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The policy of offering equal educational opportunities in the Third Polish Republic

Author(s): Natalia Stępień-Lampa
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Education, Politics and society, Sociology of Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: equal educational opportunities; social policy;educational policy;
Summary/Abstract: This book is concerned with the problem of offering equal educational opportunities. The first part deals with terminological issues. The author attempts to define the policy of offering equal educational opportunities and places this area of social life in the system of social policy. Next, she describes actions aimed at giving equal educational opportunities undertaken in Poland since 1989. Finally, she discusses the goals and assumptions of the educational reform of 1999 and its continuation – the change in the Basis of General Education Programme, introduced to schools ten years later. The second part discusses the instruments of public social policy for levelling out educational opportunities for children and young people coming from poverty-stricken families. These instruments are divided into two groups (those targeted at the student and at his or her family) and thoroughly analysed, taking into account the legal situation. The book closes with issues of the multisector approach to active policy of offering equal educational opportunities. Because actions introduced by the public sector do not produce expected effects, the author suggests that steps should also be taken by non-governmental organisations and the private sector to alleviate differences in educational opportunities. This book is targeted at people interested in social policy, politicians, representatives of local authorities and regional councils, business sector institutions and non-governmental organisations.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8012-902-3
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8012-901-6
  • Page Count: 122
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish