The topics tackled in the articles are related to the global discourse over the temporal multidimensionality of modern society and the condition of modern man, who is living in a multisignificant and ambivalent global reality, destined to seek his own place in a constantly reconstructed multicultural world. The global cultural ecumene determines also the unconventional reflection upon education within the global condition. The contemporary discourse on the quality of education that includes the diversity in socio-cultural contexts of the changes occuring in the world today should favor, in our opinion, the ability to plan schooling actions in order to shape and develop a world society. Thus a sine qua non condition of it will be the understanding of the nature of the transformation taking place in the educational sphere. The texts included in the particular volumes should be a starting point for a reflection and an invitation to a discussion on the partictipation of individuals on the global culture, with a special emphasis on the remarks on the necessary evaluation of education in the global condition. The journal's scope is therefore to deliver a significant scientific insight into the most important current and historical aspects of the ongoing socio-cultural transformation of western societies. This aim is being reflected by the careful selection of the published articles which show a wide range of topics tackled. These topics also reflect the tendeciencies visible in modern surroundings which might influence the future of education. The educational context is here taken as the starting point for further inquiry in specific fields of human sciences. This step is regarded by the editorial board as fundamental to the possibility of diagnosing the state of the world from the standpoint of such disciplines like pedagogy for example. The pedagogical eye is regarded not just as a set of methodological tools and theories, but rather as a particular perspective shared not just by educational researchers per se, but also representatives of other disciplines interested in the human nature and the ability to learn.
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Agnieszka Cybal-Michalska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Jarema Drozdowicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Bożena Kanclerz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Maria Mucha, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Małgorzata Grzywacz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Daria Hejwosz-Gromkowska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Agnieszka Gromkowska-Melosik, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Witold Jakubowski, University of Wrocław, Poland
Barbara Jankowiak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Ewa Karmolińska-Jagodzik, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Karolina Kuryś-Szyncel, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Jerzy Luty, Natural Sciences University of Wrocław, Poland
Zbyszko Melosik, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Janice Myck-Wayne, California State University, USA
Joanna Ostrouch-Kamińska, Warmia & Mazury University in Olsztyn, Poland
Magdalena Piorunek, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Isadora Saez-Rosenkranz, University of Barcelona, Spain
Winfried Schubarth, University of Potsdam, Germany
Andreas Seidel, University of Potsdam, Germany
Dorota Smetanová, Komensky University in Bratislava, Slovakia
Kristin K. Stang, California State University, USA
Lidia Suchanek, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Waldemar Segiet, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Cristina Maria Coimbra, Vieira University of Coimbra, Portugal
Katarzyna Waszyńska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Eva Zamojska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Alena Valisova, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Agata Matysiak-Błaszczyk, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Katarzyna Kabacińska-Łuczak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Marianna Waters, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Mirosław Krzyśko, Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, Poland
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Kowalski, J. (2014a). Ekonomia. Warszawa: PWN.
Kowalski, J. (2014b). Makroekonomia. Warszawa: PWN.
Nowak, A. (2010). Podstawy ekonomii. Szczecin: XYZ Publishing House
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Kowalski, B. (ed.). (2015). Œwiat ekonomii. Wroc³aw: XYZ Publishing House
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Nowak, A. (2010). Struktury rynkowe. W: J. Kowalski. B. Wiœniewski (eds.), Mikroekonomia (p. 13-26). Szczecin: ABC Publishing House.
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Nowak, A., Kowalski, J. B., Wiœniewski, Z. (2014). Title of the article. Name of the journal, number of the journal (number of the volume), p. 26-38.
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