The Core Curriculum of Preschool Education – an Expression of the Expectations of the Ministry of Education Towards Children and Teachers. A Contribution to the Discussion on the Education Reform in Poland Cover Image

Podstawa programowa wychowania przedszkolnego jako wyraz oczekiwań MEN wobec dzieci i nauczycieli. Głos w sprawie reformy oświaty w Polsce
The Core Curriculum of Preschool Education – an Expression of the Expectations of the Ministry of Education Towards Children and Teachers. A Contribution to the Discussion on the Education Reform in Poland

Author(s): Magdalena Grochowalska, Jolanta Sajdera
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Preschool education
Published by: Akademia Ignatianum w Krakowie
Keywords: core curriculum of preschool education; preschool education; reform of education; preschool teacher;cooperation;

Summary/Abstract: One of the tools of education reform are the modifications made to the curriculum–the related documents which arise from the image of the subjects of education, viz.: kids/schoolchildren, parents, teachers [re]defined by the education authorities. The considerations taken up in this article regard formal expectations towards the education of preschool children, determined in Polish official acts in the course of successive education reforms. We undertake discussions on the education reform now being introduced to the Polish system of education. The article is aimed at shedding some light on some selected, negative operating mechanisms of education in Poland, which we accomplish by taking as an example the way of introducing new core curricula of preschool education. The selection of the task field has been dictated by a few factors. First of all, the item of preschool education is the stage of education - most avoided in discussions on successive education reforms in Poland. Moreover, we should notice that the permanent nature of changes to the Polish law on education will intensify the focus on the didactic function of pre-school education by diverting attention from the importance of the social activity of a child searching for their place in their environment and culture. Therefore, we deem it justified to seek answers to the question of the legitimacy of the changes introduced to the syllabus assumptions for the education of pre-school children.

  • Issue Year: 12/2017
  • Issue No: 1 (43)
  • Page Range: 13-29
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish