Religious Education in Polish schools – a success or a failure? Cover Image

Nauczanie religii w polskich szkołach – sukces czy porażka?
Religious Education in Polish schools – a success or a failure?

Author(s): Witold Jedynak
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Education, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: religious education; catechesis; school; perish; evangelization; children and youth; faith; religiosity;

Summary/Abstract: Religious Education was reintroduced to state Polish schools in September 1990. The participation is not obligatory and it depends on parents and pupils. Sociological studies show that Religious Education has far more supporters than opponents which, undoubtedly, is the pastoral success of the Catholic Church. Despite the fact that in the last few years the attendance at RE was dropping, the vast majority of pupils still participate in it. Young people assess the quality of RE in a positive way. Some of them think that RE is interesting and they participate in it willingly. Others are of the opinion that RE is no different from other subjects. For the Catholic Church Religious Education is an important pastoral task. Therefore, it undertakes activities in order to provide qualified RE teachers.

  • Issue Year: 32/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 207-228
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Polish