Helping Education in Exile. The Publishing Activity of the Committee for Polish Children in the USSR (1943–1946). Second edition Cover Image
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Na pomoc zesłańczej edukacji. Działalność wydawnicza Komitetu do spraw Dzieci Polskich w ZSRR (1943-1946). Wydanie drugie
Helping Education in Exile. The Publishing Activity of the Committee for Polish Children in the USSR (1943–1946). Second edition

Author(s): Albin Głowacki
Subject(s): Social history, History of Education, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), History of Communism
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: Committee for Polish Children; Kompoldiet; Stalinist regime; education in exile; deportation; exile; repatriation
Summary/Abstract: The latest monograph showcases the publishing activity of the Committee for Polish Children in the USSR in the years 1943–1946. It also presents the dramatic state of education among the deportees’ children until 1943 against the backdrop of Polish-Soviet relations. Analysing post-Soviet archives, the author discusses the political conditions and context of the publishing work of the Committee that was meant to shape the consciousness of pupils as desired by the Polish communists. The reader discovers a behind-the-scenes reality of the committee’s efforts to provide teaching programmes and coursebooks steeped in factual as well as ideological and political content to Polish-medium schools. The author offers a particularly interesting commentary on the preparation and publishing of original material, such as the alphabet book, reading practice texts, native literature excerpts and a Polish geography, as well as a Polish history teaching programme. He also makes critical observations on the obstacles to the Committee’s editorial activity, many of which resulted from the limitations of the war period, censorship and political determinants.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8142-423-3
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8142-422-6
  • Page Count: 508
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish