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The Private School in Bulgaria – Its Identity and Presence in the Public Space
The Private School in Bulgaria – Its Identity and Presence in the Public Space

Author(s): Maxim Molhov, Valentina Milenkova
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: Bulgarian private schools; private schools and the socialization; private and state schools in Bulgaria

Summary/Abstract: The contemporary image of the Bulgarian private schools as a specific place of socialization is analyzed in the article. The particular dimensions of the private school at present are followed up. The considerations here are based on an empirical material from a 1998 survey: “The Private School – A New Socialization Model?” The survey was conducted at three private and two state schools in the capital of this country. The creative activity of the private school is made explicit through a comparative analysis of the two types of educational institutions, from the point of view of the family surroundings and cultural capital. The main suggestion in the article is that at the moment there are no serious differences in the concepts, values, opinions and notions of the students at public and state schools. However these differences are still to develop and in the following decades one will clearly observe the emergence of an institutional subculture of the private schools.

  • Issue Year: 34/2002
  • Issue No: Special
  • Page Range: 224-236
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English