International Conference - Warsaw, September 2002

Varsovie - 19 au 21 septembre 2002
(Project of the conference program - English language)

Programme traduit en français
Les résumés des interventions sont
disponibles à l’association (en anglais)


  • Points forts : colloque scientifique. Rencontre internationale sur un thème de la plus grande actualité.
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DAY I (Thursday, September 19)


plenary session (Warsaw University).

  • Maria Janion (Poland): Utopia and tragedy of Korczak.
  • Henryk Cwi-Rozen (Israel): Korczak’s philosophy of human.
  • Scott Hartblay (USA): Triumph and tragedy of Janusz Korczak: a lesson in humanity and inhumanity.
  • Piotr Matywiecki (Poland): How Henryk Goldszmit raised Janusz Korczak.


thematic sections.

SECTION I: (Institute of Polish Culture, Warsaw University)
Opposition: nature - culture in human philosophy and upbringing. Where does evil come from? Culture as a source of value – culture as a violence.
  • Anna Sobolewska (Poland): Freedom in Korczak’s pedagogy – Phenomenon of nature or culture?
  • Wojciech Eichelberger (Poland): Unification of nature and culture – Is it possible?
  • Theo Cappon (Holland): Violence today.
  • Sigrid Tschoepe-Scheffler (Germany): Child social world between coercion and freedom.
  • Kazimierz Krzysztofek (Poland): Child in the world of media and cultural industry.
  • Teresa Walas (Poland): Korczak and brother Albert. Two versions of modernist biography.
  • Irena Wojnar (Poland): Korczak and culture of peace.
  • Sven Hartman (Sweden): Modernity in a post modern society. On reading Korczak in Sweden.
SECTION II: (Literature Research Institute, Staszic’s Palace)
Discovery of a “child’s world”. Pictures of a child and childhood; child’s social world; pedagogic ideas and myths.
  • Monika Czerepaniak-Walczak (Poland): Child’s rRights – Isonomy traps.
  • Michael Langhanky (Germany): Ethnography of childhood.
  • Barbara Smoliýska-Theiss (Poland): Childhood discoverers and researchers – Locke, Rousseau, Korczak.
  • Friedhelm Beiner (Germany): Psychological regression as a “path” to children’s experience.
  • Eugenia Prokop-Janiec (Poland): Differences and diversity in the world of Korczak’s children’s heroes.
  • Marc Silverman (Israel): Korczak’s anti-theoretical theory of education. Preliminary reflection.
  • Adam Fr_czek (Poland): Socializing and child’s abilities to deal with conflicts.


DAY II (Friday, September 20)


plenary sessions (Jewish Historical Institute).

  • Zygmunt Bauman (United Kingdom): Child without borders in the world without borders.
  • Michael Kirchner (Germany): Janusz Korczak and the child as “Text of hieroglyphs”.
  • Boguslaw _liwerski (Poland): Upbringing crisis in pedagogical reflection of Korczak.


thematic sections (Jewish Historical Institute).

A Child (Human) in Regard to Existence and Transcendence; Korczak’s Philosophy.
  • Krystyna Ablewicz (Poland): Child philosophy by Korczak.
  • Alicja Kotusiewicz (Poland): Korczak’s ethical idea.
  • Grzegorz Leszczyýski (Poland): Child in regard to the mystery of life.
  • Priest Stanis_aw Musia_, SJ (Poland): Child in the countenance of death.
  • Joanna Papuziýska (Poland): About forgiveness with Korczak.
  • Priest Jan Niewôg_owski (Poland): Upbringing and prayer.
  • Monika Kamiýska (Germany): Attempt of recognizing Korczak’s pedagogy in the light of Levinas’ philosophy.
  • Joram Beker (Israel): Philosophical background of Korczak’s idea.
Korczak in the upbringing practice and education.
  • Krystyna Starczewska (Poland): Korczak’s ideas in experience of a School on Bednarska street.
  • Batia Gilad (Israel), Robert Szuchta (Poland), Wies_awa M_ynarczyk (Poland): Teaching about Holocaust in polish and israeli schools.
  • Muhhammad Hourani (Israel): Rising Arab children according to Korczak way.
  • Krystyna Pankowska (Poland), Christa Hoffmann (Germany): Drama – an instrument of raising (double-voice).


DAY III (Saturday, September 21)


plenary sessions (Polish Culture Institute, Warsaw University).

Conference Conclusion
  • Marta Ciesielska (Poland): Korczak in Poland – Popularization and research areas.
  • Beniamin Anolik (Israel): Korczak in Israel.


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