Bogusław Żurakowski, Prof. GWSH, Dr hab. Ph.D., a professor of the Higher Humanistic School in Gdansk, a retired extraordinary professor of Jagiellonian University, doctor habilitatus of the humanistic sciences in philology, pedagogy with specializations: didactic, culture sciences, literary studies. An academic teacher of the Jagiellonian University (1982-2010), vice-president of the Pedagogical Institute (1996-2002), founder of the Institution of Education through Art (1996-2000), founder and the head of the Institution of the Pedagogy of Culture (2000-2009), a scholar and teacher of the Chair of Artistic Education, of the Institution of Education through Art and Literature in the Higher School of Philosophy and Pedagogy „Ignatianum” (Jesuits) in Cracow (1994-2004), a scholar and teacher in Institute of Polish Philology in the Higher School of Pedagogy in Opole (1968-1982), a dissertation for habilitation: „Literatura – Wartość – Dziecko” [“Literature – Value – Child”] (Kraków 1993), habilitation (Philosophical Faculty UJ, Kraków 1994), doctoral dissertation „W świecie poezji dla dzieci” [“In the World of Poetry for Children”] (WSP Opole 1975). Multidisciplinary field of investigation (pedagogy of culture, literary studies, education through literature and art., communication of culture, axiological education, axiology of literature, literary education, a child and sacrum). A diversified experience of creativity: poetry, practical animation of the literary culture („Poezja i Gwiazdy” – „Poetry and Stars”), literary criticism. A member of PEN-Club, many times elected by writers – a vice-president (1992-1996) and president (1996-2008) of the Cracow Department of the Polish Writers’ Society (at that time to this Department belonged two Polish laureates of Nobel prize: Czesław Miłosz and Wisława Szymborska). A laureate of the International PEN-Club Prize (London 1964), the only Polish laureate of the International Foundation Carlo Collodi „Pinocchio” Prize (Rome 1983). As a poet he represented Poland (read poems) in the United Nations Organization in New York (May 2000). A Roman catholic.
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(Translated by Sr Adelajda Sielepin CHR, Mark Simon Bonnet and Muir Alan Evenden)