Gabrijela Aleksic

Gabrijela Aleksic

Research scientist

Faculté ou Centre Faculté des Sciences Humaines, des Sciences de l'Éducation et des Sciences Sociales​
Department Département Sciences comportementales et cognitives
Adresse postale Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Bureau sur le campus MSH, E04 25-200
E-mail
Téléphone (+352) 46 66 44 9679

I obtained my degree in pedagogy at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, and in leadership and developmental youth work at the University of Jönkoping, Sweden. As a young youth worker, I was active in war-affected areas in the former Yugoslavia by creating workshops for children. My interest in early childhood education and the critical preschool years started to develop. I obtained my Master’s degree in psychology at the University of Luxembourg, with my thesis focusing on cultural differences in empathy, self-esteem, and self-disclosure of adolescents from different countries. Cultural psychology took an important position in my research endeavors. The importance of home languages of immigrant children for their school success was the focus of my PhD thesis at the University of Luxembourg. My doctoral dissertation won the award for scientific excellence and novelty in all disciplines. I developed a particular interest in multilingualism, socioemotional skills, home literacy environment, family language policy, and early literacy and numeracy of preschool immigrant children during the course of this work. Following the award, I received an FNR grant to work as a visiting researcher at the City University of New York focusing on multilingual pedagogies and practices of young immigrant children.

My most significant publications include a meta-analysis on the effectiveness of bilingual programs in Europe for immigrant students’ school success (2015; Review of Educational Research), the book Drama of Multilingualism: Literature Review and Liberation (2021; Information Age Publications), the book for immigrant preschool children Mara’s song (2021), the book for immigrant parents Sumak (2021), and the website for teachers working with multilingual children (www.transla-program.org).

To explore the richness of topics on multilingualism in early education, I develop interdisciplinary projects in which I include preschool immigrant children and their parents and teachers. There are two projects of this kind: Home Literacy Environment and Family Language Policy of Language Minority Children in Luxembourg (HOMELY) and Translanguaging Program for Teachers Working with Language Minority Preschool Children (TRANSLA and TRANSLA-PROGRAM).

Interdisciplinarity, availability, curiosity, empathy, and intellectual flexibility are important for my work. Researching in this domain is exciting for me as I believe in discovery and sharing.

See my profile on https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5382-6637

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2022

See detailExperiencing Culture in Intimate Intercultural Relationships
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Book published by Information Age Publications (2022)

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2021

See detailMara's song
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Book published by Self-published (2021)

See detailSumak, o pescador e o menino
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Book published by Self-published (2021)

See detailMaras Lied
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Book published by Self-published (2021)

See detailSumak, le pêcheur et le garçon
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Book published by Self-published (2021)

See detailSumak, ribar i dečak
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Book published by Self-published (2021)

See detailLa chanson de Mara
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Book published by Self-published (2021)

See detailA Canção de Mara
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Book published by Self-published (2021)

See detailMarina pesma
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Book published by Self-published (2021)

See detailSumak, the fisherman, and the boy
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Book published by Self-published (2021)

See detailSumak, der Fischer und der Junge
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Book published by Self-published (2021)

See detailTranslanguaging program for teachers - website
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Learning material (2021)

See detailTeacher education in translanguaging to achieve social justice?
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Scientific Conference (2021, April 29)

See detailProjects, plans and publications
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Presentation (2021, April 20)

See detailDrama of Multilingualism: Literature Review and Liberation
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Book published by Information Age Publications (2021)

See detailTRANSLA results 2019-2020
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Bebić, Džoen Dominique

Presentation (2021, February 26)

See detailResults of the project TRANSLA
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Bebić-Crestany, Džoen Dominique

Scientific Conference (2021, April 21)

See detailThe role of LEGO in numeracy development: A case study
Eimer, Tabea; Zhang, Qian; Aleksic, Gabrijela

in Xu, Shuang Shuang; Marsico, Giuseppina (Eds.) Where culture grows: Social ecology of a Chinese kindergarten (2021)

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See detailDeveloping multiliteracies in early years education in Luxembourg
Kirsch, Claudine; Aleksic, Gabrijela

Poster (2021, August 17)

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See detailMultilingual education in early years in Luxembourg: a paradigm shift?
Kirsch, Claudine; Aleksic, Gabrijela

in International Journal of Multilingualism (2021)

See detailPerspectives on multilingualism and multilingual literacies from early childhood educators in Luxembourg
Kirsch, Claudine; Aleksic, Gabrijela; Bebić, Džoen Dominique; Kemp, Valérie; Colucci, Laura

Scientific Conference (2021, September 04)

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See detailMultilingual practices and literacies in Luxembourg: perspectives from teachers, parents and children
Kirsch, Claudine; Aleksic, Gabrijela; Bebić, Džoen Dominique; Kemp, Valérie; Verba, Iryna

Scientific Conference (2021, April 21)

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2020

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See detailTranslanguaging course for preschool teachers to disrupt inequalities
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Bebić, Džoen Dominique

Presentation (2020, November 12)

See detailA professional development course in translanguaging: Teachers’ beliefs and attitudes
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Bebić, Džoen Dominique

Scientific Conference (2020, August)

See detailA professional development course in translanguaging: Challenges and opportunities
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Bebić, Džoen Dominique

Scientific Conference (2020, April)

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See detailParents, schools and multilingual children
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Bebic, Dzoen Dominique

Conference given outside the academic context (2020)

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See detailWord recognition and reading comprehension of preschool children in Serbia
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Merrell, Christine; Tymms, Peter; Lucija, Andre; Dieter, Ferring

in European Journal of Psychology of Education (2020)

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See detailDeveloping multilingual practices in early childhood education through a professional development in Luxembourg
Kirsch, Claudine; Aleksic, Gabrijela; Mortini, Simone; Andersen, Katja Natalie

in International Multilingual Research Journal (2020), 4

See detailCollaboration with parents and multiliteracy in early childhood education
Kirsch, Claudine; Neumann, Sascha; Aleksic, Gabrijela; Kemp, Valérie; Colucci, Laura

Scientific Conference (2020, October 09)

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2019

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See detailDeveloping Multilingual Pedagogies in Early Childhood: a review of the project MuLiPEC
Aleksic, Claudine; Aleksic, Gabrijela; Mortini, Simone; Andersen, Katja Natalie; Di Letizia, Laurence

Scientific Conference (2019, November 27)

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See detailHome literacy environment and family language policy of immigrant families in Luxembourg
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Bebic, Dzoen Dominique

Scientific Conference (2019, December 18)

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See detailTeachers’ translanguaging stance, design, and shifts in a professional development course
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Bebic, Dzoen Dominique

Scientific Conference (2019, October 28)

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See detailTranslanguaging Course for Teachers
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Bebic-Crestany, Dzoen

Scientific Conference (2019, July 01)

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See detailThe Importance of Socio-Emotional Skills and Behaviour in Preschool for Later Outcomes
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Christine, Merrell; Peter, Tymms

Scientific Conference (2019, April 18)

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See detailA professional development course in translanguaging: Challenges and opportunities
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Dzoen, Bebic-Crestany

Scientific Conference (2019, November 27)

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2018

See detailTranslanguaging and Linguistic Creativity and Criticality
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Presentation (2018, May 25)

See detailEarly education, literacy and multilingualism
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Presentation (2018, February 08)

See detailEmergent Multilinguals Learning Languages with the iPad app iTEO
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Kirsch, Claudine

Scientific Conference (2018, June 22)

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See detailLinks between socio-emotional skills, behaviour, mathematics and literacy performance of preschool children in Serbia
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Merrell, Christine; Ferring, Dieter; Tymms, Peter; Klemenovic, Jasmina

in European Journal of Psychology of Education (2018)

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See detailThe effect of Professional Development on Multilingual Education in Early Childhood in Luxembourg
Kirsch, Claudine; Aleksic, Gabrijela

in Review of European Studies (2018), 10(4), 148-163

See detailThe influence of a professional development on teachers’ and carers’ multilingual practices in early childhood education in Luxembourg
Kirsch, Claudine; Aleksic, Gabrijela; Andersen, Katja Natalie

Scientific Conference (2018, November 08)

See detailPerspectives on Translanguaging as a Pedagogy in Luxembourg
Kirsch, Claudine; Aleksic, Gabrijela; Mortini, Simone; Degano, Sarah; Andersen, Katja Natalie

Presentation (2018, April 10)

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See detailDialog. Une publication du projet « Developing multilingual pedagogies in early childhood »
Kirsch, Claudine; Mortini, Simone; Andersen, Katja Natalie; Aleksic, Gabrijela

Learning material (2018)

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See detailNewsletter des Forschungsprojekts MuliPEC
Kirsch, Claudine; Mortini, Simone; Andersen, Katja Natalie; Aleksic, Gabrijela

Learning material (2018)

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See detailThe ability to read numbers: A universal measure?
Tymms, Peter; Aleksic, Gabrijela; Bartholo, Tiago; Boereboom, John; Ivanova, Alina; Howie, Sarah; Hongyun, Liu; Kardanova, Elena; Koslinski, Mariane Campelo; Merrell, Christine; Vidmar, Masa; Wildly, Helen

in AERA (2018)

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2017

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See detailThe role of humour in intimate intercultural relationships
Aleksic, Gabrijela

in The 9th European IACPP Conference (2017, July)

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2016

See detailFinal Report for the INTER Mobility BiFaLy
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Report (2016)

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2015

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See detailA meta-analysis of the effectiveness of bilingual programs in Europe
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Ferring, Dieter; Martin, Romain

in Language, Education and Diversity Conference (2015, November)

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See detailThe Importance of home language for academic achievement of language minority children
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Ferring, Dieter; Martin, Romain

in 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism (2015, May)

See detailA meta-analysis of the effectiveness of bilingual programs in Europe
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Ferring, Dieter; Martin, Romain

Scientific Conference (2015, March)

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See detailA meta-analysis on the effectiveness of bilingual programs in Europe
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Ferring, Dieter; Martin, Romain

in Review of Educational Research (2015), 85(1), 92-128

See detailFinal Report for Bilan Precoce 2015 for the Ministry of National Education, Childhood and Youth
Ferring, Dieter; Dujardin, Céline; Schiltz Klees, Lisa; Aleksic, Gabrijela

Report (2015)

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See detailPersonalization of Virtual Coaching Applications Using Procedural Modeling
Zmugg, Rene; Braun, Andreas; Roelofsma, Peter; Thaller, Wolfgang; Moeskops, Lisette; Havemann, Sven; Aleksic, Gabrijela; Fellner, Dieter

in ICT4AgeingWell 2015 (2015, May)

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2014

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See detailA meta-analysis of the effectiveness of bilingual programs in Europe
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Ferring, Dieter; Martin, Romain

in International Congress on Education, Innovation and Learning Technologies (2014, July)

See detailA meta-analysis of the effectiveness of bilingual programs in Europe
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Ferring, Dieter; Martin, Romain

Scientific Conference (2014, June)

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2013

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See detailA l'école les programmes bilingues sont très efficaces
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Article for general public (2013)

See detailVirtual Coach Reaches Out To Me
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Conference given outside the academic context (2013)

See detailVirtual Coach Reaches Out To Me
Aleksic, Gabrijela

Conference given outside the academic context (2013)

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See detailDoppelt halt besser
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Article for general public (2013)

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See detailPortugiesen im Nachteil
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Article for general public (2013)

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See detailA meta-analysis of the effectiveness of bilingual programs in Europe
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Ferring, Dieter; Martin, Romain

in The 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism (2013, June)

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See detailIdentification of predictors of emergent literacy
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Merrell, Christine; Ferring, Dieter; Martin, Romain; Andre, Lucija; Klemenovic, Jasmina

in The 16th European Conference on Developmental Psychology (2013, September)

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See detailEvaluation of V2me: A Virtual Coaching System for Loneliness Prevention and Intervention
Roelofsma, Peter; Ferring, Dieter; Aleksic, Gabrijela

in Medicine 2.0: Social Media, Mobile Apps and Internet/Web 2.0 (2013, September)

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2012

See detailStay connected! Preventing social isolation in old age: Potential of the ICT use in AAL
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Ferring, Dieter

Scientific Conference (2012, March)

See detailStay connected! Preventing social isolation and loneliness in old age by using virtual networks
Aleksic, Gabrijela; Ferring, Dieter

Scientific Conference (2012, March)

See detail“Why do we need it?” – An analysis of the affective-motivational factors in the use of assistive technologies
Ferring, Dieter; Aleksic, Gabrijela; Roelofsma, Peter

Scientific Conference (2012)

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See detailSocial media use in old age: User profiles, effects, best practices
Leist, Anja; Aleksic, Gabrijela; Ferring, Dieter

in Gerontologist (2012), 52(S1), 563-564

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See detail“Where do we go from here?” – A preliminary evaluation of the EU Ambient Assisted Programs
Roelofsma, Peter; Ferring, Dieter; Aleksic, Gabrijela

in Abstract paper of the AAL Forum 2012 (2012)

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2011

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2010

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2009

See detailTheater and performance in Eastern Europe, the changing scene - A book review.
Popovic, Jelena; Aleksic, Gabrijela

in The Journal for Drama in Education (2009), 25(2), 54-61

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2008

See detailEmpathy, self-esteem, distress, and drama
Aleksic, Gabrijela

in Journal for Drama in Education (2008), 24(1), 6-14

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2007

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