Volume 6/2014/1


Kamila Gandecka
Teachers as social workers: a real challenge in the process of the integration of local communities from 1945 to 1956 as exemplified by towns and villages in Lower Silesia.

Teachers of all levels of the schooling system constituted one of the most numerous professional groups that were a part of the waves of settlers arriving in Lower Silesia. In the times when the “new” social, political, and cultural reality was being constructed in the Lower Silesia region the teachers would take care of basically everything, starting with preparing proper places for lessons to be ran, admissions of students into the particular classes, to preparing curricula according to the educational policy of the state and the requirements of the population of a given region, which was frequently a source of moral and ethical dilemmas.

Key words: teacher; social workers; integration; local communities; Lower Silesia; the period from 1945 to 1956

doi: 10.2478/cphpj-2014-0010

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