Joanna Elżbieta Dąbrowska – a PhD in the field of pedagogy and a lecturer at the Department of History of Education at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of the University of Białystok. Her research interests developed and shifted from contemporary problems of the care of the child and teachers training towards research into the historical roots of the problems in the Polish pedagogical thought. She is an active member of the Polish Society of Dyslexia, the History of Education Society and the Trans Humana Association. She is an author of numerous publications about the history of education and culture, and about the problems of learning difficulties. She is an organizer of workshops and training sessions for people interested in alternative methods of work with children of preschool and early primary school age.