Tentative plan for the 14th UNESCO/ Janusz Korczak Chair
International Summer School 2021
“The road to social inclusion”
at The Maria Grzegorzewska University (APS)
Coming from diverse backgrounds and a multitude of countries, we will share knowledge about the roots of social inclusion (regional and national roots).
We will introduce the pioneer of special education in Poland, Maria Grzegorzewska (1888-1967), who is also a founder of our University and a powerful voice for rights of children and adults with disabilities. We welcome contributions from participants related to similar figures in their countries or regions.
We will also focus on Janusz Korczak’s contribution (1878-1942) to the development of children’s rights and childhood studies. Once again, we welcome input from participants about champions of children’s rights in their regions.
Furthermore, we will work together within the interdisciplinary field, to diagnose current advancements in social inclusion around the world and we aim to identify and develop beacons for the future within the field of social inclusion.
During the International Summer School 2021, we will share knowledge of modern research tools and methodological advancements in the field. We will tailor the workshops and lectures to the needs of the participants. We also hope to immerse our visitors in the rich culture and history of Poland and introduce them to Warsaw, the city of Korczak.
The call is open to practitioners, academics, researchers, doctoral and MA students with passion for social inclusion. To apply, one should prepare a manuscript about social inclusion in your respective country or region, with a particular focus on 3 aspects:
- historic roots and main figures for inclusion
- the current situation, influence of local and international policy
- the way forwards
The paper may also discuss barriers to social inclusion and ideas for the overcoming of such obstacles.
The UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair International Summer School operates under the patronage of the Polish Commission for UNESCO and a number of bursaries will be available to scholars in an open and transparent procedure. If successful, you will be expected to spend 30 days in Warsaw, which is the condition for allocation of the bursary. The bursary is 2200 PLN in total, and it is meant to help cover all your expenses including accommodation, subsistence, health insurance and your visa. How else can we help in organizing your stay? We offer a letter that may support your VISA application. We may suggest places to stay. If you receive a bursary, we will not charge you any fees for participation in the summer school 28.06-09.07.
Conditions for applying for a bursary: your country is a lower income country (B or C), with category C being a priority*; you already have a degree, at least an MA or PhD – electronic copies of diplomas should be sent for us to verify. You need to send us the application form, the letter of support from an established academic, a scan of your highest degree certificate and the paper that you wish to contribute.
If you are self-funded or funded by your institution, the participation fee is 1200 PLN (approx. 285 euro). The fee covers: academic, research and cultural activities. The fee does not cover your accommodation, subsistence, health insurance or visa.
COVID-19 Pandemic situation provisions
Due to the dynamic situation related to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have also prepared an alternative plan, where part of the summer school may take place online. In such an instance, the fee will be significantly reduced and completely waved for lower income countries. The list of lower income countries (B and C*) can be found here: *https://www.isa-sociology.org/en/membership/table-of-economies-by-category
Expressions of interest:
A few words about our University, established in 1922 in Warsaw, the city of Korczak
Our university is a hub of social sciences, education and special pedagogy. In the last 100 years we have taught 35 specializations at our University, employed 2 000 academic teachers and graduated 24 000 alumni. Our University is audited and accredited by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. We process doctoral, post-doctoral and professorial titles. The scope of our research reflects the interdisciplinary character of social sciences and it includes: pedagogy, special education, social education, art education, social prevention and social work, philosophy, sociology and psychology. Our Interdisciplinary Doctoral School teaches social sciences: psychology, pedagogy and sociology. PhD candidates are recruited once a year in an open competition. There are no tuition fees and doctoral candidates receive a special bursary. The aim of the doctoral school is to support the personal and professional development of researchers on their way to scientific independence.
The UNESCO/Janusz Korczak Chair in Social Pedagogy was established in 2004 and
since 2006, every year the Chair organizes International UNESCO/ Janusz Korczak Summer Schools. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org