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Elite schools in Poland: Four angles of scrutiny

posted on 02.03.2021, 22:10 by ALEXANDRA MARGARET DUNWILL
Poland’s elite school options have expanded during its post-communist transformation. Academic research on these options has been lacking. Alongside burgeoning research on elite schools around the world, this study explores such schools’ emergence within a context influenced by a range of different and often conflicting social forces. In doing so, the study elucidates how socio-historical processes since 1989 diversified Poland’s egalitarian education system and facilitated the emergence of schools for elites. The study adds to the limited research on elite schools in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, enriching the existing body of knowledge on elites and elite schools around the world.


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Principal supervisor

Howard Prosser

Additional supervisor 1

Professor Jane Kenway

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Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Education