Dr Lefkios Neophytou

Lefkios Neophytou is a research and education officer at the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute (CPI). He attended undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Cyprus (B.A. in Educational Sciences, 1999; M.A. in Educational Administration and Curriculum Development, 2004; PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, 2009). Before joining the CPI he worked as a schoolteacher, as Special Teaching Staff and as a Specialist Scientist at the University of Cyprus, and as a Lecturer and an Assistant Professor at the University of Nicosia. He has also worked at the Open University of Cyprus as an adjunct faculty member. He is actively involved in various research projects (local and European) and is a member of numerous scientific associations [i.e the European Network for Excellence in Research in Citizenship Education (ENERCE), the International Study Association for Teachers and Teaching (ISATT), the Comparative International Education Society (CIES) and the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)].

His research interest on gender equality is focused on education policy and how education can either reproduce or challenge norms and stereotypes. Next to EKIF, he is affiliated with the UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment at the University of Cyprus.

Some of his indicative publications are:

  • Koutselini, M. & Neophytou, L. (2012). (Eds). Human Rights and Violent Behaviour: The Social and Educational Perspective. Nicosia: UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, University of Cyprus.

  • Neophytou, L. (Ed.). (2009). Citizenship Multiculturalism Cosmopolitanism. (Vol.1-2). Nicosia: POLI.S Citizenship Association.

  • Neophytou L. & Koutselini M. (2008). The influence of gender, age and experience on the development of teacher perspectives. In A. Ross & P. Cunningham (Eds.), Reflecting on Identities: Research, practice and innovation. Proceedings of the 10th European Conference of the Children´s Identity and Citizenship in Europe Thematic Network (pp.541-552). London: CiCe.

  • Koutselini, M. & Neophytou L.(2007). Gender profile in children-How fifth elementary grade students attribute roles to Cypriot men and women. In A. Ross (Ed.), Citizenship Education in Society. Proceedings of the ninth Conference of the Children´s Identity and Citizenship in Europe Thematic Network (pp.585-591). London: CiCe.