Józef Smetana Czech and Polish Teacher in Volhynia in the Twenty-Year Interwar Period
The position of religion in Czech schools has been the subject of discussion among educationalists since the second half of the nineteenth century. Supporters of the radical current excluded religion from school completely, while conservatives defended the existing situation just as determinedly. Advocates of the reform tendency took the view that religion, as an essential component of modern culture, cannot and must not be ignored in school and that schools must not cut themselves off from centuries-old traditions.
Keywords: teacher; Józef Smetana; Volhynia; the twenty – year interwar period