The concept of Europe and European Integration in Polish National Curriculum

This book draws theoretically and methodologically from the sociology of curriculum, educational policy, and comparative education to meta-analyse the findings of nine separate studies which explored constructions of „Europe” in the Social Studies secondary school curricula of a respective number of countries: Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany), Greece, France, Poland, Cyprus, Northern Ireland (UK), Sweden, Ireland and the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country (Spain).

Czytaj dalej The concept of Europe and European Integration in Polish National Curriculum

Changes to the conception of geography curricula within university education in poland in the 21st century in the face of labour market challenges

In the nineties of the 20th century, there was a rapid growth in the number of applicants for Polish universities. Unfortunately, this favourable situation didn’t cause any structural or curriculum changes. Traditional geography curriculum remained obsolete and not adapted to the challenging Polish labour market.

Czytaj dalej Changes to the conception of geography curricula within university education in poland in the 21st century in the face of labour market challenges

The role of intercultural education in preparing Polish pupils

Intercultural education understood as all the actions aiming at getting to know and becoming open towards other cultures, serving mainly to establishing tolerance, understanding and appreciation of groups of people differing from us in respect of race, nationality, sex, religion, as well as acquiring the ability to coexisting and cooperate with others should nowadays be an especially important element at all the stages of education. (Ardens J.R., 1995).

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Main factors affection the level of an openness of geography students towards European selected nations – a Polish perspective

Political, economic and cultural transformations, Poland’s accelerated opening to the world and the possibilities of increased contacts with other nationalities as the result of integration with the EU, invasion of global mass culture should make Polish citizens’ attitudes towards other nations more open. Czytaj dalej Main factors affection the level of an openness of geography students towards European selected nations – a Polish perspective