Orthodox-parochial education in the orthodox parish of the Ascension of Jesus Christ in Klejniki Cover Image

Церковно-приходское обучение на территории православного прихода Вознесения Господня в Клейниках
Orthodox-parochial education in the orthodox parish of the Ascension of Jesus Christ in Klejniki

Author(s): Adrian Kuprianowicz
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History, Cultural history, Local History / Microhistory, Theology and Religion, Eastern Orthodoxy, History of Religion
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: Orthodox-parochial education; grammar schools; library; reading room; Klejniki parish

Summary/Abstract: The Orthodox-parochial education system in the Klejniki parish had a rich history. At those times, the educational system was above all for the benefit of the poor community. The Orthodox-parochial education in Klejniki was not on a particularly high level. In October 1884, 8 grammar schools were established within the parish of Klejniki. Towards the end of the 19th century, the parish had already 11 schools teaching 240 children. In the year 1893/1894, 6 boys from the Klejniki parish finished their education in the Orthodox teacher training college in Trześcianka-Stawek. A significant role in the organisation of the intellectual life and the development of Orthodox education in the countryside was played by the priest Jan Chlebcewicz. He was the founder of the Florenti Pawlenkow library and reading room. The financial burden, problems of accommodation for the teachers, an insufficient number of well qualified teachers, the poverty of the parents of the children attending the schools had a negative impact on the general state of the education in the Klejniki parish. The Orthodox education and school system contributed substantially to the eradication of illiteracy among the rural population. The First World War and the mass exodus into Russia were the immediate causes for the collapse of the library and reading room as well as all the schools in the parish of Klejniki.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 57-64
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Russian