Childcare in interwar Poland. Workers’ Society of Children’s Friends – Łódź Division (1923–1939) Cover Image
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Opieka nad dzieckiem w Polsce międzywojennej. Robotnicze Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Dzieci – Oddział Łódzki (1923–1939)
Childcare in interwar Poland. Workers’ Society of Children’s Friends – Łódź Division (1923–1939)

Author(s): Joanna Sosnowska
Subject(s): History, Education, School education, Pedagogy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: care of children from working families in Łódź 1918–1939; care and educational activities of Polska Partia Socjalistyczna (PPS); educational centres; women’s activity
Summary/Abstract: The work is a historical-pedagogical monograph, a first attempt at the reconstruction and assessment of the operations of the Łódź Division of the Worker’s Society of Children’s Friends (Robotnicze Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Dzieci – RTPD) established in Łódź in 1923 on the initiative of activists from the Polish Socialist Party (Polska Partia Socjalistyczna). The book presents the varied and rich operations of that organization in the area of care, education, and health prevention, addressed mainly at children from working families, in 1923–1939. The sources on which the work is based include, most of all, unique archive materials and journals. The book describes issues related to living conditions, health care, child upbringing, and child education. The work structure shows three main analysis layers. The first one consists of general issues concerning care of poor children and presents financial, educational, and health conditions of adults and the discussed population of children in interwar Poland. The second one characterises social institutions and organizations supporting thedevelopment of children and their families; most of all, it discusses the operations of the Workers’ Society of Children’s Friends in Poland in 1919-1939. The third area of interest, in line with the title of the work, is the work of the Łódź Division of RTPD in 1923-1939. Photos illustrate the issues discussed in the monograph and present activists from the Łódź Division.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8220-258-8
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8220-257-1
  • Page Count: 400
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish