Marina Goula holds a BA in English and Greek Language and Literature from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a Master’s in Education from the University of the Aegean. She has been teaching English as a foreign language and English for specific purposes in public vocational high schools in Greece since 1998 and has worked as an oral examiner for the state language exams since 2005. Working with students with learning and emotional disabilities inspired her in researching how students of all needs can been supported in the general education system. The semester she spent at Syracuse University and at New York State schools, which are strong supporters of inclusive education, provided her with a deeper understanding of the negative effects of segregating students according to their disabilities and of how the implementation of inclusive education can benefit every student. During her stay in the U.S. she worked on how inclusive education can be applied through the use of Universal Design for Learning and through the use of assistive technology and hopes she can contribute to changing the education system of Greece towards one that guarantees equity and success for all students.
Third Vocational Lyceum of Tavros
Syracuse University, New York