Navigating Social Worlds in Central and East European Context

Dunajeva, Jekatyerina and Górak-Sosnowska, Katarzyna (2023) Navigating Social Worlds in Central and East European Context. Atlantis Highlights in Social Sciences, Education and Humanities, 5. pp. 267-278. ISSN 2667-128X


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Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) occupies an ambiguous position in Europe. While many CEE countries had long joined the European Union, yet they are unceasingly perceived as lagging behind in terms of their democratic culture and liberal principles. In a sense, CEE has been in a permanent state of transition for over three decades, trying to “catch up” with the more advanced West. One area where this process manifests is education—a sector that has undergone significant changes in the recent decades, yet has not achieved the expected results. More specifically, this study analyses how two aspects of Western education system—multicultural education and the promotion of critical thinking skills—can be incorporated into the CEE education systems through the examples of Poland and Hungary, highlighting the importance of overcoming the historically deep-seated culture of frontal education style, as well as historical, political and social legacies of the past.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: culture of education, Central and Eastern Europe, frontal education, politicization of education
Subjects: J Political Science / politológia > JA Political science (General) / politológia általában
L Education / oktatás > L1 Education (General) / oktatás általában
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 04 May 2023 09:47
Last Modified: 04 May 2023 09:47

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