Ioannina, Greece.
1991: Master’s Degree (M.A) in Educational Psychology and Counseling, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
1995: PhD in Inclusive Education, Faculty of Educational Studies, Sheffield University, England.
2001: Postgraduate Training Certificate, in Open and Distance Education, Faculty of Humanities, The Hellenic Open University, Patra.
License for the Profession of Psychologist: Prefecture of East Attica. License number ΔΥ. 5106.

Selected Professional Positions

2015-2019: Director of the Master’s Program "Educational Sciences: Special Education", Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly, Volos.
2017- today: Professor at the Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly, Volos. 2010-2017: Associate Professor at the Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly, Volos.
2007-2010: Tenured Assistant Professor at the Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly, Volos.
2003-2007: Assistant Professor at the Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly, Volos.
2001–2014: Tutor in the Distant Learning Course "Child Development in the Social Environment" (EKΠ 50), Hellenic Open University, Patra.
2001–2002: Deputy Representative of the Department at the Senate, at the University of Thessaly, Volos.
2001: Visiting Adjunct Faculty Member at the rank of Assistant Professor at the College of Education and Human Service, Department of Special Education, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, U.S.A.
2000-2001: Co-ordinator for the Thematic field "Social Exclusion" within the Κ.Ε.Κ. Certification Framework Program, at the University of Thessaly, Volos.
1999-2000/2004: Deputy Representative of the Department at the Research Committee of the University of Thessaly, Volos.
1999–2003: Lecturer at the Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly, Volos. 1998–1999: Adjunct Lecturer (P.D 407/80) at the Department of Early Childhood Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens.
1998–1999: Visiting Professor at the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Professions of Health and Welfare, Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Patra.
1996–1998: Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Social Work & the Department of Speech Therapy, Faculty of Professions of Health and Welfare, Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Patra.
1996–1997: Adjunct Lecturer (P.D. 407/80) at the Department of Preschool Education, University of Patras, Patra.
1996–1998: Special Education Teacher at the Special Junior/Senior High School for children with multiple disabilities, Ilion, Athens.
1993–1994: Tutor at the Department of Educational and Professional Studies, University of Sheffield, England.
1988–1991: Teacher in the National Schools of the Greek community, Montreal, Canada, Fédération Hellenique des Parents et des Τuteurs de Montréal.

Funded Research Projects
1. “The influence of mico-agressions in the academic and psychosocial adjustment of University students with disabilities. EDBM: «Young Researchers Grant –Phase B’. Deputy Scientific Coordinator. 2019 – to date:
2. PATHWAYS “Participation to healthy workplaces and inclusive strategies in the work sector”, 5054, Employment needs assessment for people with disabilities/chronic diseases. European Commission: Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA).
Scientific Coordinator, 2019 – 2020
3. PATHWAYS “Participation to healthy workplaces and inclusive strategies in the work sector”, (National Grant, 5054.18), Mapping the barriers to inclusion in the work sector for disabled women. Scientific Coordinator, 2018 – to date
4. “Enhancing Disabled-people Greatness and their Employability – EDGE. Erasmus Plus Programme – KA2 – Strategic partnership in Vocational Education and Training System. Partner Countries: Italy, Austria, U.K., Portugal, Lithuania. Member of the Research Team. 2018 – to date.
5. PATHWAYS “Participation to healthy workplaces and inclusive strategies in the work sector”, 663474” European Commission: Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA). Member of the European Research Group, of the European Programme and Leader of the Work Package 7. 2015-2018
6. “Constructing and validating an assessment instrument for the educational assessment of social and life skills in children and adolescents with disabilities”. University of Thessaly, Department of Special Education. Research project funded by the Research Committee, University of Thessaly. Scientific Director. 2015-2016
7. “Subjective perception of time (past, present, future) and depressive symptoms in people with physical disabilities”. University of Thessaly, Department of Special Education. Research project funded by the Research Committee, University of Thessaly. Member of the Research Team. 2012-2014
8. “Inclusion and education of Roma children in Central, Western, Eastern Macedonia regions and Thrace”. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Primary Education. Research project funded by the Operational Programme Education and Lifelong Learning (ΕΣΠΑ 20072013). Co-funded by the European Union (European Social Fund) and the Ministry of Education and Religion. Member of the Research Team. 2011-2013
9. “Dimensions of adaptive behavior of children and adolescents with Down syndrome”. University of Thessaly, Department of Special Education. Research project funded by the Research Committee, University of Thessaly. Member of the Research Team. 2011-2014 10. “Developing a model network of support services for children with disabilities, who attend special schools and live in the orphanage of Volos”. University of Thessaly, Department of Special Education. Research project funded by the Research Committee, University of Thessaly (Targeted Research Projects). Scientific Director. 2011-2014
11. “Social and emotional difficulties of students who attend pull out programmes: The views of special education teachers”. University of Thessaly, Department of Special Education. Research project funded by Research Committee, University of Thessaly. Member of the Research Team. 2010-2011
12. “Comparative evaluation of intervention programs to promote the educational and social inclusion processes of children with special educational needs in mainstream pre-school setting”. University of Thessaly, Department of Special Education. Research Programme 'Heraclitus II', funded by the European Community Fund (ΕΚΤ) and National Resources through the Operational Programme "Education and Lifelong Learning" of the National Strategic Reference Framework. Scientific Director. 2010-2013
13. “The views of students with serious behavior problems in school and their experiences in the academic and social field”. University of Thessaly, Interdisciplinary Research Project funded by the Research Committee, University of Thessaly. Member of the Research Team. 2008-2009
14. “Social inclusion and victimization / bullying of pupils with special educational needs in schools”. University of Thessaly, Interdisciplinary Research Project funded by the Research Committee, University of Thessaly. Member of the Research Team. 2007-2008
15. “Study for stagnant students ATEI Patras”. Technological Institute of Patra, Σ.E.Y.Π. Project funded by the Operational Programme for Education and Initial Vocational Training. Member of the Research Team. 2003-2005
16. “Educational intervention program to address aggressive behavior at school”. University of Thessaly, Interdisciplinary Research Project funded by the Research Committee, University of Thessaly. Member of the Research Team. 2003-2005
17. “The perceived parental and educational support offered to adolescents with intellectual disabilities and its relationship with their self-esteem and mental health”. University of Thessaly, Department of Special Education. Research project funded by the Research Committee, University of Thessaly. Member of the Research Team. 2002-2003
18. “Estimates of primary school teachers for the degree of implementation of specific quality indicators in school units - Impact on the inclusion process”. University of Thessaly, Department of Special Education. Research project funded by the Research Committee, University of Thessaly. Scientific Director. 2001-2002
19. “Attitudes of preschool, primary and secondary education teachers of regular and special education on the inclusion of children with special needs and disabilities in mainstream school”. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Early Childhood Education. Y.Π.Ε.Π.Θ.- Π.I. Program funded by the Operational Programme for Education and Initial Vocational Training. Deputy Head of the Research Team. 1997-2000
20. “Cross cultural project on inclusive education”. Project financed by the University of Sheffield which involved other three universities: Universities of Ireland, England and Sweden. Member of the Transnational Research Team. 1997-1999
21. “Creation, implementation and evaluation of teaching practices for the social inclusion of children with intellectual disabilities in preschool education. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Training and Education Department of Early Childhood. Research project funded by the Research Committee of the Kapodistrian University of Athens. Member of the Research Team. 1996-1997
22. “Research on school dropout in secondary school students with serious behavior problems”. University of Sheffield, England. Research project funded by the Career Adviser Office of the Sheffield University. Member of the Research Team. 1993-1994

Funded Training Projects
1. “Current issues of special education in secondary education”. Self-financing programs organized by the Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly. Member of the implementation team. 2007-2012
2. “Program of professional upgrading for primary education teachers”. Department of Primary Education, University of Thessaly. Member of the implementation team. 2007-2008 3. “Development and implementation of pilot projects for social inclusion and vocational rehabilitation of students with autism”. Program funded by E.P.E.A.E.K. II., Department of
Special Education, University of Thessaly. Member of the implementation team. 2007
4. “Promoting gender equality in the transition from education to the labor market: Actions of counseling and guidance with a gender perspective”. Program funded by E.P.E.A.E.K II. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Member of the implementation team. 2005 & 2008
5. “Special education in secondary education”. Self-financing programs organized by the Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly. Member of the implementation team. 2005-2006
6. “Designing curricula for students with learning difficulties - updating- awareness". Department of Special Education of the Pedagogical Institute. Programme funded by the Operational Programme for Education and Initial Vocational Training. Member of the Research Group. 2005
7. “Program of professional upgrading for primary education teachers”. Department of Primary Education, University of Thessaly. Member of the implementation team. 2003-2004 8. Practicum of the university students of the Department of Special Education. Programme funded by the Operational Programme for Education and Initial Vocational Training. University of Thessaly. Scientific director. 2002-2004
9. “Educational exchange program for the students of the Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly and the Department of Special Education, University of Wisconsin. Project funded by the Department of Educational Foundations, University of Wisconsin, U.S.A. Member of the Coordination and Implementation Group. 2003-2004
10. “Student Practicum”. Department of Social Work, Technological Educational Institute Patras. Programme funded by the Operational Programme for Education and Initial Vocational Training. External Associate - Assessor. 1998-2000
11. “Training teachers in teaching methodology issues" implemented by the Training and Education Department of Early Childhood of the National Kapodistrian University, for the project "Education of Muslim Children". – E.P.E.A.E.K II. Member of the implementation team. 1998-1999:
12. “Programme of vocational upgrading for teachers of primary education” Department of Primary Education, University of Patra. Member of the implementation team. 1997-1998 13. “In-service training for teachers throughout Europe who work with pupils aged 3-12 with special educational needs in mainstream classes”. Project financed by the European Union under the Comenius programme, which was attended by four universities: Athens University, Bath University, University of Chemnitz & University of Rotterdam. Member of the Coordination, Organization, Implementation and Evaluation Committee. 1996-1998

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