The same, but different… About human rights in Polish classes Cover Image

Tacy sami, ale inni… O prawach człowieka na lekcjach języka polskiego
The same, but different… About human rights in Polish classes

Author(s): Krzysztof Koc
Subject(s): Studies of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: human rights; refugees; Polish language and culture education;reportage;

Summary/Abstract: The author of the paper shows how one may reflect on the essence of human rights, through the lens of reporters’ stories, including in particular Ben Rawlence’s book City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp. The paper encourages one to listen to the voice of refugees and to develop an interest in their lives in order to understand how they define their rights, what they derive them from, and how they judge their observance by the international community. In fact, these deliberations are connected with a problem which is important for contemporary education, namely how to shape a genuinely humanistic attitude among young Poles towards people from different cultures, who are additionally forced to leave their homes.

  • Issue Year: 24/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 73-84
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish