Kevin Simoes Loureiro is a doctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg in the doctoral training unit CALIDIE (Capitalising on Linguistic Diversity in Education) and a member of the DSOC (Department of Social Sciences) department, holding a Bachelor degree in Social- and Organizational Pedagogy from the University of Trier, and a Master degree in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences from the University of Luxembourg. As a research assistant during his master studies and as a research and development specialist after graduating, Kevin was involved in an international mixed-method study – SASAL (School Alienation in Switzerland and Luxembourg) – in the team of Prof. Dr. Andreas Hadjar. His research interests involve educational systems, multilingual education, language educational policy, social and educational inequalities and students’ well-being.
As a doctoral candidate of Prof. Dr. Andreas Hadjar, his doctoral thesis builds on a policy field analysis regarding the implementation of the plurilingual education policy in Luxembourg in non-formal early childhood and care facilities, using a mixed-method approach. By confronting perspectives from policy and practice level experts, the focus of this study lies in the role of reducing educational inequalities by implementing the education language policy.