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Anna Odrowaz-Coates

Anna Odrowaz-Coates
Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw, Poland · Social Pedagogy Department, Institute of Educational Studies

dr hab. Prof. APS, PhD
Planning May/June 2022 UNESCO International Summer School in Warsaw.

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July 2016 - present
Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
July 2016 - October 2016
Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw, Poland
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2008 - present
The Maria Grzegorzewska University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
October 2002 - January 2005
University of Gdansk
Field of study
  • Social Politics
October 2000 - October 2002
Gdansk University of Technology
Field of study
  • Public Relations
September 1997 - May 2002
University of Gdansk
Field of study
  • Sociology

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Publications (74)
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Imprisonment serves as correctional measure to erring individuals and vice perpetrators in the society. It is a key structure for the maintenance of sanity and morality in the human society. It is expected that prisons are transformational structures where culprits are tamed, refined and redefined. In some climes, coming out of prison is not withou...
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This book is the outcome of the UNESCO/Janusz Korczak Chair International Summer School and constitutes an Educational Resource for future UNESCO/Janusz Korczak Chair International Summer Schools. It reflects the social inclusion mission of the Chair and the scientific scholarship within.
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This book is the outcome of the International Conference “Education and the Challenges of the Multicultural World” that took part in January 2021 in Warsaw, in the project cofinanced within the programme of Ministry of the Science and Higher Education of Poland “Excellent Science” (DNK/SP/464866/2020) and the patronage, ESA RN10, ESA RN33 and the P...
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In this paper we claim that gender attitudes towards fatherhood and parental practice, change quicker than attitudes of Polish society towards domestic violence (DV) and gender stereotypes. In the literary review we used an interpretative approach, embedded in Michael Rush’s (2015) theoretical framework, based on the Nordic turn in social policy an...
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The paper is the result of collaboration between seven European universities and covers health, social pedagogy, and special education programs, aimed at the removal of barriers to social inclusion and social participation facing children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The collaboration received funding fro...
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Discourses of childhood and children’s rights in the context of social inclusion Guest Editors: Dr. Ewa Dąbrowa (Maria Grzegorzewska University, Poland), Dr. Cecilia Zsogon (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) Thematic issue June 2022, submissions close by 28 February 2022 We are particularly interested in what language is used in political di...
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The paper contributes to mental health studies of children and youth’s suicide and suicide attempts. Inspired by early sociological concepts such as Durkheim’s contribution to understanding suicide through social anomy, we ran statistical analysis of worldwide suicide rates and tested for correlation between suicide rates amongst children and youth...
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Erasmus is the largest programme in history that supports student mobility in Europe. It improves foreign language skills and the soft skills of participants, enabling immersion in diverse cultures. Moreover, it is viewed as a driver for innovation and social inclusion in higher education , contributing to a rise in the self-esteem, independence an...
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The notion of sustainability is of paramount importance for long-term survival; it is also about keeping up, moving on, and not jeopardizing the future of life on earth or the future itself. It is about tangible strategies for the reproduction and long-term existence of our own species that may be supported by the mundane everyday life practices an...
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This paper contains an introduction to a selection of papers across social sciences and humanities, based on empirical explorations and theoretical conceptualizations. Authors highlight the issues of parental roles, parental styles, child and family positioning in the family and society. The lens of children’s rights and participatory approaches is...
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The article focuses on selected predicators of successful and fulfilling teenage motherhood. It contains analysis of qualitative data, obtained through comprehensive interviews and field notes from social work practice, based on the personal experiences of teenage mothers and a court appointed family curator. Using herstory perspective, it aims to...
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This article is a descriptive review of the historical and theoretical conditions of social pedagogy and social work in Poland. It pertains to the definition, tradition and development of social pedagogy and social work in Poland. Using the insiders’ expert overview of the latter, it identifies the disciplinary boundaries, commonalities and differe...
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Policies for people with disabilities, and specifically those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), have undergone significant changes during the past three decades. Many people with IDD experience social exclusion, which has significant implications for the individual, their family and wider society. Today the focus is on accessi...
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Please distribute this CFP between your networks. We await expressions of interest at unescochair@aps.edu.pl
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The book is part of the UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair’s book series, published under the patronage of the Polish Commission for UNESCO, as an outcome and a resource for the International Summer Schools, organized since 2006, at the Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw, the city of Korczak. This newly edited volume is dedicated to Janusz Korczak’s...
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Continuing the book series published by UNESCO/ Janusz Korczak Chair, we invite contributions for a newly edited volume, dedicated to Janusz Korczak’s heritage and its relevance to current affairs related to COVID-19 pandemic.
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This article draws on chaos theory to critically analyse the recent higher education reforms that have been taking place in Poland. The argument launched in this article aims to show that the reforms are based primarily on neoliberal foundations and to expose the linguistic dominance of the English language in neoliberal settings. The English langu...
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Janusz Korczak PRIZE for GLOBAL SOUTH is a special A stipend programme funded by the Rector of Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw, Poland. In 2020 the stipend covers participation in the 13th UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair International Summer School that will take place at the Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw; 14-18.09.2020 Thematic: "...
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Free for a week in September 2020? Looking to enhance your expertise in children's rights in the Central and Eastern European Children's Rights Centre? Would you like to expand your academic network and visit historic, yet freshly vibrant city of Warsaw? Affordable fee of 120 euro for a certified academic course. See more.... http://www.aps.edu.pl/...
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Weaknesses in the institutional environment of Central Europe challenge the sustainability of economic development. Institutional theory stipulates that institutions drive economic development, and institutions are configured by individual values and practices. The World Governance Indicators, the Corruption Perception Index, and the Doing Business...
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SOCIETY REGISTER 2019 / VOL. 3, NO. 4 EDITED BY ANNA ODROWĄŻ-COATES ISSN: 2544-5502 | DOI: 10.14746/sr
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This introductory article is intended to open the volume of work prepared by the participants of the 12th UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair International Summer School. The participants presented these papers at the RC25 ISA Interim International Conference in Warsaw, entitled: "Language and Society. Research Advances in Social Sciences" (26-27.09.2019),...
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Anna Odrowaz-Coates dives deeply into English language acquisition in Portugal and Poland. With unique empirical data-from questionnaires to qualitative interviews and auto-ethnographic observations-the author reaches different scales and perspectives on the issue. She refuses dualistic or simplistic answers, acknowledging both the empowering and t...
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The papers that focus on children's rights or use CR pedagogical lenses in order to explore both nature and culture and their interplay with the ideals of childcare, children's wellbeing, and children's upbringing will be given priority. Early childhood is of paramount importance for a child's development and later success in life, yet parents oft...
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The conference aims to foster discussion among sociologists, sociolinguists, and other social scientists about the relations between language and society. This edition of the Language and Society. Research Advances in Social Sciences international conference covers two main scopes. The first scope is related to gender and children equality in libe...
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Dear Professor Ambrosewicz-Jacobs, you are an icon for education about the Holocaust in Poland, you are very well regarded abroad and well known for that reason. I will start with some simple questions to get our conversation going. First question: Would you say that there are challenges in the preservation of memory about the Holocaust and challen...
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The paper contains advanced statistical analysis, original methods and a significant contribution to the claim that measurement of reflexivity is possible. It is based on original empirical research using a sample of 334 students from different faculties and educational levels. It utilises a qualitative questionnaire containing a 4-level reflexivit...
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When registering the changes affecting our societies, which undoubtedly have a multidimensional character and occur at different speeds, it is impossible to disregard the issue of education. This is especially true in the context of the discourse focusing on so-called cognitive capitalism, creative industries, intangible work, gig/sharing economy,...
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Professor Norman Davies CMG, FBA, FLSW, FRSL, FRHistS, Honorary Fellow of St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford; Professor Emeritus of UCL-SSEES, an honorary fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge. Until 2012, he was UNESCO Professor at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow. He specializes in history of Europe, with large volume of works dedicated to P...
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In this paper, one will find a discussion, based on the desk analysis of works dedicated to policy refocus towards critical thinking skills and the socio-educational factors relevant to business. It will be argued that critical thinking (CT) capacity is important not only for problem solving but most importantly for overall corporative success and...
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The paper refers to a small fraction of raw data obtained during 50 interviews carried out in Lisbon and in Warsaw in 2017-2018. Through the preliminary interpretative analysis with the use of MAXQDA 2018, a connection between English language and soft power (Nye 2004) was established. 'Soft power' is a political concept, reintroduced in this paper...
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The book "School bullying. Socio-pedagogical analysis of the phenomenon" by A. Tlusciak-Deliowska (2017) is an important theoretical contribution to the field of social pedagogy, social psychology and educational studies. The subject of the analysis - the phenomenon of school bullying - has an enormous impact on people's lives and achievements thro...
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The paper emerges from a children’s rights perspective in order to construct a map of visible advantages, hidden potentials and other positive aspects of welcoming migrant children into societal structure and into globalised economies. It is a theoretical contribution from the field of social sciences, based solely on secondary research data, also...
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The manuscript aims to be a 'picture postcard' of the current social pedagogy landscape, in a Polish academic context. The paper embraces some basic concepts of spatial sociology, to draw a definition of the 'disciplinary edge' within social sciences and also looks provocatively at the boundaries and opportunities posed by being on the edge of the...
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The paper's main aim is to introduce Janusz Korczak's pedagogical legacy to Portuguese readers. His pedagogical narratives are analysed through a lens of international contextuality of his times and of modern times, trying to identify both the universal and the controversial concepts. Korczak's contribution to the development of children's rights a...
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Abstract: The paper comprises a theoretical analysis of the socialization processes embedded in religious faith, which have led to the presentation of research results of a small empirical case study conducted among Polish students in The Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw. The preliminary study was carried out with over 250 respondents, in s...
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Introduction This 7th volume of International Journal of Pedagogy, Innovation and New Technologies, contains 12 papers focused on a number of educational, technological and sociological themes. In this issue, the authors represent universities (in alphabetical order) from Egypt, Germany, Hungary, India, Poland and Ukraine. All of the papers have...
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In this issue, one may find both theoretical and empirical papers, followed by three book reviews. The issue opens with papers in English, which is our target language, followed by papers in Polish. There are papers from authors based in Algeria, India, Iran, UK, USA, Vietnam, Turkey and Poland, who are all social researchers and active observers o...
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The paper contains the original empirical study, based on quantified qualitative questionnaire, containing reflexivity scales - called QRT (Questionnaire to measure the Level of Reflexive Thinking) - developed by Kember et al. (2002) - translated, adjusted, validated and adopted to Polish circumstances. The aim was to compare the reflexivity levels...
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The quote on the front cover comes from Clifford Geertz, "Interpretation of Cultures" 1973 and accompanies the illustration, which is meant to resemble the entanglement of people in different social, educational, ideological, historical, structural, political, economic and symbolic ropes, that have an influence on our place, our world view and our...
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This edited volume about the educational, social and political issues of the globalized world, is a collection of chapters by experienced academics from many different countries that are directly or indirectly entangled in the post-colonial social and economic milieu. The chapters come from Algeria, Ecuador, India, Italy, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pola...
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The paper refers to the benefits and adverse effects associated with the expansion of the English language in Europe, in historical, political and cultural contexts. The findings of the paper are framed by the optics of social pedagogy, critical theory and post-colonial thought. The analysis includes issues of expansion of the English language in E...
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The paper is based on the autobiographical experience of a female academic from Poland, during a long-term research carried out in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2010–2012). Sensitive intercultural ethnographic issues are explored together with ‘gateways’ used to overcome the practical difficulties of field work in this socio-cultural space. The auth...
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The core purpose of the article is to discuss the Polish business leadership style in a wider perspective. It includes a broad literature review that describes management styles in Poland and draws some comparisons to other countries. The essay contains a discussion on ethics in education, business, and political leadership and their connection to...
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The author engages critical media education and norm-critical pedagogy to map out possible methods of critical engagement of students during interpretation of the pedagogical facets of The Boxtrolls (film - 2014). The paper discusses rich analytical material that may be explored by employing The Boxtrolls story. The paper considers the application...
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The article presents the results of a study into gender neutrality in educational policy in Sweden. The empirical data collection took place in September and October in Stockholm, thanks to Erasmus STA programme and Stockholm University. The article is in Polish. Sorry.
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The book Women of the skies. A biographical reflexivity of women serving in the Polish and the British Air Forces, Difin 2016 focuses on the situation of women in military service and their reflexive biographies. The book poses question about environmental, personal and educational factors that affect success of women in military service, which was...
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The present work concerns an anthropological outlook on the political consequences of corporate and economic migration to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and labour market segregation. The complexity of cultural codes and the clash of customs are discussed in the paper, which is based on a two‑year period of sociological field research conducted...
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This article is the result of the joint scientific efforts of the staff of the Social Pedagogy Departmental at the Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education in Warsaw. The authors carry out a multifaceted, interdisciplinary analysis of schools and present selected theoretical frameworks, instrumental in the interpretation and exploration of...
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The present work concerns an anthropological outlook on the political consequences of corporate and economic migration to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and labour market segregation. The complexity of cultural codes and the clash of customs are discussed in the paper, which is based on a two‑year period of sociological field research conducted...
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Inspired by the feminist thoughts of Rosi Braidotti and Donna Haraway, the author of this article endeavours to depict the emerging concept of gender neutrality that has developed in Sweden in recent years. The author uses an interpretative paradigm with a variety of qualitative field research tools, to gain a deeper understanding of how gender neu...
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This is a book in Polish about social inequalities of gender, ethnicity and religion. I carried out qualitative field research, allowing me to ‘immerse’ myself in the socio-cultural space of Saudi Arabia for two years (2010-2012). I followed a research perspective based on constructivism (P. Berger, T. Luckmann). I focused on routine practices of...
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Abstract The case study presented in this article is based on ethnographic materials collated during a two-year field research inside a Western, gated, militarized and isolated compound, situated outside Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The article explores not only the implications of Goffman’s total institution (TI) model in this new setting,...
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The author discusses the "anti-gender" debate initiated by the Catholic Church in Poland, which has proclaimed a deepening crisis of family and society and has accused gender ideology of being responsible. At the end of 2013, a campaign emerged within the Church to undermine gender theories and to put blame on gender theorists for societal flaws. T...
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This article is the result of the joint scientific efforts of the staff of the Social Pedagogy Departmental at the Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education in Warsaw. The authors carry out a multifaceted, interdisciplinary analysis of schools and present selected theoretical frameworks, instrumental in the interpretation and exploration of...
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The social scientists that contributed to this book, look at the educating society, the school, the education systems, inclusive education, religious education, faith relations and community cohesion. These issues are deeply rooted in the idea of children rights and can no longer be discussed without relating to developments in this area. The scien...
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INDEX INTRODUCTION, MICHAŁ KWIATKOWSKI AND ANNA ODROWĄŻ-COATES I. QUANTITATIVE APPROACH IN PEDAGOGY THE FUNCTIONING OF A CAREER BUREAU AT ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS, MIROSŁAW ŻUREK INNOVATION IN LIFELONG LEARNING FOR ADULTS, FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES, JOLANTA RELIGA WORK PEDAGOGY AND THE BURNOUT OF SOCIAL WORKERS, KATA...
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The article is intended to encourage researchers to look into country specific PhD data and the topics chosen for PhD dissertations and initiate an international exchange of news of recent research in education and interrelated disciplines. The article provides an insight into a selection of recently defended PhD theses from pedagogy departments in...
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The author discusses the key factors pertaining to the education levels of men and women, related to their standards of life and well being, in the context of lifelong learning and life expectancy. Firstly, tertiary education is argued to be a liberating factor for women in culturally biased gender power relations. Secondly, higher education is per...
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The purpose of this paper is to discuss subjects pertaining to an ethnographic research, active biography, autobiography, the concept of oral history and the matters of researcher’s objectivity or subjectivity. The analysis will relate to a research carried out in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is still an unexplored field for an in-depth study...
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In the ever changing socio-economic reality, reflexive parenting, oriented at gaining or maintaining certain family status, requires the taking of responsible educational decisions. It is interesting to explore how conscious parents are about the role of education in the process of a social system's reproduction. Amongst middle class parents, a spe...
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Memoirs of the Polish Army Officer (gen. Zygmunt Odrowaz-Zawadzki RIP) from the beginning of the War in the Poznan Army, through escape from German capture, through escape via Romania to France, travel to Palestine and Alexandria, Battle of Tobruk, Italian Campaign (Ancona, Bologna, Monte Cassino) and shelter in Britain and return to communist Pola...

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Hello
www.ijpint.com the International Journal of Pedagogy, Innovation and New Technologies
is interested in publishig your work In the June’s Issue.
please contact me for more info.
No fees, thorough peer review, indexing in CEJSH, EBSCO, Google Scholar, Roads Open Access Directory, PBN and Index Copernicus. IF by Index Copernicus.
I think it is a
very important topic and we wish to expose it to our readers.
best wishes
Anna
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Dear Collegues
I look for publications that suggest that knowledge of a language may be a key to survival i.e. during war and conflict or in other situations. Please guide me to the right sources of information. I value your opinions and recommendations.
thank you
Anna
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Hi,
I look for research participants. 
I look for lecturers and academic staff based in Lisbon,
I also look for English language teachers and parents who have their kids in Lisboa schools.
If you are one of the above please contact me. This will mean a lot to me. My study regards: English language in public sphere in Lisbon and in Portugal.
Thank you for your time.
Anna Coates
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Hi, do you know anything about these series of conferences:
International Conference on Psychology & Language Research
I am tempted by the 6th ICPLR 2018 - International Conference on Psychology & Language Research (Portugal), 24 May – 25 May, 2018-
It can be found on many lists and I thought of applying but they seem to hold too many a year and the organizers seem to be in India, the fee is significant 300 dolars plus 15 dolars admin fee and I am a bit worried whether it is genuine or not. Please help. I feel a bit naive here.
Anna

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ENG: To store photographs and documents from family storage from before the war (officer training in Poznan 1929-1939), escape to France, Palestine, a war campaign in Alexandria, battle of Tobruk, Italy (Ancona, Bologna, Monte Cassino) and initial abode in the UK after the war. PL: Celem jest zebranie materiałów ze zbiorów rodzinnych od czasów szkoły oficerskiej w Poznaniu (1929-1939) poprzez ucieczkę z niewoli do Francji, przez Palestynę do Aleksandrii, bitwa o Tobruk, Włochy (Ankona, Bolonia, Monte Cassino) i początkowy zamieszkanie w Wielkiej Brytanii po wojnie.
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ISA RC 25 Publication https://www.language-and-society.org/language-discourse-society/ Language, Discourse, & Society is published twice annually (June and December) in electronic form, and it is open to articles dedicated to all aspects of sociological analyses of language, discourse and representation. The journal has an ISSN code (2239-4192). and it is listed in the most important databases of Open Access Journals, including Erih+, CEJSH, SCOPUS (accepted from June 2021).
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Intensive joint study and research programme