High school students' narratives on the history of Poland Cover Image

Obraz historii Polski w narracjach dolnośląskich maturzystów
High school students' narratives on the history of Poland

Author(s): Agnieszka Fic, Joanna Wojdon
Subject(s): Education, School education, History of Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika
Keywords: young people's historical consciousness; image of the history of Poland; secondary school graduates; history education;

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the results of the small-scale (220 responses) research conducted in 2015 on the final-year secondary school students from south-west Poland. The students were asked to write a story they would tell to a foreign visitor who would come to Poland and want to know the history of Poland. The stories were written at school during one lesson period (45 minutes). The analysis concentrates on the types of narratives (from just enumeration of facts, to more coherent narratives with certain dominating motives, such as the martyrdom of Poland or her victories), areas covered (political, military, social, cultural history), and phenomena (persons, events, processes) sełected. The findings are confronted with the results of earlier research on historical consciousness of the Polish youth conducted by Janusz Rulka, Łukasz Michalski and Krzysztof Malicki. Considerable continuity of interests and attitudes of the young people has been observed.

  • Issue Year: 41/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 13-29
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish