The journal INSTED: Intedrisciplinary Studies in Education & Society offers a place for multi-field thinking about education, both in terms of theory and practice. The principal task of the journal consists in maintaining, strengthening and coordinating the dialogue between academics working in social sciences and humanities, particularly those who deal with the philosophy of upbringing, study educational processes and institutions from the perspectives of different disciplines and present diverse theoretical orientations.
Current issues in education are everyone's concern because humans are not only social beings, but also learning beings. The social reality in which we live appears to us as a complex, changeable and unpredictable reality. Therefore, without foregoing prospective thinking about education, we would like to focus our attention primarily on the present. This opaque present requires interpretation and understanding. This is the task we set the authors and associates of the journal.
The journal was established in 1998, under the title Teraźniejszość - Człowiek - Edukacja, on the initiative of Robert Kwaśnica, Ewa Kurantowicz and Mieczysław Malewski, who was the editor-in-chief from 1998 to 2020. The journal was published as Socio-Pedagogical Thought Quarterly. The quarterly published articles by eminent Polish and foreign researchers, both pedagogues, psychologists, sociologists as well as philosophers, political scientists and cultural studies researchers.
Since the beginning of its existence, the journal Teraźniejszość - Człowiek - Edukacja has been – and still is – a place for current, multifaceted debates in education, humanities and social sciences. The texts published in the journal concerned, and still concern, the most important contemporary problems, which are both transformations and dilemmas in the area of broadly understood education in the changing world, as well as (r)evolutions of research concepts. Openness to – characterising these complex transformations – polyphonicity of discourses, their transdisciplinary character, methodological pluralism, diverse understanding of the legacy of tradition and challenges of contemporaneity, all constitute essential features of the journal's profile. This openness is accompanied by research self-criticism, as well as the acknowledgement of the responsibility of science and the researcher, which is noticeable in the publications dealing directly with such topics as the status of qualitative research, research in action, engaged research, issues of subjectivity, self-understanding, relations between theory and practice, community, dialogue, ethics, European intellectual heritage or international cooperation of teachers and academics.
Since 2021, Tomasz Zarębski has been the editor-in-chief. The journal is published as a biannual, in bilingual versions: texts are published in Polish or English. Apart from the Polish title Teraźniejszość – Człowiek – Edukacja, an equivalent English title INSTED: Interdisciplinary Studies in Education & Scociety has been introduced.
The journal is on ERIH PLUS list. It is also included in the Polish Ministry of Education and Science database, issued in 2021, with 70 points. It is indexed on the databases: BazHum and CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities).
Programme 'Development of Scientific Journals'
In 2022-2024 the journal will be published within the framework of the project 'Development of scientific journals' financed by the Ministry of Education and Science under contract no. RCN/SN/0093/2021/1.