Mgr. Jana Obrovská, Ph.D.

Assistant professor, Department of Education

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Poříčí 623/7, 603 00 Brno

Office: bldg. D/2031
Poříčí 538/31
603 00 Brno

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Curriculum Vitae

Person-Related Identification Information
  • Mgr. Jana Obrovská, Ph.D., 31.8. 1985, Brno
  • Department of Education
    Masaryk University, Faculty of Education
    Poříčí 7, 603 00, Brno, Czech Republic
Employment - Position
  • Assistant Professor
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • 2011 - 2017 - Ph.D. Programme in Sociology
  • 2008 - 2011 - Master Degree in Sociology
  • 2004 - 2008 - Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Media Studies
  • 2017 - until now - Assistant professor at the Department of Education, Masaryk University
  • 2016 - 2019 - Researcher at the Instutite for Research in Inclusive Education, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University
  • 2012 - 2014 - Assistant at the Department of Sociology, Masaryk University
  • 2011 - 2012 - Cultural Anthropologist in the project "Centres for Support of Inclusive Education"
  • 2007 - 2010 - Data Management for Czech National Corpus, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
Teaching Activities
  • Teaching in following courses:
  • Research in Teaching Practice
  • Basics of Educational Diagnostics
  • Educational and Psychological Diagnostics in Teaching Practice
  • Qualitative Data Analysis for Final Thesis
  • Methodology
  • Seminar to Introduction to Sociology
  • Cultural Sociology
  • Bachelor and Diploma theses supervision
  • Delivering methodological workshops for PhD students at the Faculty of Education (such as Ethnography of multilingualism in ethnically mixed classroom collectives; Qualitative data analysis - What is the program Atlas.ti good for?; How to code and categorize qualitative data (not only) with the help of analytical software).
Scientific and Research Activities
  • 2023-ongoing - principal investigator of the project Addressing the Individual Educational Needs of All Students: Ethnography of Lower Secondary Classrooms, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University
  • 2022-ongoing - member of The National Institute for Research on Socioeconomic Impacts of Diseases and Systemic Risks (abbreviated as SYRI), Faculty of Education, Masaryk University
  • 2019-2021 - principal investigator of the project Ethnography of Diversity in Pre-service Teacher Education, Czech Science Foundation, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University
  • 2017-2019 - country coordinator of the project Inclusive Education and Social Support to Tackle Inequalities in Society (ISOTIS), H2020, European Union, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University
  • 2012-2014 - research team member in the project Educational Strategies of Migrants and Ethnic Minority Youth, Czech Science Foundation, Faculty od Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno
Internship and stays for the purpose of study or work
  • 15.7. 2017 – 14.09. 2017: California State University Monterey Bay, Monterey, USA
  • 2017-2019 - meetings in European metropolies (Berlin, Utrecht, Milano etc.) within international research project ISOTIS (H2020)
  • 2013 - participation in Summer Institute in Qualitative Research, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • 2010/09/22 – 2010/12/23: Embercombe, Exeter, LLP Erasmus, GBR
    • Position: Volunteer Internship for Fundraising
    • Research Goal: Ethnography of non-governmental organization concerned on spirituality
Activities Outside University
  • Evaluator of selected outcomes for M17+, section Education
  • Member of expert group in MAP Tišnov project to adapt evaluation instrument for inclusive kindergartens
  • Internship in the non-governmental organization Society for Fairtrade concerned on fund-raising, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Volunteering by tutoring Roma children in Museum of Romani Culture, Brno, Czech Republic
Awards Related to Science and Research
  • Obrovská, J. (2023). MUNI SCIENTIST AWARD 2023.
Major Publications
  • SVOJANOVSKÝ, Petr a Jana OBROVSKÁ. Modelling individuality but advising universality: ethnography of mentoring pre-service teachers with regard to student diversity. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION. ENGLAND: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2024, XXX, XXX, s. 1-22. ISSN 0261-9768. Dostupné z: URL info
  • OBROVSKÁ, Jana, Cecília AGUIAR, Carla Sofia SILVA a Konstantinos PETROGIANNIS. Predictors of educational aspirations of Roma mothers in Czech Republic, Greece, and Portugal. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION. NETHERLANDS: SPRINGER, 2023, roč. 26, č. 4, s. 1063-1088. ISSN 1381-2890. Dostupné z: URL info
  • OBROVSKÁ, Jana, Petr SVOJANOVSKÝ, Jana KRATOCHVÍLOVÁ, Kateřina LOJDOVÁ, František TŮMA a Kateřina VLČKOVÁ. Promises and challenges of differentiated instruction as pre-service teachers learn to address pupil diversity. Journal of Education for Teaching. England: Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2023, roč. 50, č. 3, s. 403-420. ISSN 0260-7476. Dostupné z: URL info
  • NURSE, Lyudmila, Kateřina SIDIROPULU JANKŮ, Jana OBROVSKÁ, Katarzyna GAJEK a Jérome MBIATONG. The place of religious and non-religious values and beliefs in identities of mothers of young children: Methodological approach and empirical evidence from the European comparative perspective. In Arniika Kuusisto. The Routledge International Handbook of the Place of Religion in Early Childhood Education and Care. Abington: Routledge, 2022, s. 194-212. Routledge International Handbooks of Education. ISBN 978-0-367-86225-1. Dostupné z: stránky vydavatele info
  • OBROVSKÁ, Jana, Lucie JARKOVSKÁ a Kateřina LIŠKOVÁ. ‘Since they are here in Czechia, they should talk in Czech’. Ethnicity in peer groups at school. Intercultural Education. 2021, roč. 32, č. 1, s. 62-82. ISSN 1467-5986. Dostupné z: URL info
  • OBROVSKÁ, Jana a Kateřina SIDIROPULU JANKŮ. Resilience capacity and supportive factors of compulsory education in ethnic minority families: mixed methods study of Czech Roma mothers. Contemporary Social Science. Taylor and Francis, 2021, roč. 16, č. 4, s. 448-463. ISSN 2158-2041. Dostupné z: URL info
  • OBROVSKÁ, Jana, Petr SVOJANOVSKÝ, Jana KRATOCHVÍLOVÁ, Kateřina LOJDOVÁ, František TŮMA a Kateřina VLČKOVÁ. Etnografie přesvědčení a praktik studentů učitelství zaměřených na práci s žákovskou diverzitou. In 29. výroční konference České asociace pedagogického výzkumu (ČAPV), Filozofická fakulta, Masarykova univerzita, Brno. 2021. info
  • OBROVSKÁ, Jana, Petr SVOJANOVSKÝ a Kateřina VLČKOVÁ. Ethnography of Pre-service Teachers Learning to Address Student Diversity. In Oxford Ethnography and Education Online Conference. 2021. URL info
  • AGUIAR, Cecilia, Carla S. SILVA, Rita GUERRA, Ricardo B. RODRIGUES, Luisa A. RIBEIRO, Giulia PASTORI, Paul LESEMAN, Jana OBROVSKÁ, Zuzana SZABÓ LENHARTOVÁ, Katharina EREKY-STEVENS, Aghogho OMONIGHO, Bethan THOMSON, Rebecca TRACZ, Theresia HUMMEL, Yvonne ANDERS, Katrin WOLF, Chrysanthi PANAGIOTIDOU, Despina PAPAGERIDOU, Anastasia GKAINTARTZI, Petroula TSOKALIDOU, Konstantinos TSIOUMIS, Konstantinos PETROGIANNIS, Silvia CESCATO, Melissa BE, Ryanne FRANCOT, Justyna PALCZYNSKA-JANIAK, Kamila WICHROWSKA, Dulce MARTINS, Ines FERREIRA a Ana CAMACHO. Early interventions tackling inequalities experienced by immigrant, low-income, and Roma children in 8 European countries: a critical overview. EUROPEAN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION RESEARCH JOURNAL. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2020, roč. 28, č. 1, s. 58-76. ISSN 1350-293X. Dostupné z: URL info
  • OBROVSKÁ, Jana a František TŮMA. PŘÍSLIBY A VÝZVY VÍCEMÍSTNÉ ETNOGRAFIE VE VÝZKUMU DIVERZITY V PREGRADUÁLNÍ UČITELSKÉ PŘÍPRAVĚ. Studia paedagogica. Ústav pedagogických věd.: Masarykova univerzita, 2020, roč. 25, č. 1, s. 155-177. ISSN 1803-7437. Dostupné z: URL info
  • NURSE, Lyudmila, Edward MELHUISH, Kateřina SIDIROPULU JANKŮ, Jana OBROVSKÁ, Cecília AGUIAR, Ayca ALAYLI, Faugeron AUDE, Katarzyna GAJEK, Paul LESEMAN, Paulina MARCHLIK, Jerome MBIATONG, Ioanna STRATAKI, Hande ERDEM-MÖBIUS, Elzbieta CZERSKA-SZCZEPANIAK, Alessandra MUSSI, Gulia PASTORI a Irene CAPELLI. Overview of the Experiences, Strategies and Resources of Mothers with a Disadvantaged Position in Europe. In Resources, experiences, and support needs of families in disadvantaged communities. BROEKHUIZEN, WOLF, FRANCOT, MOSER, PASTORI, NURSE, MElHUISH, LESEMAN. neuveden: European Union, 2019, 37 s. Integrative Report D2.5. URL info
  • OBROVSKÁ, Jana, Lenka KISSOVÁ, Viktorie HERMANOVÁ a Lenka ŠPINKOVÁ. Children's Views on and Contributions to Inclusive Education: Studies in Diverse Classrooms. The Czech Republic. In Resources, experiences, and support needs of families in disadvantaged communities. Giulia Pastori, Alice Sophie Sarcinelli, & Valentina Pagani (eds.). online: European Union, 2019, 26 s. Integrative Report D2.5. URL info
  • OBROVSKÁ, Jana a Kateřina SIDIROPULU JANKŮ. Post-Socialist Czech Education Research on Socially Disadvantaged/Roma Children and Families: Literature Review. Orbis Scholae. Karolinum, 2019, roč. 13, č. 3, s. 85-116. ISSN 1802-4637. Dostupné z: URL info
  • OBROVSKÁ, Jana. Roma Identity and Ritual in the Classroom. The Institutional Embeddedness of Ethnicity. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, 199 s. Edition Number 1. ISBN 978-3-319-94513-2. Dostupné z: URL info
  • OBROVSKÁ, Jana. Frajeři, rapeři a propadlíci: Etnografie etnicity a etnizace v desegregované školní třídě. Sociologický časopis. AV ČR, Sociologický ústav, 2016, roč. 52, č. 1, s. 53-78. ISSN 0038-0288. Dostupné z: URL info
  • JARKOVSKÁ, Lucie, Kateřina LIŠKOVÁ a Jana OBROVSKÁ. "We treat them all the same, but…". Disappearing ethnic homogeneity in Czech classrooms and teachers' responses. Race Ethnicity and Education. 2015, roč. 18, č. 5, s. 632-654. ISSN 1361-3324. Dostupné z: URL info


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