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Ilona Wysmułek

Institute of Philosophy and Sociology
Polish Academy of Sciences
72 Nowy Swiat
00-330 Warsaw, Poland
Phone: +48 22 657-28-81
e-mail: ilona.wysmulek@ifispan.waw.pl

Current Academic Positions

Research Assistant, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences
Ph.D. student, Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Science (2011-present)

Education and Academic Degrees

MA in Culture, Media and Society, Polish Academy of Science (Poland) and Lancaster University (Great Britain), 2011-2012

MA in Philology with qualifications of English and German language and literature teacher, entrepreneur, National University of Ostroh Academy (Ukraine),  2007-2008

Other education

Pultusk Academy of Humanities and Artes Liberales institute (Warsaw), 170 hour interdisciplinary certificate program “Changing Boarders Crossing Cultures”, 2008-2010
Maria Montessori Foundation (Poland), 120 hour certificate program on Montessori Pedagogy with specialization of working with 3-6 year old group, 2008-2009
National University of Ostroh Academy (Ukraine), 140 hour certificate program on Business English,2007-2008
Pultusk Academy of Humanities and  East-Central European School in the Humanities
(Poland), series of panel discussions under the title „Samoidentyfikacja małych grup etnicznych Euroazji a globalizacja”, 2008-2009.

Professional Interests
 
Institutional corruption, cross-national comparative studies, educational inequalities, alternative education, foreign language education,

Publications

Anna Baczko-Dombi, Ilona Wysmułek. 2015.  Determinants of Success in Public Opinion in Poland: Factors, Directions and Dynamics of Change, Polish Sociological Review (planned publication in nr. 4(192)

Wysmułek Ilona, Oleksiyenko Olena, Vangeli Anastas. (in progress) Data & Documentation Quality Check: Cross-national Surveys Quality in the Light of Data Harmonization. Publication planned for the book Advances in Comparative Survey Methodology. 2016. red. Johnson, Pennell, Stoop and Dorer, NJ: John Wiley & Sons

Ilona Wysmułek, Olena Oleksiyenko. 2015. Strukturalne zróżnicowanie znajomości języków obcych Zespół Porównawczych Analiz Nierówności Społecznych, Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Warszawa. Retrieved February 16, 2015 (http://polpan.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/POLPAN_raport_Znajomosc-jezykow.pdf)

Ilona Wysmułek, Anna Baczko-Dombi. 2014. Czynniki sukcesu. Ciężka praca i talent czy pochodzenie i szczęście?, Zespół Porównawczych Analiz Nierówności Społecznych, Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Warszawa.http://polishpanelsurvey.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/polpan_czynniki-sukcesu.pdf

Ilona Wysmułek. 2012. “Language Immersion Program in the Montessori Preschool Setting.” VI Jauno Zinatnieku Konference, Riga Vol 6: 213-220.

Ilona Wysmułek. 2012. „Refleksje po wizytacji szkół Montessori w Rotterdamie.”Wychowanie w przedszkolu Vol 3: 10-14.

Бабієць Ілона. 2009. „Організація уроку іноземної мови в початковій школі за педагогічною системою Марії Монтессорі.”. Retrieved September 23, 2013 (http://ruh.znaimo.com.ua/index-1324.html).

Ilona Babiyets. 2009. „Montessori Method in Teaching Foreign Languages.”Науковізаписки 11: 446-454.

Works in Progress

Wysmułek Ilona, Oleksiyenko Olena, Vangeli Anastas. (in progress) Data & Documentation Quality Check: Cross-national Surveys Quality in the Light of Data Harmonization. Publication planned for the book Advances in Comparative Survey Methodology. 2016. red. Johnson, Pennell, Stoop and Dorer, NJ: John Wiley & Sons

Wysmułek I. (in progress) Corruption during Transformations of Polish Society: Survey Data Analysis of Perceived Changes and their Determinants (publication planned for the after-conference issue “Modernities, Transformations and Evolving Identities in post-1945 Poland” , University of Oxford)

Wysmułek I. Do ut Des: Gift Giving in Educational Institutions in Ukraine

Oleksiyenko O., Powałko P., Wysmułek I., Franczak A. Harmonizing Information on Gender, Year of Birth and Age Attempts to Eliminate Inconsistencies in 22 International Survey Projects.

Awards and Fellowships

2012-2014 Full fee waiver and HESP stipend during the time of doctoral program in the Graduate School for Social Research
2008-2009. Fellowship of Pultusk Academy, department of Pedagogy, supported by Erasmus Mundus Cooperation Window Lot 6 Scholarship (for research on teaching English in Montessori schools)
2007-2008 Academic scholarship of Pinchuk foundation ‘Zavtra.Ua’
2007 Honorable award of the Cabinet of Minister of Ukraine
2005-2006 Canada World Youth exchange program participant

Conferences

2015 Ilona Wysmułek, Olena Oleksiyenko “Documentation Quality Assessment in Ex-Post Survey Harmonization: Implications for Comparative Research”, presented at the conference “Comparative Survey Design and Implementation”, City University in London, 26-28 March.

2014 Marta Kołczyńska, Mathew Schoene, Ilona Wysmułek, Olena Oleksiyenko, Przemysław Powałko, Marcin Zieliński “Ocena jakości danych w procesie harmonizacji międzynarodowych projektów badań sondażowych”,  Paper presented at the conference „Metodologiczne inspiracje. Badania Ilościowe w Naukach Społecznych – Wyzwania i Problemy”, Poland,  Jabłonna, 24-26 September.

2014 Ilona Wysmułek “Citizenship Education in Action? Gift Exchange Practice in Ukrainian Schools”, presented on the Mid-Term International Conference of The RN10 Sociology of Education ESA “Education and Citizenship: theoretical issues, policies and practices”, Portugal,
Lisbon, 8 -9 September.

2014 Ilona Wysmułek, Olena Oleksiyenko “Multilingual Education of European Union – Backstage of Ideology”. Paper presented on the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology “Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology”, Japan, Yokohama, 13-19 July.

2014 Ilona Wysmułek “Corruption in educational institutions in Ukraine”, presented on the Expert-Ease Workshop in Hungarian Institute of International Affairs, Budapest, 26-28 June.

2014 Ilona Wysmułek, “Gift-giving in educational institutions in Poland and Ukraine: mixed method comparative study”, presented on the POLPAN seminar of prof. Kazimierz Słomczyński, Warsaw, June 10.

2014 Kazimierz M. Slomczynski with Matthew Schoene, Marta Kolczynska, Przemek Powalko, Ilona Wysmulek and Olena Oleksiyenko, “Comparability of variables, Part I: Control variables for data quality” presented on the workshop “Comparability of Survey Data on Political Behavior following Ex-Post Harmonization of Selected Survey Projects”, Ohio State University, Columbus, May 8-9.

2014 Kazimierz M. Slomczynski with Przemek Powalko, Illona Wysmulek and Olena Oleksiyenko, „Comparability of variables, Part II: Control variables for validity and reliability of target variables” presented on the workshop “Comparability of Survey Data on Political Behavior following Ex-Post Harmonization of Selected Survey Projects”, Ohio State University, Columbus, May 8-9.

2014 Ilona Wysmułek, Anna Baczko- Dombi. „Determinants of Success” Paper presented on the POLPAN workshop, Warsaw, IFiS, March 20-21.

2014 Ilona Wysmułek, discussant in the session “Gender, politics and the labor market” giving comments to the papers of Sheri Kunovich (South Methodist University), Robert Kunovich (University of Texas) and Małgorzata Mikucka (University of Leuven) on the conference “The Polish Panel Survey POLPAN 1988-2013: A Cross-National Perspective”, Warsaw, IFiS, March19.

2013 Ilona Wysmułek, “Contextual Variables in the Harmonia Project” Paper presented on the workshop “Survey Data Harmonization”, IFiS, Warszawa, December 18-21.

2013 Olena Oleksiyenko, Ilona Wysmułek and Katarzyna Andrejuk, “Source Variables in the Harmonia Project” Paper presented on the workshop “Survey Data Harmonization”, IFiS, Warszawa December 18-21.

2013 Ilona Wysmułek. “Do ut Des: Gift Giving in Educational Institutions in Ukraine.” Paper presented at the conference “Informal Practices and Structures in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, November 21-23.

2013 Ilona Wysmułek, “Education and Democracy: Choice Making as a Skill.” Presentation at the TEDx Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland, May 18http://tedxpolishacademyofsciences.com/speakers/ilona-wysmulek/

2012 George Soros,  Ilona Wysmułek, Kaja Skowrońska, and Babatunde Rosanwo, participation in panel discussion “Higher Education in Transition”chaired by Professor Wiktor Osiatyński, November 12.

2012   Ilona Wysmułek. „Co znaczy ‘wcześnie’ we wczesnym nauczaniu? Język obcy w edukacji przedszkolnej.” Paper presented at the conference „Nauczanie języka obcego dzieci w wieku przedszkolnym i wczesnoszkolnym”, College of Foreign Languages, Czestochowa,April 19-20.

2011   Ilona Wysmułek. „Parent’s attitude towards early foreign language teaching.” Paper presented at the conference „Nauczanie języka obcego dzieci w wieku przedszkolnym i wczesnoszkolnym”, College of Foreign Languages, Czestochowa,  May 19-20.

2011   Ilona Wysmułek. „Pomoce Marii Montessori w nauczaniu języka angielskiego.” Workshop conducted at the conference „Nauczanie języka obcego dzieci w wieku przedszkolnym i wczesnoszkolnym”, College of Foreign Languages, Czestochowa,  May 19-20.

2010  Ilona Wysmułek. “Language Immersion Program in the Montessori Preschool Setting.” Paper presented at the 6th International Young Scientist Conference, ‘Best Speaker’ of the panel award, Riga, Latvia, December 2.

2009 Ilona Babiyets. „Montessori Method in Teaching Foreign Languages.” Paper presented at the conference „Дні науки” in National University of Ostroh Academy, Ostroh, Ukraine, March 21-22.

Professional activities

2008-2013 English Montessori teacher, working with 3-6 age year old group; teaching experience in Ukraine (2008-2009), Poland (2009; 2010-2013) and Latvia (2010)
2013, Co-teacher of “Globalization and Education” course in Warsaw University, under supervision of dr hab. Marta Zahorska, Warsaw, Poland
2012-present co-organizer and leading teacher of the Montessori 30-hour certificate program „Montessori i Język Obcy”, Montessori foundation „Ziarenko maku”, Krakow, Poland
November 2012, Invited teacher to „Edukacja przedszkolna” course leaded by Krystyna Kamińska with the class on „Teaching foreign languages in Montessori schools and preschools”, Pultusk Academy of Humanities, Pułtusk, Poland
February 2012, Invited teacher to „Montessori education” course leaded by Monika Pawluczuk Solarz with the class on „Teaching foreign languages in Montessori schools and preschools”, Academy of Special Education, Warsaw, Poland
2007-2008 Full time English language teacher responsible for teaching students from Political Science and Information Management Departments in the National University of Ostroh Academy, Ukraine

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