Understanding Foreign Future and Deconstructing Polish Past: The Experiences of Schooling Under a Communist Rule Recollected by Contemporary Polish Migrants

Paulina Pustułka , Magdalena Ślusarczyk

Abstract

The article elaborates on the recollections of schooling under the communist rule in Poland as presented in biographical interviews with contemporary Polish migrants living in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Norway. An analysis of childhood and schooling nexus is elicited on two platforms, specifically as (1) interviewees’ first-hand experiences of school life and (2) through the picture they paint by comparing their education pathways with those of their children growing up abroad. The focus is on how the need to reflect on one’s past of an upbringing under a communist rule is necessitated by encountering the contrasting schooling systems abroad. The analysis can help deepen the understanding of Polish socialist childhood.
Author Paulina Pustułka (Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych)
Paulina Pustułka,,
- Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych
, Magdalena Ślusarczyk
Magdalena Ślusarczyk,,
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Journal seriesEuropean Education: Issues and Studies, ISSN 1056-4934, (C 10 pkt)
Issue year2016
No48
Pages220-237
Publication size in sheets0.85
DOIDOI:10.1080/10564934.2016.1221316
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10564934.2016.1221316
Languageen angielski
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