School Readiness in Case of Six-Year-Old Students as a Market Instrument of Educational Policy

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Śliwerski, Bogusław (2016)
  • Publisher: Edukacja Elementarna w Teorii i Praktyce
  • Journal: Elementary Education in Theory and Practice (issn: 2353-7787, eissn: 1896-2327)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.14632/eetp_34.3
  • Subject: pedagogika | pre-school education; compulsory education; school maturity; education policy; political manipulation | pedagogika | edukacja przedszkolna; obowiązek szkolny; dojrzałość szkolna; polityka oświatowa; manipulacja polityczna

The analysis is based on the politicization of the age of compulsory school since 2009 in Poland. It was implemented in the framework of state system change by the Ministry of Education. In my work I answer the question whether six years old children are ready for this change and mature enough? Can they cope in schools, which lead the learning process in a way that is radically different from the pre-school education? The problem is not related only with the psychophysical maturity, but the maturity of the existing institutions and curriculum. Education authorities presents different point of view to scientifical approach, due to the fact that the main aim of this educational change was movement of compulsory education graduates into labor market as early as possible. It was not related with support of children’s development. I claim that quoting the British authorities solutions, by educational political authorities from our country, only serves to political manipulation.
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