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Korepetycje uczniów jako przykład praktyki w polu edukacyjnym – Polska, Ukraina, Węgry
Private lessons taken by students as an example of practice in the field of education – Poland, Ukraine, Hungary

Author(s): Piotr Długosz
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: private lessons; the field of education; survey research; educational inequalities (Poland; Hungary; Ukraine)

Summary/Abstract: The article aims at presenting the phenomenon of taking private lessons by secondary schoolleavers in Poland, Ukraine and Hungary. The research is an attempt to give an answer to thequestion of the scale of the phenomenon and its causes. In the research the survey methodwas used. The sample was of quota character. The research sample in Poland consisted of 3,479respondents, 1,289 in Ukraine and 359 in Hungary. The collected data indicate that privatelessons were taken by 52% of the respondents in Poland, 60% in Hungary and 71% in Ukraine.The results of correlative analysis indicate that private lessons were taken most often by theschool leavers from the families of higher socio-economic status, having higher life aspirationsand equipped with cultural capital with better average marks. Private lessons were taken moreoften in cities among students attending better schools. In the researched countries privatelessons were taken in order to increase marks on the Matura exam as well as in order to get toa dream university. Perceiving private lessons as a “lifebelt” for students who lack knowledgewas observed less often. Youth of higher status perceived private lessons as a strategy of buildingup advantage in the field of education.

  • Issue Year: 244/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 108-133
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Polish