The idea to start a scientific periodical that would be a place to exchange knowledge within the sphere of pedagogy and similar fields emerged in 1992. The first editorial board, under the leadership of professor Roman Schulz, was made up of prof. Czesław Kossakowski, dr Adam Marszałek, prof. Józef Półturzycki, prof. Andrzej Wojtas and dr Jan A. Malinowski. It was an answer to the crisis in pedagogical and humanistic literature. According to Programme Statement “Culture and Education quarterly has been designed as a periodical of nationwide range to satisfy needs of the readers. Especially those interested in the past, present and the future of education development as an integral element of culture.” In the first years, the character of the quarterly was clearly pedagogical. The function of the editor in chief was fulfilled successively by prof. Półturzycki, prof. Aleksander Nalaskowski, prof. Wiesław Ciczkowski, prof. Ryszard Borowicz. Culture and Education has a regular structure in form and with constantly changing content. In each issue one can find Articles-Studies, Communicates-Relations, Special Communicates and Reviews-Reports.
In the course of time Culture and Education has evolved from being just Nicolaus Copernicus University “pedagogical circle’s journal” (as prof. Kwieciński - the reviewer in the first 15 years of publishing activity - points out) into a resilient quarterly, in which the results of research conducted in various academic centers, also foreign, covering several disciplines are presented. The wide range of subjects forms new framework that determines the outline of periodical.
Grading scale granted by Ministry of Science and Higher Education is the evidence of high substantial level of the quarterly. Since 2010 electronic version of the periodical has been improved. Now our archive contains publications published since 2004.