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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Institute of Pedagogy

Professor Ewa Jarosz

Professor Ewa Jarosz

Position: professor

Staff group: research-teaching staff

Expertise: pedagogy

Room: 133

Phone:

e-mail: ewa.jarosz@us.edu.pl

 ORCID: 0000-0002-3207-0148

 

Academic biography

– 1987 Master of Arts in pedagogy, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, University of Silesia in Katowice

– 1996 PhD in pedagogy, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, University of Silesia in Katowice

– 2009 Associate professor of social sciences, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, University of Silesia in Katowice

– 2020 Professor of social sciences, proceeding completed at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, University of Silesia in Katowice.

 

Main functions

2020-2024 Vice Rector for the Staff Development of the University of Silesia

2020-2024 Member of the Committee of Pedagogical Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences

2020-2024 Vice Head of Section of Social Pedagogy at the Committee of Pedagogical Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences

2012-2020 Member of the Senate of the University of Silesia

2012-2020 Head of the Senate Commission for Students and Education at the University of Silesia in Katowice

2012-2016 Vice Head of the Unit of Social Pedagogy at the Committee of Pedagogical Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences

2016 until now – Vice President of the Society of Socially Engaged Pedagogues

2010-2014 Expert of Polish Commission of Accreditation

2012 Expert of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the celebration of 2012 Janusz Korczak Year

2011-2018 Advisor of the Polish Ombudsman for Children’s Rights

– 2003-2018 Member of International Society of Child Abuse and Neglect

 

Certified trainings

– Modern lecturer, tutor, and coach,  Collegium Wratislaviensis (2011)

– „Masters of Didactic”, University of Groeningen and MNiSW (2019-2020)

 

Research

– Children’s rights: development, global and local systems of protection, social implementation in changing socio-cultural and environmental conditions

– Violence against children: historical and cultural aspects, modern forms and determinants, violence in upbringing, social attitudes towards the phenomenon, systems and means of protecting children against violence: diagnosis, intervention, prevention, indirect violence against children in family.  Consequences of passing the Act changing the law of preventing violence in family. Changes of social attitudes towards violence in upbringing children

– Childhood: development and dynamic of socio-cultural constructs, well-being, quality of life and its perception in children, diagnosis of childhood threats.

-Diagnosing children’s and youth well-being and life quality and children’s rights observance

– Social participation and active citizenship of children and youth; development of the idea in light of equal rights, social inclusion and democracy; forms, levels and barriers in different environments and social strata; social and citizen discrimination of children and youth

– Participation of children and youth in research; participatory action research with children and youth

– Childhood studies: epistemological, ontological, methodological, and ethical aspects

– Pedagogical and social diagnosis: methodological perspectives in different upbringing environments; participatory methods and aspects of diagnosis, ethical aspects of diagnosis

 

Main achievements, distinctions, awards

– Author and co-author of more than 180 publications including 9 monographs and 11 edited volumes

– Author of all-Poland research series “Social Attitudes on Violence in Upbringing”, Commissioner of Children’s Rights 2012-2018

– Main Award Beneficiary in all-Poland Prof. Irena Lepalczyk Contest for the best work in social pedagogy (2009)

– Second degree award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding scientific achievements (2010)

– Individual awards of the Rector of the University of Silesia in Katowice (years 2013-2019, consequently)

– State coordinator in international project: “Non-violent childhoods – moving on from corporal punishment in the Baltic Sea Region”, Children at Risk Unit of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (2017-2018)

– Reviewer in the proceeding of the Honoris Causa Doctorate of Marta Santos Pais – the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for violence against children (2017)

– Infantis Dignitatis Defensori Medal from the Commissioner of Children’s Rights for the service in children’s rights protection

– Commission of National Education Medal (2009)

– Citizen candidate for the Commissioner of Children’s Rights (2018-2023)

 

Fellowships and study visits

– UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti, Florence, Italy (2017)

– Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain (2018),

– National Institute of Childhood, National Foundation on Society Wellbeing, Malta

– Masaryowa Univerzita, Brno (2015)

– Univerzita Hradec Kralove (2015)

– Western Galilea College, Akko Izrael (2015),

– Australian Centre of Child Protection, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia (2018)

– Columbia University New York, Harriman Institute, New York, USA (2018)

– Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General UN on violence against children, New York USA (2018)

Active participation in international conferences /selected/

Tel Aviv, Izrael (2019); Seattle, USA (2018); New York USA (2018); Stockholm, Sweden (2018, 2016); Ryga, Latvia (2018); Tallin, Estonia (2018); Hague, Holland (2017); Brno, Czech Republic (annually 2009-2017); Valetta, Malta (2016); Florence, Italy ( 2016); Sofia, Bulgary (2016); Amsterdam, Holland (2015); Geneva, Switzerland (2014, 2015), Bern, Switzerland (2012), Turin, Italy (2012)

 

Membership in scientific and editorial boards

– Pedagogika Społeczna Novum

Problemy Opiekuńczo-Wychowawcze

– Chowanna

– Polish Journal of Pedagogical Studies

– Dziecko Krzywdzone

– Niebieska Linia

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