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Minister of National Education. Born on 14 December 1963. Graduate of University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Journalism and Political Science. While still a student, she was an activist of the Independent Students’ Association. She was a contributor of the underground Tygodnik Mazowsze weekly and other independently distributed periodicals.  From 1989, she worked as a journalist of the political section of the Tygodnik Solidarność weekly. In 1992 she was the head of reportage section of the Konfrontacje monthly. In the same year she started her career at Express Wieczorny daily, where she held various positions including the deputy head of national news and reportage section and the head of reportage section. Throughout her career as a journalist her area of interest  was, among others, investigative journalism; she was also a foreign correspondent (e.g in Bosnia and Chechnya). From 1996 she worked at national news and political section of the Wprost weekly. Since 2000, she was the head of business section of the Nowe Państwo weekly. In the years 2001-2004 she was the first assistant to the editor-in-chief of the Przyjaciółka weekly. In 2005, she became the Mayor of Warsaw’s commissioner for women and family. On 17 November 2005 she took the position of undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, taking over, among others, competence of the Government’s Plenipotentiary for Equal Status of Women and Men. On 13 August 2007, when the coalition between Law and Justice party (PiS), League of Polish Families party (LPR) and Self-Defence party (Samoobrona) broke up, she became the minister of labour and social policy.  She held that position until 16 November 2007, that is until her successor in Donald Tusk’s government was sworn in. Earlier on, in the same year, she was elected Member of Parliament, as PiS’s top-of-the list candidate in the Łódź region, with 41,171 votes. On 26 April 2010 she became campaign chief of staff for PiS presidential candidate, Jarosław Kaczyński. On 5 November 2010, by decision of the Political Committee of PiS, she was expelled from the party together with Elżbieta Jakubiak. On 16 November 2010, together with several PiS politicians she established an association Poland Comes First (PJN). She was elected the president of the group. On 23 November a parliamentary club bearing the same name was formed, headed by Joanna Kluzik-Rostkowska. She continued to lead the association until Paweł Kowal was elected its president (4 June 2011) at the party’s first congress. On 13 June 2011 she resigned from her membership of the party and the parliamentary club, starting her collaboration with the Civic Platform (PO). On 28 June she was accepted into the party’s parliamentary club. In the parliamentary election, she became the leader of PO’s list of MP candidates in the Rybnik region, and became elected MP with 22,418 votes. She represents Polish parliament in the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and she’s the head of Polish-Afghan parliamentary group. She worked in the Sejm’s committee for social and family policy and in the foreign affairs committee. Married, with 3 children: Marysia, Kasia and Józio.

Director of the Educational Research Institute and the leader of the project Quality and Effectiveness of Education - Strengthening of Institutional Research Capabilities. A graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology’s Department of Precision Mechanics (1977), he started his research work at the Institute of Aviation in Warsaw (1980-1984). In 1984 he earned his master’s degree  in sociology from the University of Warsaw and, from 1984 onward, he was affiliated with the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN). Having received his PhD degree, (1992) in the years 1994-1995 he completed an individual course of study as a Kosciuszko Foundation scholarship holder at Cornell University and at Harvard University (Center for European Studies, Department of Government). In 2005 he was awarded a postdoctoral degree in Humanities, while being the head of the Research Group on Sociology of Politics and Economy at PAN. Since 1999 he has been the coordinator for the Polish part of the international research programme PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment). In 2005 he established the Research Group on Interdisciplinary Studies on education at IFiS PAN, as part of which he organized,  in August 2007, an expert group that developed guidelines for the new core curriculum. In 2008 he took part in the Ministry of National Education’s project aim to develop the new core curriculum.

For 20 years now, a lecturer at the University of Oulu and at the University of Eastern Finland. Most of her students specialised in teacher education, although her recent work focuses on a programme of competence building in education and adult education. Her PhD thesis from 1993 dealt with issues related to curriculum development, and ever since she was awarded her postdoctoral degree, her research focus has been on development of teachers' pedagogical thinking, pedagogical use of educational technologies in primary schools, pedagogical ethics and developmental assessment. The list of her publications features over 240 articles and monographs. Her most popular papers include academic publications Good, Bad Evaluation and Pedagogical Ethics as a Map and Compass for Teachers. Professor Atjonen holds positions in research councils, magazines and scientific societies. She is a member of the University of Eastern Finland’s research council and research ethics committee. More info at https://wiki.uef.fi/x/pAvE

Academic teacher, professor, since 2007 he has been the national project manager of TALIS (Teaching and Learning International Survey).  Long-standing employee of the Educational Research Institute  and the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of the University of Bialystok where he held (or still holds) various academic positions: the head of a research unit, the head of department and a deputy dean for education (in the years 2005 – 2012). His main research focus is the broadly defined educational policy, determinants of education and its organization. He took part in international research projects such as Problematyka małych szkół w Polsce (Problems of Small Schools in Poland), Education for All, Upowszechnienie szkoły średniej (Making Secondary School More Accessible), Uwarunkowania osiągnięć szkolnych gimnazjalistów (Determinants of Academic Achievement of Lower Secondary School Students).

Senior Research Analyst in the Teacher Research Unit of the Educational Research Institute. Psychologist, researcher, soft skills coach, psychotherapist. Graduate of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw (social psychology, clinical psychology) and of a PhD interdisciplinary course in social science at the Institute for Social Studies (University of Warsaw). Author of papers on the system of education, particularly on teachers, and publications on psychosocial aspects of functioning of people with reduced mobility.

Sociologist, Senior Research Analyst in the Teacher Research Unit of the Educational Research Institute, PhD student at the University of Warsaw’s Institute for Social Studies. At IBE she focuses on issues related to the functioning of schools in their local environment and she coordinates Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) in Poland. Since 2004 she has been leading research and analysis projects and implementation projects both in non-governmental and commercial sectors, in the area of social economics, social dialogue, labour market, local communities and NGOs.

Leader of Teacher Research Unit of the Educational Research Institute, doctor of sociology, graduate of interdepartmental interdisciplinary PhD course at the University of Warsaw’s Robert B. Zajonc Institute for Social Studies, lecturer (adiunkt) at the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences of the Academy of Special Education in Warsaw. Her academic interests focus on the sociology of education, especially on teachers, system of education and higher education, PhD studies, academic career development, international mobility of students and scientists as well as the issue of gender sociology. Author and co-author of many publications.

Senior school inspector of the Education Office (Kuratorium Oświaty) in Białystok, expert on teacher career development, Head of Special Olympics Poland – Podlaskie region. Professional interests: evaluation of schools and educational facilities, education of students with disabilities. Author of publications: Podstawa programowa – drogowskazem do tworzenia oferty edukacyjnej szkoły in: Jakość edukacji. Dane i wnioski z ewaluacji zewnętrznych prowadzonych w latach 2012-2013 edited by Grzegorz Mazurkiewicz and Anna Gocłowska, Cracow, 2014 and Ewaluacja zewnętrzna. Poradnik wizytatora publication edited by Anna Gocłowska, Warsaw. 2014.

Principal of Public Primary School no. 23 in Radom, member of the Management Board of the Nationwide Association of Educational Executives (OSKKO), coach in the Era Ewaluacji [era of evaluation] project, expert of the Ministry of National Education and the Centre for Education Development (ORE), since 2009 the initiator and moderator of the Radom Forum of Principals (Radomskie Forum Dyrektorów), regular collaborator of the Radom division of Mazovian Local Government Centre for Teacher Training (Mazowieckie Samorządowe Centrum Doskonalenia Nauczycieli). Professional interests: educational law, evaluation at school, working in multicultural classes. Co-author of publications: Poradnik dla dyrektora szkoły podstawowej. Ramowe plany nauczania. 27 March 2012, ORE, Warsaw. Author of articles on educational law and Romani related topics.

He works at the Institute of Public Affairs of the Jagiellonian University’s Faculty of Management and Communication. He is the head of the Department of Education Management. He gained his professional experience in various education related institutions. He is a sociologist, he also graduated in education management at Ohio State University, USA. He is the project coordinator of the Program Wzmocnienia Efektywności Systemu Nadzoru Pedagogicznego i Oceny Jakości Pracy Szkoły (programme for increasing the efficiency of the pedagogical supervision system and of a school quality evaluation), which is aimed to change the educational supervision system in Poland, and the project manager for Przywództwo i zarządzanie w oświacie - opracowanie i wdrożenie systemu kształcenia i doskonalenia dyrektorów szkół/placówek (Leadership and management in education – development and implementation of a system for training and improvement for principals of schools/educational facilities). He was in charge of various projects related to equal opportunities, intercultural education, management, local education policy shaping, quality evaluation surveys regarding educational facilities, development of quality assurance systems and teacher improvement systems. He took part, as a researcher and expert, in international projects regarding adult education, decentralising management systems, active teaching methods. When investigating education and the methods to improve educational processes, he looks at them from the broadest perspective possible, based on the assumption that a change in education is impossible without a social change. The focus of his academic inquiry is educational leadership, educational policy, management in education, quality of education, equal educational opportunities, intercultural education and teacher attitudes and behaviours. In his teaching work his focus is on leadership, issues related to education in global context and the use of action research in the public sphere. His students take part in research and programmes in which he is involved. His most noteworthy publications include: Edukacja i przywództwo. Modele mentalne jako bariery rozwoju, Cracow: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2012; Przywództwo edukacyjne. Odpowiedzialne zarządzanie edukacją wobec wyzwań współczesności, Cracow: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2011; Educational leadership with eyes and hearts wide open, in: Townsend, T.  MacBeath, J. (ed.) International Handbook on Leadership for Learning, New York: Springer, 2011.

Principal of Public School Complex in Radów Mały, advisor, trainer, coach. For many years she has been managing many innovative teaching and educational projects. She is constantly in search of the best organisational and managerial solutions in the field of education to show that school, just like other services, can work efficiently and effectively. Through implementation of the many innovative solutions of her own, she has managed to build a school with outstanding ambitions and working methods whose results benefit students and the entire educational community. Academic achievements of her school have come to be widely studied and copied and have even become focus of academic inquiry. She shares her professional achievements not only with principals and teachers but also with local government officers from the West Pomeranian, Pomeranian and Greater Poland provinces. On a daily basis, she works closely with centres of teacher training in Szczecin, Stargard Szczeciński, Warsaw and Poznań. For many years she has organized teaching staff educational meetings on how to use "designed educational opportunities" (Projektowane Okazje Edukacyjne) in a traditional school, how to apply imaginative education as a way to ensure success for both student and teacher. She has presented, on many occasions, the school’s work and achievements at conferences, seminars and meetings of different kinds. For school principals who show interest, she provides counselling and coaching. She assists schools in their development, by helping them develop multiannual programs and custom-made solutions to support principals, teachers and students in their efforts. She helps create school as a place of work and learning that is friendly to all. Co-author of the publication Za progiem. Jak rozwija się dziecko i co z tego wynika dla nauczyciela klasy IV (July 2012, Warsaw) and of the paper Leonardo Pracownie Twórczości na zlecenie Fundacji Kaszubskie Słoneczniki (June 2014).

Sociologist, evaluator and coach. Senior Researcher and Analyst at the National and International Relations Unit at the Educational Research Institute. In the years 2002-2014, member of research groups and evaluator of projects ran by NGOs, public administration and some community initiatives. Since 2009, a member of the team implementing the programme for increasing the efficiency of the pedagogical supervision system and of school quality evaluation. Polish representative at the European Policy Network on School Leadership (EPNoSL).

Deputy Director for Academic Affairs at the Business School of Warsaw University of Technology, member of Educational Research Institute’s Early Education Unit. Olaf Żylicz combines academic activity with work for the business sector. For over a decade now he has been teaching psychology at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities. Currently, he is the deputy director of the Business School of Warsaw University of Technology and an employee of the Educational Research Institute. He is a member of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education’s Committee for Evaluation of Scientific Units. The focus of his research is human moral functioning and psychology of organisations. He is particularly interested in the issues related to guilt, conditions for reconciliation between communities, typologies of morality and religiousness, leadership concepts and professional ethics. For over a decade now he has been a trainer, mainly for top management. He is also a certified coach and business consultant.

Employee of the Educational Research Institute’s Teacher Research Unit. He studied sociology and graduated with honours from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw majoring in Social Clinical Psychology. Quantitative data analyst with several years of experience, mainly in marketing studies. He has teaching experience (psychometrics, SPSS) and for several years now, he has been running a private psychotherapy practice, following the existential approach. He likes walking through the streets of Warsaw and reading non-fiction.

Sociologist, senior specialist for research and analysis in the Teacher Research Unit of the Educational Research Institute. Graduate of sociology at the University of Warsaw and maths at Univeristé Paris 13. She has 9 years of professional experience in social and marketing research - her responsibilities covered coordination of numerous projects in fields such as civic participation, NGOs, communication via the Internet. At IBE Ms Przewłocka is involved in social relations at school, safety of students and conducts analyses associated with the teaching profession.

Teacher of History in the 2nd Community High School in Warsaw, expert for the Ministry of National Education in substantive and educational assessment of history textbooks, senior specialist for research and analysis in IBE Subject Teaching Unit, expert for the CEB, reviewer of educational materials published by the Public Education Bureau at the Institute of National Remembrance. Professional interests: contemporary history, Warsaw studies, teaching of history, psychology. Author of numerous publications.

Economist, social and educational activist. Co-founder and vice president of the Centre for Civic Education Foundation.  Since 1994, the Foundation has been involved in promoting civic knowledge, skills and attitudes and supporting schools in efficient and modern education. Co-author of educational programs, including: Civic Education in the School of Local Government, Excellent School 2.0, Excellent P.E. classes, Traces of the past, Young voters, Film library at school. Action, Young Entrepreneurs, Election guide; textbooks on social science and entrepreneurship, as well as methodological and training publications. Educational expert, co-organizer of international cooperation schemes: Networking European Citizenship Education and International Civic Education Exchange. Awarded with Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta in recognition of her involvement in promoting civil society.

Member of the Parents’ Council of Primary School No. 65 in Warsaw, lawyer specializing in local government issues. His interests include: social policy with particular emphasis on educational policy.

History teacher at the Stanisław Noakowski Secondary Technical School of Architecture and Construction in Warsaw; currently working on her PhD at the Institute of History of the University of Warsaw. As a teacher she seeks practical methods that activate and engage students, allowing them to "live through" the history, at least partially. She takes great pleasure in implementing historical projects along with her students. Together they are involved in making historical films as well as taking part in urban games. As a doctoral student Ms Warda’s interests lie in the history of cities and the middle class in the late Middle Ages

Coordinator of the project on teachers’ training run by the Centre for the Development of Education. Previously, for many years, employed at the Centre for Civic Education. Responsible for educational schemes such as Young citizens get involved, Traces of the past, I'll tell you about free Poland, Film library at school.  The author of educational programmes and teaching materials. Sociologist, graduate of the Institute of Applied Social Sciences, specializing in animation of local activities.

Polish languge teaching expert, works at the Educational Research Institute, Polish Language Section; The National Library, Institute of Books and Readership. She devoted her professional interests to sociology of culture, sociology of youth and education. Her interests include popular culture and literature, sociology of everyday life, changes in contemporary lifestyles and forms of participation in culture, especially under the influence of the Internet and new media, whether or not contemporary lifestyles leave any room for book reading, especially among young people, readership research methodology. Author of a number of publications.

Researcher and analyst of the Polish Language Section at the Educational Research Institute. Professional interests: educational research, teaching Polish language, and literature.

History teacher with MA in history. He worked for Gdansk Autonomous Schools. Currently employed as a teacher for Monnet International School, where he teaches one of the IBO programmes - Middle Years Programme. Since 2010 member of the History Section of the Educational Research Institute. He participated in preparation of the IBE Report on State of Education in 2010; co-author of the book Umiejętności złożone w nauczaniu historii i przedmiotów przyrodniczych (2010) (Complex skills in teaching history and natural sciences) and an article Jak sprawdzane jest myślenie chronologiczne (How to monitor the chronological way of thinking) (2012). Author of tasks published in the Teaching Tools Database of the Educational Research Institute. Co-author and lecturer in workshops on the history of Poland for foreign teachers of history.

Historian, member of the History Section Laboratory of the Educational Research Institute. Author of the tasks in the Teaching Tools Database, a doctoral student at the Institute of History, University of Warsaw, civics and history teacher.

Works at the Science Section of  of the Educational Research Institute. Biologist, graduated from the Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw and earn his PhD from the M. Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology. His research interests are primarily development and verification of the effectiveness of multiple choice tasks to measure competence in natural sciences. Co-author of natural sciences textbook for primary schools.

Senior specialist for research and analysis in the Subject Teaching Unit the Educational Research Institute. Professional interests: teaching of foreign languages in school environment, design of research instruments to measure linguistic achievement, processing and analysis of speech in a foreign language, the influence of prosody on language acquisition. Author of numerous publications on foreign language teaching.

Leader of the Team of Detailed Didactics and the History Laboratory in the Educational Research Institute. Historian, habilitated doctor, professor of the Warsaw University, long-term employee of the History Institute at the University of Warsaw, author of textbooks and teaching aids for teachers. In the years 2007 -2008, she was in charge of the ensemble preparing the syllabus for history and social studies. Since 2010 she has been heading the History Team working in the project: Surveying quality and effectiveness of education and institutionalization of research facilities, whose main aim is development of didactics of history and examining introduction of a new syllabus for schools as well as teaching tools to be used by a teacher to work with a student.

Chemist, didactician and teacher, head of the Chemistry Didactics Institute at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, the chairman of the Didactic Section of the Polish Chemical Association, tutor of many master's and doctoral candidates. Author of modern textbooks, multimedia teaching aids and non-typical methodological materials. She conducts classes educating future teachers and postgraduate studies for professionally active teachers, computer workshops and seminars with an interactive whiteboard, demonstrations of chemical experiments and science festivals. She collaborates with many scientific centres in Poland and abroad, propagating new information technologies supporting teaching. She participates in EU projects whose products and research findings are to serve Polish schools. Member of many editorial teams. Selected publications: Ciekawa chemia [Curious chemistry], WSiP, Warsaw 2009; Po prostu chemia [Simply chemistry], WSiP, Warsaw 2012; Elektroniczne rozwiązania wspomagające naukę chemii w gimnazjum i szkole ponadgimnazjalnej [Electronic solutions supporting learning chemistry in secondary and high school], [in:] Morbitzer J., Musiał E. (ed.) Człowiek Media Edukacja [Human, Media, Education], Ed. UP, Krakow 2012; Multimedialny Leksykon Eksperymentów Chemicznych [Multimedia Lexicon of Chemical Experiments], Adam Mickiewicz University-NCN, Poznań-Warsaw 2012; e -podręcznik, czyli nowa jakość w polskim szkolnictwie? [e-textbook - new quality in Polish education?], Informatyka w edukacji [Computer science in education], Toruń 2013; Miejsce i rola podręczników elektronicznych w nowym systemie kształcenia, Edukacja jutra, [Place and role of electronic textbooks in the new education system, Education of tomorrow] Zakopane 2013; IT as a manner of Developing scientific Thinking, e-Learning & Lifelong Learning, monograph Scientific editor E. Smyrnova-Trybulska, 2013; Polish Education Reform and resulting Changes In Process of Chemical Education, Chemistry Education and Sustainability In the Global Age, Wyd. Springer, Rome 2012

Organizer of the Academic Didactics Conference at the University of Gdańsk, member of the Faculty Team for Education Quality, expert the project related to entrepreneurial education at secondary schools In Business – Lessons of Entrepreneurship. Professional interests: training academic teachers, role  of a teacher in a contemporary school, gamification in education and biology of plants, taxonomy of orchidaceae.

Member of the Team of Bolonia Experts until completion of the work of ZEB 31.12.2013, currently at the disposal of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In ZEB, responsible for cooperation with the high school environment. Organizer of many seminars for teenagers, teachers and management staff of high schools and school system administration. Expert of the Ministry of Education for assessment of school textbooks. Dean's Representative at the Faculty of Humanities at the Pedagogical University of Krakow for Education Quality. Professional interests: ancient history with particular focus on transformations of the 4th – 6th century AD, didactics of teaching history, didactics of a university-level school, didactics of commemoration places, work with Polish and German young people as part of academic and school exchange. Author and co-author of numerous publications, among others: Zagraniczna i zewnętrzna polityka afrykańskiego państwa Wandalów [Foreign and external policy of the African state of Vandals]., Wydawnictwo Naukowe WSP, Krakow 1994, pp. 276; Germanie w służbie zachodniorzymskiej w V w. n.e., Studium prosopograficzne [Germans at West Roman Service in the 5th century AD, a prosopographic study]. Wydawnictwo Naukowe Akademii Pedagogicznej, Kraków 2001, pp. 518; Kingdom Swebów [Kingdom of Suebi] – regnum in extremitate mundi, Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego, Krakow 2011, pp. 396 + 12 pages of maps and illustrations; W rodzinie, w Polsce, w Europie. Program przedmiotu historia i społeczeństwo dla klas IV – VI szkoły podstawowej. [In family, in Poland, in Europe. Syllabus for history and social studies for 4th-6th grades of primary school.] Janina Mazur, Marek Wilczyński, Zdzisław Noga, Bogdan Baran., Wydawnictwo Szkolne PWN, Warszawa 1999, pp. 22.; History. Ludzie i epoki [People and ages] , 1st grade, Textbook for high school, profiled high school and vocational secondary school, Znak dla Szkoły, Krakow 2002 (Ancient times – p. 1-189);  - edition 2. taking account of suggestions of teachers of 2005, edition 3. related to the adaptation to the actual syllabus of 2008; Historisches Denken als Methode zum Abbau der Vorurteile In den polnisch – deutschen Beziehungen, Bürger Europas - Tschechen – Polen – Deutsche, Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2001, p. 16 – 29; Programs for education of historians in the light of National Qualification Framework. (written with Stanisław Roszak) KLIO. Magazine devoted to the history of Poland and common history; PL ISSN 1643-8191, vol. 21 (2) 2012, p. 31–56.

Head of the Institute of Polish Philology and Life-long Education in the Institute of Applied Polish Philology at the University of Warsaw; Chairman of the Rector's Team for Teachers' Education at the University of Warsaw; Dean's Representative at the Faculty of Polish Philology at the University of Warsaw for Education Quality. Professional interests: Polish literature of the 20th and the 21st century, didactics and methodology of secondary schools. Selected publications: Zwierz-człek-upiór. Wokół twórczości Tadeusza Konwickiego [Beast-man-phantom. On the works of Tadeusz Konwicki], in: Nikt nie chciał być młodym. Dzieciństwo i dorastanie w twórczości Tadeusza Konwickiego [Nobody wanted to be young. Childhood and adolescence in the works of Tadeusz Konwicki] (collection of articles), Warsaw 2006; Rzecz pamięci [The issue of memory], in: Zabawy pożyteczne prozą [Useful plays in prose], scientific edition by Ewa Bem-Wiśniewska, Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Warsaw 2010; Literatura polska XX wieku – w poszukiwaniu kanonu [Polish literature of the 20th century - in search of the canon], w: Europejski kanon literacki [European literary canon]. Dylematy XXI wieku [Dilemmas of the 21st century], scientific edition by Elżbieta Wichrowska, Warsaw 2012.

President of the Polish Teachers Union. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy and History of the University of Łódź. He worked as a teacher, deputy headmaster of a school and then in the years 1988–1995, he was the headmaster in the Complex of Vocational Schools in Skierniewice. He graduated also from postgraduate studies in history, as well as marketing and management. In 1994 he was elected vice president of the Chief Board of the Polish Teachers Union. Since 1998 he has been the president of ZNP. For years he has been participating in works of the Trilateral Commission. He is the Chairman of the Problem Team of TK for public services. He actively participates in the works of the international union movement. He initiated many union and social campaigns including, among others, Pact for Education, Educational Round Table, campaign to defend public education"Do not let them ruin our school", campaign for granting compensatory benefits to teachers. Participant of strikes of school employees in 1992 and 1993 and leader of strikes in 1999, 2007 and 2008 and numerous protest campaigns and demonstrations organized by ZNP. In 2001 he presented in the Sejm a draft civil legislative initiative concerning wages of teachers (amendment to the Teacher's Charter Act, under which ZNP collected ca. 600 thousand signatures). In 2008 he presented in the Sejm a draft civil legislative initiative concerning popularization of kindergarten education. In 2010 he again in the civil movement for the draft legislative initiative on kindergarten education. Involved in numerous actions to improve the situation of school employees, increase of expenses on education and improvement in the quality of education. In a public debate, he defends Polish teachers against charges, according to which education in Poland loses its quality due to the alleged privileges of this professional group. He indicates, on the other hand, that the main problem of the Polish school are too high savings from public funds related to it. Together with the representatives of ZNP, he represents the Union during payroll negotiations with the Ministry of Education. In the educational environment he acts as a leader and a commentator of educational events.

Expert in project: Leadership and management in education, coach in project: Program of strengthening pedagogical supervision system pedagogical and evaluation of school work quality. Professional interests: evaluation of school work, educational leadership, the process of learning.

Deputy Minister of Education in the government of Jerzy Buzek, responsible for preparation of specific solutions of educational reform, editor of Biblioteczka Reformy [Reform Library] (40 books were released). Author of articles on educational topics and books: Rzecz o reformie edukacji [On reform of education] (2001) and Rzecz o reformowaniu edukacji, czyli... a to Polska właśnie [On reforming education - and that is Poland] (2005). Currently, chairman of the Section of Education in NSZZ "Solidarność" of the Gdańsk Region.

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