Prof. Dr. Irena Zaleskiene is the Local Coordinator of the DIALLS project. She is responsible for the implementation of project activities in Lithuania and for cooperation and communication with international partners, with school community members, etc. Her expertise in cultural studies will provide an important link between multimodality, dialogue and cultural literacy.
She is a senior researcher at Vilnius University, and was also a Fulbright Scholar in 2015. She serves as an expert in curriculum development for social and cultural studies, for inclusive education and equal educational possibilities for all students. Irena Zaleskiene is involved in pre-service as well as in-service teacher training, publishes research articles, textbooks, and develops teaching/learning methodologies for students and teachers and coordinates national as well as international educational projects . Her research field is education of young people for responsible citizenship.