Number 4(35)
Political contexts of childhood



Stworzenie nowoczesnej wersji on-line czasopisma oraz specjalistyczne tłumaczenia, obsługa międzynarodowych baz indeksacyjnych finansowane w ramach umowy 732/P-DUN/2016 ze środków Ministra Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego przeznaczonych na działalność upowszechniającą naukę


About us

„Problemy Wczesnej Edukacji/ Issues in Early Education”, a peer-reviewed journal, was first published in 2005 under the patronage of Polish Pedagogical Association (ISSN 1734-1582; e-ISSN 2451-2230). Initially released as a semi-annual, the journal was turned into a quarterly in 2011, starting from the issue 2011/2(14). The periodical is addressed to academics, educationalists, teacher practitioners, students of social sciences and humanities, and other readers interested in the journal’s thematic content. The scientific and critical articles present for the most part issues related to research on the child, childhood, and early education. The intention of the editorial board is to return to a reflection on early education, going back to sources such as pedagogy, didactics, social pedagogy, the sociology of education, cultural anthropology, pedeutology, and psychology through publishing papers derived from these academic disciplines.

Subsequent issues of IEE are monothematical in character (see Archive). A significant part of the articles is published in English, Slovakian, and Russian. The division of the quarterly into sections ‘Studies and articles’, ‘Narrations and practices’, ‘Reviews and reports’ enables the publication of a wide variety of papers written by both acclaimed and less experienced authors. The international panel of authors guarantees an expanded context for analyses and interpretations, and provides an opportunity for undertaking a dialogue from various research and axiological perspectives.



–Ministry of Science and Higher Education – 14,00
Index Copernicus Value – 71,47


The journal is available online in the following databases:

  • Index Copernicus,
  • The Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL),
  • The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (CEJSH),
  • The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences, (ERIH PLUS),
  • Baz-Hum,
  • Google Scholar.

Subscription information

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tel. 58 523 11 37, tel. kom. 725 991 206

Scientific council

Ľudmila Belásová – Prešovská univerzita (Slovakia),
Brian K. Gran – Case WesternReserve University (USA),
Demetra Evangelou – Purdue University (USA),
Małgorzata Karwowska-Struczyk – Uniwersytet Warszawski (Poland),
Maria Mendel – Uniwersytet Gdański (Poland),
Astrid Męczkowska-Christiansen – Elbląska Uczelnia Humanistyczno-Ekonomiczna (Poland),
Nina-Jo Moore – Appalachian State University (USA),
Roberto Muffoletto – Appalachian State University (USA),
Krystyna Nowak-Fabrykowski – Central Michigan University (USA),
Sharon E. Smaldino – Northern Illinois University (USA),
Andrzej Szklarski – University of Linköping (Sweden),
Piotr Szybek – Lund University (Sweden),
Bogusław Śliwerski – Chrześcijańska Akademia Teologiczna (Poland),
Vlastimil Švec – Masarykova univerzita (Czech Republic),
Barbara Wilgocka-Okoń – Uniwersytet Warszawski (Poland),
Teresa Vasconcelos – Lisbon Polytechnic (Portugal),
Małgorzata Żytko – Uniwersytet Warszawski (Poland).


Dorota Klus-Stańska (redaktor naczelny)
Marzenna Nowicka (zastępca redaktora naczelnego)
Grażyna Szyling (sekretarz redakcji)
Alina Kalinowska (redaktor tematyczny)
Małgorzata Kowalik-Olubińska (redaktor tematyczny)
Agnieszka Nowak-Łojewska (redaktor tematyczny)
Wojciech Siegień (redaktor tematyczny)
Małgorzata Dagiel (redaktor językowy: język polski)
Martin Blaszk (redaktor językowy: język angielski)
Edward Maliszewski (redaktor językowy: język angielski)
Paweł Atroszko(redaktor statystyczny)
Cezary Kurkowski (redaktor działu promocji)


List of Reviewers in 2016

Zdzisław Aleksander – Ateneum – Szkoła Wyższa w Gdańsku/Ateneum – University in Gdansk (Poland)
Maria Czerepaniak-Walczak – Uniwersytet Szczeciński/The University of Szczecin (Poland)
Mirosława Dziemianowicz – Dolnośląska Szkoła Wyższa we Wrocławiu/University of Lower Silesia (Poland)
Stanisław Dylak – Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu/Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland)
Ewa Filipiak – Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy/Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz (Poland)
Tomasz Gmerek – Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu/Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland)
Dorota Bogusława Gołębniak – Dolnośląska Szkoła Wyższa we Wrocławiu/University of Lower Silesia (Poland)
Brian Gran – Case Western Reserve University (USA)
Agnieszka Gromkowska-Melosik – Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu/Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland)
Anne Greve – Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Norway)
Zdzisława Janiszewska-Nieścioruk – Uniwersytet Zielonogórski/The University of Zielona Góra (Poland)
Ewa Kantowicz – Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie/University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland)
Małgorzata Karwowska-Struczyk – Uniwersytet Warszawski/University of Warsaw (Poland)
Katarzyna Krasoń – Uniwersytet Śląski Katowicach/University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland)
Grażyna Krasowicz-Kupis – Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej w Lublinie/Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (Poland)
Jolanta Kruk – Elbląska Uczelnia Humanistyczno-Ekonomiczna/Elblag University of Humanities and Economics (Poland)
Wiesława Limont – Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu/The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland)
Astrid Męczkowska-Christiansen – Akademia Marynarki Wojennej im. Bohaterów Westerplatte w Gdyni/Polish Naval Academy (Poland)
Mirosława Nowak-Dziemianowicz – Dolnośląska Szkoła Wyższa we Wrocławiu/University of Lower Silesia (Poland)
Krystyna Nowak-Fabrykowski – Central Michigan University (USA)
Joanna Ostrouch-Kamińska – Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie/University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland)
Alex Polonnikow – Беларускі Дзяржаўны Універсітэт/The Belarusian State University (Belarus)
Reda Ponelienė – Šiaulių universitetas/Šiauliai University (Lithuania)
Małgorzata Suświłło – Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie/University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland)
Lucyna Telka – Uniwersytet Łódzki/Univesity of Lodz (Poland)
Danuta Urbaniak-Zając – Uniwersytet Łódzki/Univesity of Lodz (Poland)
Janina Uszyńska-Jarmoc – Uniwersytet w Białymstoku/University of Białystok (Poland)
Vasconcelos Teresa – Lisbon Polytechnic, professor emeritus (Portugal)
Wojcik Teresa – Villanowa University (USA)
Danuta Wajsprych – Olsztyńska Szkoła Wyższa im. Józefa Rusieckiego/Józef Rusiecki Olsztyn University College (Poland)
Agnieszka Weiner – Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomii i Innowacji w Lublinie/University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin (Poland)
Monika Wiśniewska-Kin – Uniwersytet Łódzki/Univesity of Lodz (Poland)
Jolanta Zwiernik – Dolnośląska Szkoła Wyższa we Wrocławiu/University of Lower Silesia (Poland)
Małgorzata Żytko – Uniwersytet Warszawski/University of Warsaw (Poland)

List of Reviewers in 2012
List of Reviewers in 2013
List of Reviewers in 2014
List of Reviewers in 2015
List of Reviewers in 2016


Polish Educational Research Association
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tel. +48 22 318 91 00 w. 249

The University of Gdańsk
ul. Armii Krajowej 119/121, 81-824 Sopot
tel. 58 523 11 37, tel. kom. +48 725 991 206


All authors wishing to contribute to „Issues in Early Education” should send their articles to the editors at this e-mail address, giving the following information about themselves: academic title, place of work (name of educational institution, faculty, department), as well as their e-mail address.
The author of the article needs to attach an Author Declaration (download) in which it is stated that the text is his/her own work and that it does not infringe the rights of a third party, and that it is not being considered for publication anywhere else. In addition to this, in accordance with recommendations laid down by the Ministry of Science and Higher education (MNiSW), relating to the practices of „ghostwriting” and „guest authorship”, the declaration should also state the contributions of each author involved in the creation of the text (giving their affiliation and what they have contributed: information relating to the author of the conception, premise, method and so on). A signed copy of this declaration needs to be sent to the correspondence address of the editors:

„Problemy Wczesnej Edukacji/Issues in Early Education”
Katedra Wczesnej Edukacji UWM
10-725 Olsztyn, ul. Prawocheńskiego 13

or, in the form of a scan to the following e-mail address:

Editorial requirements

Articles should be in text format. Graphs, tables, photographs and illustrations should be
sent as separate files. The maximum length for each text is 14 pages.
The following editorial requirements should be followed for each text submitted:

  • Text – font Times New Roman, size 12, spacing 1.5, standard margins.
  • The introduction to the text should include an abstract (max. 250 words with title) in English, as well as key words (4–7).
  • The bibliography should only include those texts cited in the article (American Standard – MLA / Harvard), giving the surname of the author, the year of publication, in addition to the page number of the cited publication after a colon. This information should be contained in parenthesis, e.g. (Kowalski 2006: 32).
  • When there are two publications by the same author, published in the same year, they should be written in the following way: (Kowalski 2006a; Kowalski 2006b).
  • When the cited publication is by two authors, the surnames of the authors are separated by a comma, e.g.: (Piotrowski, Kowalski 2007). If there are three or more authors, the surname of the first author is given followed by „et al.”, e.g.: (Mills et al. 2006).
  • Footnotes containing comments related to the main text should be placed at the bottom of the page and numbered consecutively.
  • All texts cited by the author in their article should be included in a bibliography given
    at the end of the article. The bibliography should be in alphabetical order and follow the layout given below:For books: surname and initials of the author(s), year of publication in parenthesis, title of the work in italics, full-stop, place of publication, comma, publisher, e.g.:
    Bruner J.S. (2006), Kultura edukacji. Kraków, Universitas.
    Torrance E.P. (1995), Whyfly? A philosophy of creativity. Norwood, Ablex Publishing.
    Kampmann J. (2004), Societalization of Childhood: New Opportunities? New
    Demands? In: H. Brembeck, B. Johansson, J. Kampmann (eds), Beyond
    the Competent Child. Exploring Contemporary Childhoods in the Nordic
    Welfare Societes. Roskilde, Roskilde University Press.

    For articles in journals: surname and initials of the author(s), year of publication in parenthesis, title of the work in italics, full-stop, place of publication, comma, publisher, e.g.:
    Melosik Z. (2008), Edukacja merytokratyczna i społeczne konstrukcje sukcesu
    życiowego. „Problemy Wczesnej Edukacji”, 1(7).
    Corbin J.M. (1998), Alternative interpretations: Valid or not? „Theory and Psychology”,

    For articles from websites surname and initials of the author(s), title of the work in italics, full-stop, date accessed, e.g.:
    Gilliard D., Education in England: a brief history., 07.04.2011.

Reviewing procedure

Texts submitted to „Issues in Early Education” will be subject to a peer review process, the details of which are given at the following address review process. As a first step, every article undergoes formal assessment by the editors, after qualification at this stage it is then passed on to two independent reviewers. Texts are reviewed anonymously and in full confidentiality, following the double-blind review system. The decision to publish articles is dependent on the assessment of the reviewers.
The written review contains the grounds of assessment and suggestions for improvements and the reviewer’s unequivocal proposal regarding the conditions for admission of a research article for publication or for its rejection. Eligibility criteria:

a) conformity with the character of the periodical,
b) compliance with scholarly knowledge,
c) clarity of the lecture,
d) originality,
e) research value.

Authors do not receive payment for the publication of their texts in „Issues in Early Education”. The editors have the right to make minor changes to articles, as well as abridgements, not having any effect upon the overall merit of the content.
The editors would like to inform contributors that the practices of „ghostwriting” and „guest authorship” are against the ethics and practices of scientific inquiry. All examples of such practices will be disclosed and the appropriate bodies informed (the institutions which employ the author, scientific societies, scientific editors). The author takes full responsibility for any article offered for publication.


Number 1
Przedszkole i szkoła w świadomości nauczycieli

Number 2
Między wychowaniem a socjalizacją

Number 3
Sześć lat po wdrożeniu reformy…

Number 4
Dziecko i książka – wielowymiarowość znaczeń

Number 5 i 6
Between knowledge and indoctination, between education and manipulation

Number 7
Students’ abilities / Able students – educational value or unwanted problem at school?

Number 8
In search of alternative solutions for early education

Number 9
Assessment, diagnosis, evaluation in early education

Special issue
Six-year-olds to school – facts, polemics, emotions

Number 10
A qualitative research methodology concerning children and their education

Number 11
Childhood in the horizons of poverty

Number 12
Controversies, questions and new perspectives in early education

Number 13
Early education curricula in europe and the world

Number 14
In search of change of early education: intentions, reality, examples

Number 15
The avant-garde in school and beyond school in early education

Number 16
Competencies of children and their teachers – barriers and support

Number 17
Political contexts of childchood

Number 18
Childhood in cultures and with cultures

Number 19
Children up to three years of age: dilemmas, solutions, and new data

Number 20
The active pupil: from the philosophy of education to the teacher’s practice

Number 21
Awkward topics: taboo in childhood and about childhood

Number 22
Children among people and things

Number 23
The child in the world of numbers and computers. Part I


Editor’s address:
Institute of Pedagogy The University of Gdańsk
80-952 Gdańsk, ul. Bażyńskiego 4
tel. (+48) 58 523 42 05 fax (+48) 58 523 42 58
prof. zw. dr hab. Dorota Klus-Stańska

Corespondence address:
„Problemy Wczesnej Edukacji/Issues in Early Education”
Katedra Wczesnej Edukacji UWM
10-725 Olsztyn, ul. Prawocheńskiego 13