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Piwowarski, Rafal – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1998
Examines the developments and direction of educational-system changes which have taken place in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia during the past decade. Comparisons are made between the four countries, focusing on the following areas: school reforms, change of the structure, and non-public schools. (JPB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Elementary Education
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Waloszek, Danuta – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1998
Discusses the essence of child education in Poland, focusing on preschool education. The concept of the playgroup is examined as a place concerned with providing students with knowledge. An alternative is suggested which which takes into account the child's feelings and relationship with the family and close environment. (JPB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Innovation, Family Role, Family School Relationship
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Bielen, Barbara; Malkowska-Zegadlo, Hanna – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1998
Examines language competence and reading comprehension of 7-year olds, focusing on the aims and content of Polish-language teaching in grades I-III. Discussion includes the development of Polish students compared to international standards; language task performance; gender and background influence on competence; and the relationship between…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency
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Karwowska-Struczyk, Malgorzata – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1998
Describes early childhood education research done in Poland as part of the IEA Pre-primary Quality of Life project. Observations discussed include: the children's activities, teacher behavior, management of children's time in kindergarten, the relationship between these variables, and their connection with the development of 4- to 7-year-old…
Descriptors: Child Development, Classroom Environment, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives
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Karwowska-Struczyk, Malgorzata – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1993
Describes a study that examined parental involvement in kindergarten in Poland and that is part of an international project based on Bronfenbrenner's theory of the ecology of human development. Details parents' opinions about kindergarten and their expectations of both teachers and the setting in which their child has been placed. (BB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Karwowska-Struczyk, Malgorzata – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1993
Presents (1) characteristics of the totalitarian educational system in Poland which influence the current educational situation; (2) expectations for institutions connected with early childhood education in the new democratic political and social situations in Poland; and (3) an image of early childhood settings as institutions supporting parent…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Democratic Values, Early Childhood Education, Economic Change